#MotivationMonday: When Financial Fatigue Gets the Best of You

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Music to help you through financial fatigue.

Sometimes in life, the journey takes a little longer than we’d like it to. We know it’s not about the destination, but when you’ve taken detour after detour down every last road, most of them filled with pot holes, the journey that’s supposed to be so beautiful can end up tearing you down.

Nowhere is this more true than with money. We set large goals and then get financial fatigue. I’ve been there. Shoot, some days, I still am there. Our journey hasn’t been one of overnight success. Instead, it’s been one of hard work over a long period of time. Some of that hard work has gone unrewarded. But we keep on pushing.

We keep pushing because some of it has paid off. While we haven’t arrived at the destination as quickly as we would have liked to, when we look back at the journey we’ve done some pretty impressive things.

When we set big lofty goals, we need to look back impartially and congratulate ourselves on those impressive things. We need to not compare our journey to anyone else’s. We need to recognize our own successes, and not dub them failures simply because they’re not as grandiose as someone else’s.

Not meeting your money goals in a specified period of time does not mean your entire life is a failure. In fact, money has very little to do with the legacy you leave in this world. Keep on pushing. If you truly feel like you just can’t, look at your life and reevaluate your goals. If you need to, make a radical change in what you tell yourself you want out of life. Riches, after a certain point, do not equate to happiness. Don’t let you goals to obtain them destroy your self-worth.

I’ve created another PF Playlist. This one is less about money, and more about getting yourself out of that funk. That funk that tells you things will never work out. That funk that cries and asks why, when you’re working so hard, there seems to be so little reward?

Forget that funk. Because you’re worth far more than money.

The Lineup

Revolt Muse
We Are the Champions Queen
Jumper Third Eye Blind
Don’t Stop Believing Journey

Awesome Additions Suggested by Readers:

Eye of the Tiger Survivor via Hannah of Unplanned Finance
The Middle Jimmy Eat World via Jana of Jana Says
Maybe Sick Puppies also via Jana
Survivor Destiny’s Child via Our Next Life
Run the World Beyonce via Our Next Life

16 thoughts on “#MotivationMonday: When Financial Fatigue Gets the Best of You

  1. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

    Great post! I often find myself playing to comparing game. It’s my Achilles’ heel. But I try to tell myself the same stuff you wrote. That money doesn’t make me who I am, and I have my own path I need to follow. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. femmefrugality

      One year I made integrating music into my life more an actual goal. And it’s been an amazing thing! Especially when you’re feeling down, it can do some great things that other modes of communication tend to lack.

  2. Jana @ Jana Says

    I love a good motivational playlist because sometimes music can do things for you that you can’t do for yourself. When I get into a funk, I have a few go-to songs like Jimmy Eat World’s The Middle and Sick Puppies’s Maybe to get me through.

    The financial funk is real, though, and getting through it is hard. Some good reminders in here to help keep you going.

    1. femmefrugality Post author

      Exactly, Eli. When things don’t pan out the way we want them to, we can’t forget that it’s really not the most important thing.

  3. Our Next Life

    What about Bitch Better Have My Money?! JK!!! 😉 Though “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and Beyonce’s Run the World (Girls) are good for the ladies taking charge of their finances!

    1. femmefrugality

      Haha! Love those suggestions, too. It’s interesting to note that Beyonce went from singing “Bills” with Destiny’s Child to Run the World in her solo career. Quite the shift. I’ll get these added soon, here. 🙂

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