Money goals can be so interesting. For some they might be something seemingly small like “save for those strappy sandals I saw while I was window shopping.” For others they may feel ginormous like “Pay off 6 figures of debt on a modest salary.”
If you happen to be someone with one of the ginormous goals, it can be much easier to feel defined by it. We make it mean something about ourselves as people. Where did I go wrong if I’m facing 6 figures of debt while Sarah from the office is saving for another vacation to somewhere tropical?
It’s not often someone allows some strappy sandals to define them, but someone with substantial debt often does feel defined by it. That it is somehow a reflection of who they are as a person.
So how can we break the cycle of negativity around our money beliefs whether our goals are small or large?
You might not love the answer but journaling is a great first step.
Studies have shown time and time again that journaling can help. Don’t just take my word for it. Studies have shown that journaling is linked to reduced anxiety, regulate emotions, and even boost physical health as well.
I can already hear your objection “But Krista, I’ve tried journaling before and I don’t even know what to write. I just stare at the page and get frustrated so I give up!”
I’ve got you friend! I have something to help get you started. I created 5 journaling prompts for moms focusing on money goals. I pray it blesses you and opens up some great thought work that will get you heading in the direction you desire.
Be sure to tag me on instagram @moneymindfulmoms when you’re using your prompts. I’d love to encourage you!
Click below for a PDF with all 6 Journaling Prompts