Can’t face your figures? Write a letter to money instead.
Yes, we are all human and there are times where we all think ‘ugh’ I can’t face doing my figures or my bookkeeping, or money just got on top of you.
So today what I wanted to do, was provide you with a short, quick tool to use, when you get into that place.
Yes, it is only being human and by doing writing instead of figures, hopefully, it accesses a different part of your brain.
Now many of you might have written a letter to money before but what I am suggesting today, is to just pick one topic to keep it short and sweet.
Why can’t I get on with my books?
Why do I always spend more than I earn?
Why do I … whatever it is that is your thing?
Just pick one topic and write a letter.
Now what you want to do is write it like you are writing to a dear friend.
A dear friend that is never going to read it so you can be as honest as you like!
It is a great place to have a good rant or get anything off your chest that you feel will help.
You can just take a sheet of paper and write it out, do it on your computer. Or if you want some headings to help you along, I have prepared some.
If you go to my website www.jennybracelin.co.uk/dearmoney you will find the headings and the explanations.
The headings for your Dear Money letter are:
I am doing…, so it is Dear Money and then say what you are doing.
I am feeling…and say what you are feeling.
Ask what can you do…what can you do?
Dealing with buts, and’s and I want more’s… they will come up so have that as a topic.
What can I do now? You don’t have to do it but ask the question.
End with a Thank You, that is always a good way to end.
So that is my ‘get yourself unstuck’ little tool so thank you very much for watching.
Next week we are back to practical stuff and it is a Live Q & A on Facebook at 12 noon GMT on Friday 3rd February 2017.
We are talking about now you have done your books, or now you have done your accounts, what now? You can just stick them in a drawer but we are going to provide you with some other useful suggestions.
Thank you for watching.