Financial, Wellness

Balancing Out Your YOU Book

Balancing Out
Your YOU Book

June 25, 2018
Jen Gardner, NLP Coach

When it comes to finances, it’s not always easy to spend money on your health and wellbeing. Maybe you have no problem spending money on a new outfit, getting our hair or nails done, a new set of golf clubs, or even a gym membership, but do you frequently avoid thinking about how beneficial it may be to invest in your mental and spiritual health? It’s easy to get caught up in family, work and life without regularly tending to those deep emotional wants that also deserve attention for your happiness. All those hidden aspects of you have to be dealt with, and since you haven’t dealt with them already, that means they are stuck there, like ghosts secretly haunting you behind your every mood swing.

You need help, everyone does. And it’s okay to be vulnerable and admit that…it’s a good starting point. You need something from someone else. Whether it be life coaching, therapy, a yoga or meditation class, a healing service, a new course on how to improve your relationships, or maybe a few new educational books, but you have a right or even an obligation to invest in yourself. We all do. If we do not continuously invest in ourselves and strive for more out of life, then we cannot grow in the ways that make us happy. So, if you want happiness, you have to invest in your health and wellbeing.

That’s where finances come in. If you are not financially stable, you are less likely to invest in yourself in the ways of mental or emotional capacity. But, if you do not invest in yourself in those ways, then you are less likely to become financially stable. Here why: A person who is tending to their mental, emotional and spiritual well being regularly, will encounter more gratitude, feel happier and experience more abundance. They will also feel like they have more purpose and more to give to others. People that invest in themselves also understand more joy and positivity in their lives, as well as more success in career and finances. Did you know that like a magnet, true happiness attracts more happiness? Which is why budgeting for your mental and spiritual must-haves is not only for self-preservation, but for exponential growth in life. 

What would it feel like for you to budget for your emotional, mental or spiritual requirements? Maybe it looks like taking on a new practice; a coaching session twice a month; or a weekly massage. Surely, the financial cost is worth the gain to improve your stress, anxiety or overwhelm with any drama that lurks around the corners of your everyday life. Isn’t it worth it to take a breather, or to just experience what it means to be calm and still? To be present in the moment? To get in touch with WHO you are and not HOW you are?

There is huge value in what you will get from sitting and talking with a coach; or learning how meditation and breathing mindfully can enhance your sense of self-worth. When you can truly connect with yourself, then it’s worth spending the money, because your life is worth living to the fullest. That’s why you are here. So, find a way to cut back on extra spending on coffee or eating out, or buying unnecessary items at the store, and take control of your budget, because once you do that, it will be easy to enhance your wellbeing.