Last week I decided to up my daily affirmations, some of you may remember my "tired of being poor" thread. I feel this is a condition I have expected, accepted and therefore, created. So, I plan to recreate a better future for my family, uh, sorry, I'm trying to think in the present, so I'm trying to create a better NOW for my family.
I've been looking at a retirement of eating rice and beans and being darn glad to get it. I want to be able to enjoy my life, not endure it, YK?
So, last week I decided to 1. pay myself first on payday, and 2. to say a few things every day to change my mindset. "People love to give me money" "My book is great, an agent is going to snap it up" "I have lots of money"
DH got OT on Saturday and Sunday, for the first time, ever. I decided to pay us first and put the full two days pay away. We'll have a tight week, but I just got our food coop order, so no one will notice.
I have been concentraing hard on getting my book re-re-re-rewritten : and I think I finally have the 1st chapter completely and totally fixed. I struggled with the beginning for so long and now it's great! (The rest is re-re-re-written, I just sort of had a breakthrough and understand what I was doing wrong. This IS it!) I honestly believe, not just an affirmation here, that it WILL get snapped up. Oh, goddess, I believe in myself again!
Oh, goddess, I believe in myself again!
It feels so good!
SO, I put away a good chunk of change, and it I was able to do the same thing this week, just not as much. I'm 47. THis is the first time, ever. Ever.
I always paid something off or bought someone new ...shoes, clarinet, soccer ball... WE'd have all gone out to dinner.
And I feel great. I need to add to this for this week. ANyone else want to try? You can make up whatever YOU want to change. I got a great book from the library, called the Wealthy Spirit. It's full of affirmations and neat quotes and I highly recommend it, but you can just make up your own.
Ask yourself, what's the worst that could happen....What's the best that could happen???
I meant to post this here a few days ago and accidently put it on Personal Growth. So, if you read it before, you're not just experiencing deja-vu. :LOL
When you beleive that you can have whatever you imagine, it makes you stop and think about what is it that you really want, and since I haven't quite figured that out yet I'm going to lurk for a bit.
I read your personal growth thread, in semi disbelief, but the next day I said to myself. People want to help me financially and guess what. I had a wonderful day $$$.
Thanks a bunch
I will pay my family and my self first. The bills will still get paid.
I will try to be as good-looking as Red someday.
I'm good enough, smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like me.
You are on the right track...good luck.
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
pranamama, so what's the plan for this week? Keep at it, and you can be the one helping others financially!
My goals this week. My life is rich in fun and adventure! I enjoy sending out ships and they bring me big money.
emergency medicine PA and single mother by choice
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
I so believe in affirmations. they have worked really well for me in the past, so I thought now is as good of a time as any to do some..not sure what to work on but I am feeling pretty sorry for myself latley so maybe that?
here are some I've come up with off the top of my head. I will start with the first one and do a new one each day. I'll let you know how it goes
I am strong, I can handle anything that comes my way.
All is well. I am surrounded by love and positive energy.
Everything happens for a reason.
Exactly what should be happening IS happening. I will take whater the universe sends my way.
No regrets. I live like there is no tomorrow. this one is a big one for me and has been for years, even more so now in light of recent events when now suddenly I am so future (or in the past) focused at this time
My affirmation this week is about wealth and abundance. I grew up with very little money and honestly believe that I will not have enough. I have already mastered paying my self first(put aside some savings). Now its time to stop accepting the I am poor mentality and believe that I have enough and even more.
So my affirmation is: I release my fear of wealth and wellness and open myself to receive the abundance of the Universe.
You know, I've always believed in getting what I give, but my mindset has been more like if I do wrong, it will come back to me. And it always has. But I've never truly believed that the good would come back to me, and it hasn't. Well, that is about to change.
"The best things in life aren't things."
I'm going to borrow from others if thats ok
I am strong and can handle anything
I will always be a good mother
The money will come
I will accept what is coming with peace.
