Wealth in Life; Control Your Mind (part 2)

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In the previous article in this series, I offered some simple tactics for getting rid of those pesky “crazies”. After all you can’t be wealthy in life if your mind is running amuck. Read this final segment on mental mind strengtheners to build up your wealth in life.

(I came across this list of simple reminders from, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Busy Child Psychiatrist and Other Mental Health Professionals: Rubrics and Rudiments by Robert D. Friedberg, et al. I am quite fortunate, as El Carino has some expertise in mind matters.)

Take care of your mind, your body, and your spirit and your life will be full and balanced.

Today’s post is promoting mental well being. Replace faulty thoughts with more balanced thinking and your total perspective will improve. Even if this article doesn’t make you more cash, at least you’ll feel better about what you have :).

Copy these statements, put them in an accessible spot, and look them over when the “crazies” hit!

Act on facts not feelings or others’ opinions.

Protect my own safety and do things that build me up rather than tear me down.

Respect who I am and question others’ definitions of me.

Rescue my confidence by allowing myself to feel uncomfortable and dealing with it in healthy ways.

(I love this one. Whenever I feel uncomfortable, I use it as a reminder, that growth occurs when I push myself further and harder and learn to tackle difficult situtations. It never fails to make me better.)

Flex a taste and try something new. I can creatively problem solve and come up with coping strategies.

This article is scheduled in advance. Today, we are expected to be moving into our new (short sale) condo. Although, after 6 (plus) weeks of delays, I’m not putting any money on it. But, even if you don’t read these helpful statements, I know I will be so stressed that I’m going to review them again and again.

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What are some of your coping strategies?

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  1. Good points! I particularly like “Act on facts not feelings or others’ opinions”. You have to filter information and look for the facts. It is easy to confuse opinions with facts!
    Good luck on the move in!


    August 15, 2011

  2. Good luck with the move.

    It’s nice being a logical person that can see through emotion. It’s tough for me to sympathize with others because of this. My parents for example were so incredibly risk averse (but to their credit, great savers) that they missed out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment income over the years by not understanding diversification and investment time horizons.

    My University Money

    August 15, 2011

  3. Respect who I am and question others’ definitions of me.
    rings truist for me. Thanks for the sage words.

    Marie at FamilyMoneyValues

    August 15, 2011

  4. The mind is so powerful, it’s too often underestimated. I used to listen to The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale almost every day for a month. It changed my life. For those who don’t know, the strangest secret is (spoiler alert) “you become what you think about.” Ah, so true.

  5. My favorite is:

    Protect my own safety and do things that build me up rather than tear me down.

    So many times we willingly put ourselves in situations that we know will tear us down. We need to invest in ourselves!

    Travis @Debtchronicles

    August 15, 2011

  6. Very true! I also find what works for others may not necessarily work for me. If I don’t acknowledge that, I’m bound for disappointment.

    Great post Barb!


    August 16, 2011

  7. To all,

    I am prone to worry and fight it off with smart and healthy thinking. Although raised in a family who was overly concerned with others opinions, I have fought that unhelpful belief quite well (with the help of El Carino).

    I also avoid those who bring me down.

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I am in the throws of unpacking from a big cross country move and have no internet. thus, your visits mean that much more to me!

    Hopefully, I’ll be back on line and settled in a few days!!

    Thank you all!!! Barb


    August 17, 2011

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