All of us have been children at some point in our lives, and as a child I know I heard “I am just wasting my breath” talking to you!” It could have been from a parent or a teacher when we did not agree with their advice…
In a way, they were right, I was not listening to them; I had to do it my way. They were right, do not waste your breath! “As you waste your breath complaining about life someone out there is breathing their last. Appreciate what you have. Be thankful and stop complaining. Live more, complain less. Have more smiles, less stress.” …unknown
There is a process to become mindful, and once you learn the process you can make it an automatic response.
Step One: Do nothing.
Step Two: Take a deep breath.
Step Three: Process your mental and physical reaction.
Step Four: Decide how to proceed with whatever you are facing whether it is a small or a large thing, a good or a bad thing.
Step Five: Repeat the process if necessary.
In the last few weeks, we have been talking about money, fear, monkey mind, adrenalin rushes, drama, mirror talking, money breathing. If the source of your stress is financial, learn to MONEY BREATHE. Practice the above process and begin facing any financial decision or fear with MONEY MINDFULNESS…as you become mindful about your finances, the fear begins to dissipate, the talking to yourself in the mirror becomes easier, and unwinding your money drama begins.