How To Write a Love Letter to Your Money (We're Not Kidding)

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If money was a person, what has your relationship been with them over the past year? BFFs? Frenemies? Neighbors that tolerate each other? Annoying co-workers? Take some time this week to show it how much you care. Use these tools to write a love letter to the money in your life, and make space for a relationship to grow.

What you'll need:

  • Pen and paper
  • A quiet space
  • Unrestricted time for reflection

Get in the mood:

Think about the people that you love. How do they make you feel? Why do you keep them in your life?

Think about how money has enriched your life. Which events signify that? How did you feel? Why was money valuable in those moments?

How do you treat money when it enters and exits? You can review how you keep your financial space, or how you talk about money in conversations with others.

What values, if any, matter to you in partnerships with other people? How do those apply to your potential partnership with money?

What are you looking forward to achieving with money as a partner this year?

Visualize:

Try imagining money as a real human being, which may help you tap into a more emotional response in this practice. How does it carry itself? 

Visualize the emotions you'd both like to feel on that person's face.

Post-exercise:

Try to keep that banter going with your new BFF when engaging in financial activities – like checking your bank account balance, or paying a bill. See if it helps you maintain a more positive approach to how you feel about your funds. You can always write a follow-up letter for further reflection.

Explore more ways to re-write your relationship with money here.

Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash.