What comes to mind when someone brings up finances? Do you get really excited and want to talk about your investment portfolio and different income streams or does it make you want to stick your head into the sand? Feelings and thoughts surrounding money are often linked to our childhood when we observed others handle their finances.
Were your parents spenders or savers? How about you? Are your financial patterns the same or entirely opposite of your parents? Some people have the exact spending habits as their others while others, if they felt restricted or are more rebellious, will have the opposite.
When growing up, did you hear the expressions: money doesn’t grow on trees, I’m not made of money, etc? If you did, you probably have some blocks surrounding money.
How do you know if you have blocks?
Some obvious signs:
Here are some less obvious ways:
While some of the above statements may hold some element of truth, keep an eye on how often you say it when money is involved.
Spend some time observing your thoughts whenever you hear a story surrounding money. If you find out, ask if it’s your thought or something you learned from someone else.
For more about your emotional money blocks, come to one of our complimentary advanced workshops.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.