Are Your Finances Healthy or in Dis-ease?

In Australia, the end of the financial year has just finished and I am feeling a little excited as I have been to my accountant and this year’s personal tax is completed. I am quite excited about this as it has been a number of years since I completed this process with ease (as you will know if you have been reading my journal for a while – I wrote about some of my financial dis-ease here, herehere and here).

In today’s journal I am going to share with you –

  • What is Disease?
  • What is Financial Dis-ease?
  • 3 Symptoms of Financial Dis-ease.
  • What are Healthy Finances or Financial Wellbeing?

Let’s get started…


What is Disease?

There are a number of definitions of disease, including –

  • “a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.” ~ Google and Oxford Dictionary
  • “Lack of ease” and “a condition or tendency, as of society, regarded as abnormal and harmful” ~ The Free Dictionary
  • “a problem that a person, group, organization, or society has and cannot stop” and “an illness that affects a person, animal, or plant: a condition that prevents the body or mind from working normally” ~ Merriam-Webster

What words resonate for you out of the above definitions?

For me, the simplest is lack of ease, so when you have disease, you are in dis-ease and this dis-ease prevents your mind, body and spirit from working optimally.


What is Financial Dis-ease?

As money touches almost every area of your life, financial dis-ease can prevent your mind, body and spirit from thriving and working optimally. In order to change the dis-ease, you need to look with self-awareness, commitment and compassion at your relationship with money and re-align your mind, body and spirit.


3 Symptoms of Financial Dis-ease

There are a number of symptoms of financial dis-ease 3 symptoms are –

  1. Lack of Control – have you ever started the day with good intentions, only to end the day worse than you started? For example, you were going shopping and you promised to only pay cash for your purchases, however at the end of the day you used your credit card over and over?
  2. Lack of Responsibility or Blame – do you ever find it easier to blame other people for the financial situation your are in or are you responsible? Some examples of lack of responsibility include unpaid bills, or no money for food or clothing.
  3. Denial – I love the quote about denial that says “DENIAL – Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying” ~ Unknown. For a number of reasons, we can forget who we are and forget we are lying. Do you know how much money you have? How much you require or how much you owe? If not, you may be in denial.

There are a number of other symptoms to financial dis-ease including shame, excuses and distorted thinking.


What are Healthy Finances or Financial Wellbeing?

It is totally up to you to identify what you mean by healthy finances or financial wellbeing. Some questions that can help you do this include –

  • What do you want to accomplish?
  • What would be the signs of healthy finances or financial wellbeing for you?
  • How will you behave around money?
  • How do you measure your financial wellbeing or success?
  • How will you feel about your relationship with money?
  • How do you invest your time and energy?

As you are writing your answers to the above questions, be as clear and specific as possible. Remember these answers are yours and are personal to you.


Over to You…

I hope this article has given you an insight in to disease, financial dis-ease, symptoms or financial dis-ease and financial wellbeing.

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