Being resilient means being able to bounce back. Our jobs, health, relationships and financial situation—none of them are guaranteed for life. Just being aware that we can’t predict the future gives us the opportunity to do some positive “what if…” thinking.
So, think about a time when you suffered a loss, experienced a rejection or failed. What helped you move on? Did you need to pull back for a while and let others take care of you before you could venture forth again? Did you jump into something new and, if so, did that work or was it a disaster? Was a particular person supportive and what type of support did you find most helpful? What did you learn about yourself and what strengths did you find? By being aware of what personal resources you bring to any challenging situation, you can be more resilient. That knowledge can help you turn adversity into opportunity.
Money Saving Tips
Don’t throw away that old leaky garden hose! Punch holes in it and use is as a drip hose to water your plants or lawn. Sprinklers will require 50-60% more water than a drip hose because of the loss of water to sun and wind as the sprinkler water goes into the air.
What made you smile today?
What made you proud of your money choices today?