Chris Childs

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Tip #3 : Let go of how you think things ‘Should be’

I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times.  Yes, it is an uncertain time and there are things that we won’t be able to control – but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be an opportunity.

For 7 weeks I am going to send you a daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!

“Bend don’t break”

Tip #3 :  Let go of how you think things ‘Should be’ and revisit your budget – Adjust it to work with how things are.

You can’t control what happens – you CAN control how you respond.  We aren’t asking you to just think positive in the face of any financial struggle that this crazy time has brought your way.  We are asking you to use some mental muscle and resist the urge to be hijacked by fear, anger or frustration.  

If you focus your energy on looking for solutions rather than lamenting problems you are much more likely to find opportunities for new doors to open, or money leaks to plug.  It’s hard to think creatively when you’re in fight or flight mode. Luckily, both shifting focus from problems to solutions AND the act of making lists or plans are great hacks for calming down the fear centre of the brain, bringing the energy into your rational pre-frontal cortex.  

Top tip – also don’t waste energy by being frustrated that you got frustrated! ‘I should be feeling more positive’ is as unhelpful as ‘this shouldn’t be happening’ is.  Just catch yourself, then get curious about what solutions you can find. Dive into your budget looking for ways to adapt your goals and money habits so you can thrive in this time.

Recommended Reading: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.

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