Journaling, Work, and Money

Getting into those base chakra, basic needs topics today but also some self esteem, self image, and power prompts. We in the US especially tend to have a toxic relationship with work and money so getting right in our heads/on paper about how we view the green and gold can help us in our interactions with it.

Prompt: What is Your Relationship With Money?

  • Do you feel a part of a specified money class (upper, middle, lower)?
  • What was/is your family’s relationship to money?
  • What has been your family’s reaction when a relative comes into money or raises themselves up financially?
  • What has been your family’s reaction when someone is in need or asks for money?
  • Is Money the “root of all evil” or is it “just energy exchanged?”
  • What are your thoughts on barter and trade?
  • Do you believe in saving for a rainy day?
  • Do you believe in or desire to have an Emergency Fund?
  • How do you feel about paying taxes?
  • How do you feel about Tithing (giving a percentage to a church, religious organization)?
  • How do you feel about giving money to charity?
  • Do you give money to the homeless? How do you feel about homeless who pan-handle?
  • Do you prefer to purchase items or pay for experiences or are they equal to you?
  • What is your favorite thing/experience you’ve ever spent money on?

Prompt: What Do You Do?

  • When strangers ask what do you do, how do you respond?
  • Are you confident or passionate about your response? Do you feel self-conscious and unsure?
  • What is the usual response to your answer?
  • Do you follow your passions? Do you spend the majority of your time doing something you love?
  • Do you enjoy your job?
  • Is it your desired career?
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to do when you grew up?
  • When you were a teen, what did you want to do?
  • Are you doing any of those things now?
  • What would Younger You think about yourself today?
  • Is it better to earn $10 million through work or to win $10 million in the lottery? Why?
  • How do you feel about current hourly wages?
  • Is it fair pay for fair work or spending hours of your life to pay for other hours that you cannot enjoy?
  • What are your thoughts regarding sex work and sex workers?
  • What are your thoughts about stay at home partners/homemakers while another partner works?

One thought on “Journaling, Work, and Money”

  1. Good afternoon. I was thinking of you because I missed you, so I visited your blog. I like the redesign.

    Thank you for the writing prompts. I spent about 90 minutes answering your questions. Admittedly, it had the effect of holding up a mirror in front of me, and I can’t say that I’m fond of what looks back at me. Hopefully, getting my life back on track will allow me to more effectively handle my inner demons.

    I hope you are well. Take care.

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