Happy Monday! You know what happens now – our weekly Personal Reflection Exercise! Yay!
There’s no doubt that many people today are experiencing a cash flow deficiency. You can see the effects of it everywhere you look. For some, it is an opportunity to become more creative and resourceful concerning their spending habits and their ability to generate extra income. Today’s personal reflection exercise is about using economic challenges to inspire your creativity.
Economic challenges inspire me to be creative.
I believe that tough times call for more resolve. In tough economic times, I resist the urge to feel helpless and hopeless. Economic challenges inspire me to be creative.
I know I have the skill sets to be creative. I apply creativity in many areas of my life. This ability can also be exercised with my finances.
When things get a little tougher financially, I think of ways to make extra money. I actively seek opportunities to earn. I look for things I know I am good at, and can earn from.
I am also creative with my spending. There is always room in my budget for cutting expenditure.
I consider whether some of the things I want are actually things I need. I am mature and disciplined enough to know the difference between wants and needs. I remind myself that there is a time and place for everything.
If I notice others around me folding under economic pressure, I encourage them to persevere. I help them find ways to cut their expenses or earn more.
When I see something I want but cannot afford, I sometimes feel disappointed. But I resist the urge to spend on it. I allow myself to sleep it off. From experience, I know that I may no longer feel for it the next morning.
Today, I confront every challenge with determination to succeed. I am committed to staying one step ahead of economic challenges.
1. Do I consistently budget to prevent overspending?
2. What plans do I have in place to secure some kind of savings?
3. Do I allow myself to be indulgent when I know I can afford it?
Journal writing is a great way to get in touch with your dreams, goals, insights and emotions. Use the questions above as a prompt to writing out your own personal reflection entry today!
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