Badassery Magazine January 2018 Issue 20 - Page 9

B elieve it or not, we all experience low bank accounts, and low moods, some days. This can be really really difficult, especially during the hyped-up, over-socialized holiday season. The days when we look at our bank account and want to cry because it’s lower than we want or need it to be can be truly devastating. And the days when I looked into mine and felt the racing heart and sweaty palms of an outright panic attack will never be far enough away that I will forget that feeling. So, how do we feel abundant when our bank accounts outright SUCK?!? How do we manifest abundance of ANY KIND when we want to throw ourselves off of a cliff, out of a window, or into the nearest minimum-wage paying job just so we can get ahead? It’s easier than you think. But it doesn’t have to be all unicorns and fluffy kittens and glit- ter-bomb rainbows. In fact, it doesn’t even require any badass super-powers. It only requires yourself. The first thing to do is to truly READ your account statements, or your spending and receiving ledger. If you aren’t keeping track of these things, now is the time to start. At the end of each day, make a quick note in a checkbook ledger or a small notebook, or if you’re all fan- cy-like, an excel document. Just jot down everything that you spent on what it was for ($6 for convenience store coffee and a cookie? Check! $12 for new nail polish? Check!) This is ALSO the place to add in every penny you receive (nickel on the sidewalk! Check! Penny in my coat pocket! Check!) And, in the back or on a separate column, every non-cur- rency thing your receive. For ex- ample, when someone at school came to check on me after an absence the other day, I wrote it down every single time. That was an ABUNDANCE of love and care that I hadn’t even expected to receive. I write down every time someone holds the door, hands me a pen at the bank, or otherwise helps me out. That gratitude translates into a bigger bank account for sure. The more I write down in a week, the big- ger my bank account grows by. 8