I’m not talking about your account at Chase Bank or Citicorp or Harris Bank. I am referring to your Emotional Bank Account, as Stephen Covey calls it in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. We all know that an account becomes overdrawn when there are more withdrawals than deposits made during a given time.
Today, right now as you sit and browse through the Savvy Woman website, is your emotional bank account overdrawn? Have you had more withdrawals today or this week than deposits? Think of withdrawals as your frustrations, your fears, your jealousies, your disappointments or your anger.
If you constantly have these withdrawals and not enough deposits such as laughter, quiet time, obtainable goals and gratitude moments, I know that your account is overdrawn. It is so easy, because of life itself, to be constantly overdrawn in our “emotional account”, but this month, each day, each hour, focus on having more deposits than withdrawals in your account.
It will probably take some time to get into the habit of focusing on the good in every situation rather than the bad. Try to do it in HIS power and not yours. Come on and try it, “you will like it.”