What does journaling have to do with money?

What does journaling have to do with money? Blog post by Financial Coach Patti Fagan


Do you ever feel stuck with some areas of your finances? Whether it’s earning more money, paying off debt, saving more for retirement or trying to get on a budget, if you’re feeling stuck, sometimes it helps to simply grab your journal, pick up a pen and write.

Write down your thoughts.

Write what you’re feeling.

Write whatever comes to mind.

Journaling is an excellent way to overcome your resistance to money because you’re engaging in self-inquiry.

Journaling is simply free-writing.

Journaling is a powerful method for uncovering the underlying emotions attached to money.

Let’s face it, money is an emotionally charged topic for women. It represents our sense of security and feeling safe in the world. Journaling is an excellent way to dig deeper into these issues, creating a huge opportunity for a breakthrough. 

Studies show that the most transformative journaling practice is to write for fifteen minutes a day for four days in a row. Write about the most troubling or bothersome circumstance in your past relating to money. Write in detail about the incident, the emotions you felt at the time of the incident, and the emotions that come up as you are doing the writing.

This method can yield powerful results if you’ll trust the process. 


Try this Wealth Manifestation Journal to help you achieve your money goals. 

Here are a few journal prompts to get you started:

  1. What is your first memory from childhood about money?
  2. What is not working in your current relationship with money? (Be honest!)
  3. What is your biggest fear when you think about your financial future?
  4. When you think about the amount of money you have in savings, what emotions come up for you?
  5. As a child, what did you learn from your mother about money?
  6. What did you learn from your father about money?
  7. What did you learn from your grandparents about money?
  8. What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made with money?
  9. What do you need to let go of in order to forgive yourself for that mistake?

If you gave yourself enough time and space to explore what came up for you, then you may experience uncomfortable emotions at this point. That’s a good sign. It means you’re getting in touch with your emotions around money. This is the way you transform your money relationship.

You choose to feel your emotions. Listen to what they’re telling you. Are there core beliefs blocking your success around money? What can you do to choose a new empowering belief instead?

You may also enjoy 7 Money Affirmations for Women of Faith.

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