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Paalala: You are not your credit limit

Updated: Feb 29

Friendly reminder na your self-worth is not tied to your credit cards.

Paalala: You are not your credit limit
Your credit cards are not a reflection of how much money you actually have.

Credit cards are just that… cards. Plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic. And they certainly don’t define who you are!

Sure, they can be handy tools for making your life better, offering convenience and flexibility to meet your needs.

While your journey to wealth may let you experience credit cards as symbols of status, they shouldn’t overshadow your sense of self-worth.

Tune down your ego — building confidence in financial decision-making starts with recognizing that your worth extends far beyond material possessions.

Here are some extra ✨ mindfulness ✨ tips before you get trapped in the toxic cycle of credit card debt:

Check your money mindset.

Ask yourself, are they serving you well, or could they use a little adjustment? By having the right mindset, you can start to make positive changes.

Stay present with your credit spending.

When using your credit cards, stay mindful of your spending habits. Sometimes we make purchases out of fear (of missing out) or anxiety, so instead, focus on making buying decisions that align with your financial and personal goals.

Make good credit choices.

When we reach for our credit cards at the cashier, usually it’s out of impulse until it snowballs into this toxic thing (read: debt) that we can no longer control. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, it might be time to develop responsible spending habits.

This can look like:

  • Paying your balance in full each month

  • Avoiding carrying a balance whenever possible

  • Only using credit for purchases you can afford to repay

Practice gratitude.

Instead of dwelling on what you don’t have, take time each day to appreciate what you do have. Gratitude can shift your perspective and help you feel more content with your financial situation.

You are not your credit limit. And your credit cards are not a reflection of how much money you actually have.

Trust that there will always be room for growth.

Believe that there’s more than enough to go around. That there will always be financial resources available to you. By shifting your mindset from scarcity to abundance, you can attract more positive financial opportunities into your life.

Remember, you are not the credit cards you have or your credit score. You’re a capable individual who can manage credit wisely. Confidence is a big deal when navigating the shiny world of credit, you’re gonna need it! Otherwise, you might lose yourself in it.

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