Why Financial Freedom Is A Healthcare Issue: The Secret to Abundance: One aspect of health that we don’t typically explore is the importance of feeling financially stable. Although money can’t buy you happiness, the stress of not having enough can take a toll on mental and physical health. Today we’re diving into all things money, financial freedom, and the secret of abundance.
Why Financial Freedom Is A Healthcare Issue
Chronic stress is at the root cause of almost every one of our modern-day illnesses. The hormonal impact that stress has on the human body sets off a cascade of effects ranging from a suppressed immune system and poor sleep to adrenal exhaustion, anxiety, and depression. Stress breaks down our resilience to the world both physically and mentally, which brings more stress, and the spiral continues.
The body cannot distinguish between emotional, physical, and chemical stressors. Virtually all forms of stress have this downward spiral impact on the body, compounding on one another. The downward spiral is why the stress associated with finances is one of the most substantial undiscussed burdens the wellbeing of our mind and body. Although money can’t buy happiness, the weight of not having enough to get by can take a massive toll on our health.
What You Resist, Persists
The things you focus on life are the things that continue to grow. Famous depth psychologist Carl Jung spoke the famous words “what you resist not only persists but will grow in size.” This concept is very much reflected in the realms of money and financial freedom.
This idea should not be taken naively; we’re not suggesting you ignore all your problems. The key is to address money from a place of confidence and trust, as opposed to fear and failure. When it comes to money, like all aspects of life, there is power in perspective. Not every situation is going to go to plan or be comfortable. However, trusting that life is unfolding in your favor will enable you to get to the other side much faster than if you wallow in self-pity and fear.
Two tricks to shift your mindset from fear to power:
1. Feel As If The Money Has Already Manifested Itself
This simple trick is a powerful way to change your way of thinking and get new energy flowing into your life. By embodying the notion that money is already here, you begin to see the world in a new light. When you focus on lack, all you see is lacking. By opening your eyes to the monetary abundance, you start to see opportunities that never would have entered your periphery otherwise. Feel as if the money has already manifested itself and align yourself with the new vibration to attract more of it into your world.
2. Feel Gratitude For The Money That You Have Right Now
Gratitude is one of the easiest ways to shift gears out of fear and towards financial freedom. No matter what your current situation, take a moment (or two) to feel grateful for the money that you do have. This gratitude practice can extend itself to all aspects of your life and doesn’t have to be limited to just financial growth. A good time to practice a few minutes of gratitude is first thing in the morning before you get out of bed and before you go to sleep.
Financial Freedom: Finding Your Worth
Many women fear going after their desires, which is no surprise considering the long history of female repression in America. It wasn’t that long ago that women couldn’t vote or work. Although times have changed– there is still lingering patriarchy in the air.
Women also face the constant bombardment of social and network media, telling them what they should look like, which takes a toll on the psyche. Between historical repression and modern-day advertisements, many women have settled into a sense of very low self-esteem and worth.
Generating financial freedom requires a strong sense of self-worth. Setting the price for the work that you do means believing in yourself. In the workplace, it might look like asking for a raise or asking for a promotion. It could also mean quitting a job in which you’re undervalued or over-worked. Another common problem for many women in the freelance world is underpricing your work. Another is not speaking up for yourself when a client is verbally abusive.
Working on your relationship with yourself is paramount in generating more income. Finding worth can be done in various ways, all of which require reconnecting with yourself. For some, this can be facilitated with therapy; for others, it can come from a mindfulness practice (like meditation or gentle yoga). It might require exploring your childhood and releasing any trauma you’ve taken on. A common childhood trauma being money-related fears passed down by one or both parents.
Being empowered enables you to go after what you deserve and not be taken advantage of in the workplace. By healing your relationship with yourself, you will be able to see more clearly the type of environment conducive to a healthy life and financial freedom. With this change, you not only end up generating more income, but you’ll also be happier in the work that you do.
Financial Freedom: It’s More Than Money
After all this money talk, let’s get real for a minute about what it means to live an abundant life. The happiest people are those that can find satisfaction in the things in life that often go unnoticed. Abundance is a mindset; it’s a way of seeing the world filled with gratitude for all the incredible things that surround us.
Although having this mindset might seem unrelated to generating money, it is directly related. As we have explored: what you resist persists. The truth also stands when you look at the opposite: where attention goes, energy flows. When you live in a mindset of abundance, feeling grateful for what is, you start to attract abundance. Feeling abundant doesn’t necessarily make sense with the rational mind. The rational mind wants to seek scientific validation and peer-reviewed studies, but it’s the kind of advice you need to experience to understand.
Embodying abundance can start with the smallest moments of gratitude, like feeling the wind graze your cheek. Eventually, you can build up to feeling grateful for the flowers, and even the rain! Seemingly difficult situations can be lined with a deep sense of gratitude. Having a positive mindset starts to attract positivity into your life in unimaginable ways.
Surrendering to the mystery of life and trusting that you are supported in every imaginable way will open doors you didn’t know existed. Financial abundance is but one of those doors. As you keep knocking, you will also find mental health and stability, friendships, intimate relationships, joy, laughter, and much more. Money is absolutely one currency of abundance. However, don’t underestimate the power of all the others you will discover along the way.
Money Revealed Documentary
The American Medical Association has noted that STRESS is the basic cause of more than 60 percent of all human illness and disease. Sleeplessness, headaches, intestinal and digestive problems… unexplained weight gain, inflammation, aches, and pains… it’s all connected back to stress. Study after study shows how bad stress is for our health… and why it’s linked to all six leading causes of death. And as you learned in today’s post, MONEY is the greatest source of stress—when it comes to impacting our health. It’s undeniable: money stress = health problems.
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