Constantly? Throughout the day? Daily? Every few days? Once a week? As little as possible?
I’d have to say, more often than I can consciously count. Some aren’t really active thoughts as such, but general emotions related to finances, if that makes sense – feelings tied to broader money issues that are never far from my mind.
Lately, of course, they’ve often revolved around the financials of having kids. Patently ridiculous given actual timelines, but the nervous nelly/overplanner in me keeps rearing her head.
Money makes the world go round, so no wonder if you have money on your mind more often than not.
Here’s another thought…
How often would you LIKE to think about money?
For me, it doesn’t really matter, I don’t think. As long as the thoughts and feelings are positive.
Therein lies the trap, of course. More often than not, those money thoughts come with stress and worry.
But our thoughts carry a lot of weight. There’s real power behind our internal stream of consciousness. The more uplifting our inner dialogue, the better we’re going to feel. And that flows through into what we actually do.
So, if you catch yourself thinking depressing, frustrating, anxious thoughts about your money – try to reframe those. It doesn’t have to be a massive shift. Something 10 percent more uplifting, for starters. You want it to be believable. Instead of “I’m never going to have enough money for X” try “I’m saving more and more money every month”.
Hack your brain and harness it for good. If those thoughts are getting you down, why not try a different tack?