My hubby works away so I often have weeks without him around – and weeks with him here. It’s like living a life of two halves.
For a few weeks I’m super mum doing it all, work, household, baby and then he is back, and the super mum cape gets hung up for a bit whilst we snuggle back under the blanket of joint parenting for a while.
What struck me this time around though when he jumped on a jet plane once again was how I’d gotten tired of trying to do it all so instead decided he could steer the ship for a while.
Now fortunately hubby is a pretty good navigator and once in a while we all need a little rest but it got me thinking about how whole chunks of time can just pass by if you are not living in that moment, you are just on autopilot… or have handed the controls to someone else.
And this is what we can do with our financial life’s. Sometimes it all feels that bit too hard, so we bury our head in the sand, hand over control to something (like the bank or fate) or someone else and ultimately miss those moments that could be the key to uplevel our income, upgrading our life and really feeling confident in our financial decisions.
What can you do to feel safe to rely on yourself and your judgment? Well just like me and my super mum cape, firstly you need to be kind to yourself and recognise that sometimes we just need to call it like it is. Say what your feeling. You have to promise though no beating yourself with the stick of money shame, I just want to see you giving yourself some plain old compassion and kindness.
Then decide how your going to switch off the auto pilot. In my instance I recognised that I needed a break but then collaborated on a plan with hubby which both gave us time to pursue our own individual goals and those of our family.
What one thing could you do differently to help you switch of autopilot and take control of your wealth and happiness? It really is safe for you to steer the ship.
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