Have you been waiting for tomorrow to stop a certain habit you have with money?
Charging everything on a credit card but can’t afford to pay it off
Avoiding looking at our money (online banking, statements, bills)
Eating out too much
Robbing Peter to pay Paul
Numbing out on online shopping
And soooooooo many more! Did any of these resonate with you?
In a perfect world we would feel ready. Sometimes we just need to take one small step.
When I first started working with my money, I did not feel ready. It felt like one of those things that I just needed to get going on because I just kept saying “tomorrow I will deal with it”.
Tomorrow never came but my excuses and avoidance did, every single day.
I avoided money for so long. The main thing that I was avoiding was my debt. I just kept spending and...
I am in recovery from an addiction to spending money.
I am in recovery from addiction to alcohol.
When I first got sober from alcohol my addiction to spending money got out of control.
I almost lost my home because of my spending addiction. That was my rock bottom.
The impulses I felt about drinking had now manifested into overspending.
The parallels between sobriety and money is fascinating to me and see it in women every day.
When we are active in our addiction it is often us trying to cope with an internal struggle with external things.
My drinking was fueled by anxiety, stress, overwhelm, burnout and so many other things.
Getting sober my spending was fueled by all the same things. When I was stressed (and all the other feelings), I went to the store to purchase things to make me feel better. Even when I felt happy, it was an excuse to go spend money.
When we are in recovery there is a term called addiction transference. What this means is that you can transfer your...