Does money matter in the relationship, relationships in general?
Yes it absolutely does. The number one cause of divorce do to some sort of financial problem. Sometimes the problem is a shortage of money, Sometimes divorce happens right after one spouse or if you can even imagine this both spouses get laid off at the same time.
If this makes you cringe then it’s time to talk to your helpmate.
Discuss the what if’s so you know where your partner stands. What do I mean? Will your partner stick by you if you lose your job and current lifestyle?
One of my ex girlfriend’s values were so out of wack we had to break up after my company was downsized.
She told me that getting laid off was my fault because I saw it coming and now she was upset. My guess is that she was angry that I couldn’t provide.
I admit, sometimes the writing is on the wall. Butttt I thought things would turn around if I worked harder.
Close but no cigar.
So that chapter had to come to an end.
The thing is I had no clue my girlfriend was so self-centered and did not care about me as a person or our relationship beyond my paycheck.
That’s why I definitely advocate for you to speak with your significant other as soon as possible when it comes to your financial values.
The last thing you want is to get into a pinch and realize after a few years that a piece of your relational foundation is unstable.
Every I statement you make in your life has meaning and future consequences. Why? Your words have so much power. Some I statement examples are:
I am beautiful.
I cannot do this.
I am dumb.
I am not qualified.
I am intelligent.
This morning my mantra was “Jay regardless of what your current situation or obstacle looks like, you can and will overcome it.” I believe that I am a conquer.
I tell myself things like this on a regular basis as reminder of what I have and can accomplish. I learned through a friend of mine that everything I place an “i” in front of is a construction for my life.
Your words are constructing everything that you are, everything that you do. So be extremely careful in what you are telling yourself because you just may believe it.
As promised, here is a list of 10 excuses men make to avoid the doctor. Check out the list here. I found this list while researching my last post, Men Health Questions- When should I get a checkup? My personal favorite is number 5. Money …
There are many health benefits of getting enough sleep. I hinted on how sleep can help you as well as tips on increasing happiness in my last post, you can check it here.
At different levels of sleep you will get different benefits. In the first level not much really happen besides eye twitching.
In the second level, your blood pressure drops and your heart rests which helps the cardiovascular system.
Later on you get the benefits of growth hormones being released and muscles being rebuilt. That means that if you are trying to get bigger biceps, traps, chesticles (aka chest muscles)…you gotta sleep. Also, for my ladies that are trying to lose weight or get cut, this is important for you too!
While we are on the subject of weight, sleep regulates your appetite. Ever stayed up too late and wanted to eat the house down or didn’t feel hungry at your normal time skipping breakfast maybe even lunch? This is due to a hiccup in your sleeping pattern.
Increasing your happiness does not have to be hard. There are easy ways to gain more energy and just be overall happier.
One way is through real meditation. I get into the definition on this in my video. I am not talking about sitting in a room humming for hours on end or chanting weird tribal bird sounds with a group of strangers.
The second way is to get more sleep. Sleep repairs a lot of what you lose or give out during the day.
These are actionable, down to earth ways. If you haven’t watched the video, go for it! The video talks about these aspects in a little more detail.
Also, stayed tuned for my video tomorrow for even more benefits of sleep on your health.