I always talk about this book, but "Creative Visualisation" gives you great excersises for affirmations/visualisations.
So a few weeks later a friend / neighbor dropped in and stated to tell her tale of woe. Seems that everytime she made a deposit into her cheking account the bank lost the money. Since she had her receipts they corrected the error, but it was happening every time and really began to aggravate her.
Between the two of them they figured out that their account numbers were one number off, and the friends money was being deposited into my mothers account.
I don't think the bank required her to pay it back. I should ask her.
The point is that she beleived she would have money in her checking account and she did!
CrazyRED, I love your humor! IT's jsut that I have this image stuck in my head now of that skit on SNL. I'm just imaging myself sitting in front of that mirror, saying, "I'm good enough, smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like me."
Don't forget to keep repeating those affirmations!
I have also started going through all the junk in the house. Again I ask myself if we really need something. The boxes of crap are piling up in the basement. As the clutter in my home disappears, the clutter in my head is going too.
I desperately want to move. I was raised a farm girl and I live in town. I desperately want to be back in the country. I have begun to formulate a plan to do this. I have little conversations with myself about how to acomplish this. I have come to realize that this is do-able.
Since I homeschool, I call these conversations parent-teacher conferences.
P.S. I'm good enough, smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like me.
Everytime I see your name, I think of this smilie.........
How depressed can you be if you look like THAT!
Just so you'll recognise me, if we ever meet, here's a pic of me........
I get the same relief from throwing out clutter. Weird, huh? My cellar is terrible.
The country is cheaper than town! You'll be able to garden, have a few chickens maybe, inhale the fresh air. If we're going to wish a house up for Adina, why not a move to the country for you?
So, is about to find the perfect set-up, for herself and her family, in the country! Describe exactly what you want, write it down. YOu can't have it if you don't KNOW it. Tell me and I really will use my 'powers' to conjure you the perfect home. (I'm feeling particularly powerful today!)
I've fought depression for years. I'm tired of it. I'm not doing it anymore! From now on, I'm going to control my head, not the other way around.
My life is FULL of fun and adventure! I enjoy sending out ships and they bring me BIG money!
so here is my litany. i want to be home with my dd. i want to hs her and i want to move to hs friendly city nearby. and everything just has to fall in place to allow me to do that. whether it is the lottery (alas dotn buy tickets), a great job that i work at night from home or a rich life partner it is up to the higher power as long as it is not negative.
i hated my car and wanted it gone. was falling a part using up my money. well i got into an accident and got enough money to be able to buy me a car. just at that time a friend of the family decided to sell his good car for the same amount i got for my other car. now that is not the way i want it.
I succeed to the best of my ability in my Tae Kwon Do class
Money comes to me and my family effortlessly
My life reflexts my environmental, spiritual and philosophical beliefs
I am the mother I want to me
And what the heck, I have flowing and abundant hair
I've banished anxiety and worry from my life. My family is healthy and safe today.
I am a thoughtful, creative, and kind mother.
Decluttering and order are achievable. Perfection isn't worth the price.
Thanks, Red. This is good. Maybe I should use some of these on a marquee line as a screensaver.
Start making small changes that will help you get where you want to be. Look in the paper every day for something better, and BELIEVE you'll find it! Do you have a talent you could market? Cake decorating? Sewing? Good cook?
Hey, want my "if I ever gotta find work again job"? Cooking. Delivering dinners to people who work. A bunch of cheap styrofoam coolers, those re-useable but disposable dishes. People order dinner a night or two in advance. You have a menu, Monday is Meatloaf, Tuesday lasagna, etc. You cook and pack a meal for 4, for say $25.00 or $30. (you could even get started doing this only on weekends to see how well it would go.) Get a deposit for the coolers and dishes. If they're returned the next time you deliver, they get their deposit back. Uh, I have most of the details worked out, I've been thinking on this a lot! PM me if you want to dream about it too!
