Abundance vs. Scarcity

By Greenhouse17

By Greenhouse17

I read an article a few days ago about embracing abundance and it got me thinking. Lately I’ve been wrapped up in seeing things through the viewpoint of not having enough—not enough time, not enough money, not enough resources, etc.

In some ways, it’s true. Struggling to finish the second draft of my book has left me less time to do other things—including freelance work. Obviously, that means less money. My social media is flagging at the moment, as I’ve not been putting up much original content. The NaNoWriMo workshop is coming up and I still don’t have a single slide completed. My weekly to-do list still contains more items than are humanly possible to accomplish, short of sleeping two hours a night.

I know all of this. Dwelling on it however, is operating from a viewpoint of scarcity.

What if I look at the same challenges from a viewpoint of abundance?

I’ve now finished that second draft, so I can take on some more freelance projects until my next round of revisions start. Yes, I’m behind on putting together my NaNoWriMo workshop, but I still have time. Money? The bills are getting paid. There’s food in the house. Lights and water all work. How about the rest of that to-do list? Maybe I need to let a few things go, or ask for help. I have a husband who’s very willing to pitch in, boys that are…mostly willing. So are my mom and many friends. Social media? Twitter’s not going anywhere and the world won’t end if I’m not posting new stuff on the blog…oh wait, I am.

Shifting from scarcity to abundance thinking doesn’t make tasks disappear, or put money in my pocket, but it does make me a happier, less stressed person to be around. Some resources might be finite, but happiness and gratitude aren’t.

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About romanzwrtergrl

Contemporary romance author Elizabeth Harmon combines unique settings and characters, to create stories that are sexy, sweet…and a little surprising. Her current release, "Pairing Off" is set in Moscow in the world of competitive figure skating, “Turning It On,” Red Hot Russians #2, goes behind the scenes of a steamy tropical reality show. “Getting It Back,” Red Hot Russians #3, returns to the world of competitive figure skating and will be out in April, 2016. She is published by Carina Press.
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2 Responses to Abundance vs. Scarcity

  1. Tory Ferrera says:

    Thank you, Elizabeth! I need to read this post every morning for a month! The worries and bills will always be there, so it’s my thinking and perception that has to change.

    • Tory, thanks for saying so. I know what you mean about the worries always being there but it’s great to know that there are lots of good things too. Best of luck with everything that’s going on with you.

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