When most people hear the word “prosperity,” they think about money, but there’s a lot more to living in prosperity than how much money you have.
As for the dictionary definition: prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, success, or good fortune. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes others factors that are independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health.
While I share a lot about financial education specifically, I’m passionate about supporting you in creating prosperity in all aspects of your life.
In this article, we’ll explore 5 types of prosperity. Each area affects the others. For example, some people focus only on making money and allow their health and relationships to suffer. Many couples end up fighting about money. By using this holistic approach to finances, you can have a rich and fulfilling life, not just a lot of money (although it’s perfectly acceptable to ALSO have a lot of money).
1. Emotional Prosperity
Emotional prosperity means enjoying fulfilling relationships with others and with yourself. Here are some ideas for increasing your emotional prosperity:
* Schedule “You Time”
* Schedule “Date Night” with Your Partner, Family or Friends
* Take a Vacation
2. Physical Prosperity
Physical prosperity means taking care of your body and experiencing vibrant health and vitality. Here are some tips for increasing your physical prosperity:
* Exercise (Find Something You Really Enjoy)
* Eat Nutritious Foods
* Get Enough Sleep
3. Mental Prosperity
Mental prosperity means being a life-long learner and staying mentally sharp. Here are some ideas for increasing your mental prosperity:
* Read for 15 Minutes Per Day
* Do Puzzles like Sudoku
* Take Classes & Attend Seminars
4. Spiritual Prosperity
Spiritual prosperity means feeling connected to your unique personal experience of spirit, whatever that looks like for you and whatever you call it. Here are some ideas for increasing your spiritual prosperity:
* Invest 15 Minutes per Day in Prayer or Meditation
* Attend a Spiritual Gathering
5. Financial Prosperity
Financial prosperity means not having to depend on a job, a spouse, the government, or anyone else for money. Here are some tips for increasing your financial prosperity:
* Have a Regular “Money Date”
* Set Up an Auto-Transfer into Your Investment Account
* Increase Your Financial Education