The trouble with trying to repay debt with money is that it really isn’t any fun. Chasing dollars at the expense of our happiness is debilitating. And even after our debt is paid, we may be left chasing the next thing we need to borrow for and simply step back into the trap of debt and obligation! Again, not fun.
Of course, banks will only take money as payment for our loans. However, as an expert in willpower, with clients who are now debt-free, I urge us to not give money too much credit. There is a more enjoyable, spiritual method to earn money, one without stress. Warning: there will be no spreadsheets, budgets or penny-pinching.
The easiest, most enjoyable and effective way to pay off financial debt has nothing to do with money. As a matter of fact, as my clients agree, when they chose to focus on budget and money as a way to manage and work off their debt, they were the most unhappy! Instead, I suggest an eye-opening, heart-opening change in perspective, which will increase the value of both our life account and bank account.
Invest Yourself Wisely
Instead of seeing our most valuable asset as money, and what we use to pay for stuff, let’s realize that our most valuable asset is life and its energy within us. If we aren’t alive, we can’t do anything, much less pay our bills. Since our life energy is more valuable than money, what will we choose to do with it?
How we choose to invest our energy is the best prediction of our financial future. Do we invest in activities that are worthy or wasteful? Do we donate our energetic, waking hours to smoke, drink, gossip, television, illegal activities, or other unhealthy indulgences? Or do we invest our energetic capital in healthy, productive activities? I am not suggesting that we work 24 hours a day so that we become rich—quite the opposite. Richness comes in a variety of shapes: rich health, spirituality, relationships, wisdom, awareness, and finances.
As we focus and choose to consciously and wisely invest our energy in health and joy, we make deposits into our good life account, and our financial accounts will grow in tow. Think about your own life: how much money do you spend per week on things that are unhealthy or not growing you in a good direction? How much time do you spend with people who are draining and leave you feeling “spent?” If you invested in your health instead, could that money be put toward debt or that time be put toward joy?
Every Second Counts
When we invest our life energy (also known as “energetic dollars”) in health and joy, we show Life that we are grateful, appreciative, and want more of these things. By simply choosing health and joy, Life will provide us with dividends of health and joy. For example, if we invest in healthy eating, Life may provide us with dividends of healthy bodies, sleep, wakefulness and offspring. And, if we invest our energetic dollars in work that we love, which also brings us joy, Life will bring us more of that joyful work that we love—and the dollars that come with it. As you can see, by making choices in health and joy, we are making direct deposits into our personal worth and receiving dividends in dollars—and in life!
I challenge and encourage you. How can you invest more of yourself in health and joy?
Always with love, Angelique