Life DOES get easier! It's so hard to leave little ones when you NEED to eat! But don't say, "I want..." Say, "I AM...." or "I have..."like it's already happening. BELIEVE IT!
Ohhh, I love teh screen saver idea, niblet! Cool. I think I'll do mine.
My life is full of fun and adventure!
I declutter easily. I am gentle with myself.
I enjoy my transformative process as I improve my life and my family life.
My income is constantly increasing. People love to give me money.
I now accept the perfect home for us and the abundance to buy and care for it and myself and my family.
For the last three weeks, I've put away all of my DH's overtime. Until these 3 weeks, he hardly GOT any. In the last 3 weeks, he made 2 full weeks pay in overtime, and I stashed every bit of it!
My mental attitude is 100% better. I BELIEVE that good things are going to happen. INstead of waking up and thinking "Ugh! What do I have to get done today" I think, "My life is full of fun and adventure" or "SOmething wonderful is happening to me today...I can FEEL it!" What a difference! I bounce out of bed and am eager to get started. (And my very best friend came out and spent a whole day with me, just hanging out! That's the most fun I can imagine! We live far away) I'm not at all depressed and instead feel freaking great!!!
Every day, I'm eager to work on my novel and suddenly, it seems to be coming together. I have the 1st chapter finished and am working hard on straightening out chapters 2-6 this week. Things had been at a standstill, I knew it was wrong, but couldn't tell where or what to fix, and now I can!
My goal this week will be to send the first 3 chapters out to agents.
My affirmations will be ....
Agents LOVE to read my book, THey are eager to get it published.
People love to give me money (I just like this one!) I have an abundance of money.
My life is full of fun and adventure!
I make friends easily, people like to get to know me.
So, how's it going for YOU. Update us!
I've had a few days in a row where I fought my anxiety and *won.* Very new and very powerful. It's interesting how that choice is an almost *physical* one for me - it feels like a physcial stuggle - a wrestling match.
I joined a curves gym and i have a training session tomorrow.
So i think i will focus this week on:
I am an excellent financial manager.
Meaning: pay myself, examine our credit card debt :Puke , and start a budget. All in baby steps, 15 minutes a day.
Does anyone else get symptoms of physical strss when dealing with the financial stuff? My heart is racing and my stomach clenching just from typing this. It makes me feel like such a freak show to admit this.
Thanks for asking us about updates, Red!
Heck, I've always gotten sick thinking about money and our lack thereof! That was one of the reasons my oldest told me about that cook, and that tstarted this thread!
And I think that's a big part of it. Do you think Donald Trump ever ONCE got sick thinking about money? I don't. I think it's just a puzzle he works to solve, something the rich or wealthy see as a problem to be worked.
'Course, they have that cushion of cash to soften the blow!
I know this isn't the popular financial advice, but I found that paying myself first was HARD and that I need to do it even if I owe a credit card bill. Otherwise, I never get ahead.
Oooh, I 've wondered how Curves would be! I've beeen workingout for a few months and I have MUSCLES! Small biceps, a waist, shrinking saddle bags. You GO!
I find the 'mmod' stuff to be a physical fight for me. "My life is fun and full of adventure": is something I have to really think on and I often feel a rush when successful!
I'm hoping to keep this going so we get to share our success!
A few weeks ago I did this and visulalised money, well within a week I noticed that my work (I'm currently on maternity leave), had paid me out a $1300 bonus even though I haven't worked there for 9mths!! How cool!!!
Anyway, Red, I've borrowed some of your affirmations (hope you don't mind?):
People love to give me money. I have an abundance of money.
My life is full of fun and adventure! (I REALLY like this one, my life can feel a bit dull and ordinary most of the time).
I make friends easily, people like to get to know me
It's a Delight-Filled Life.
I'm trying to keep the energy levels in this thread high, so more people=more energy.
I got my affirmations out of a book too. So, feel free to use them!
And congrats on the delicious bonus!