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Did you get a bite of tikoy or a stack of lucky money this Lunar New Year?
Whether you did or not, feeling abundant this time of year doesn’t have to depend on your financial situation. It’s possible to feel like the luckiest person alive even when your wallet isn’t overflowing with cash.
Here are five tips on how to feel more abundant during the Lunar New Year, even without extra money in your pocket:
1. Prioritize Self-Care
Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do during any season of life, and that includes Lunar New Year.
Giving yourself time away from daily pressures and introducing activities like meditation or yoga into your routine can be incredibly beneficial to your well-being.
It’s also a great way to practice self-love and appreciation, which can help make you feel more abundant overall.
2. Create Space for Gratitude
A great way to boost feelings of abundance is by focusing on what we already have instead of what we don’t have yet.
Take some time each day during this special holiday season to write down three things that you’re grateful for.
It could be anything from having a supportive friend group, or simply being alive!
3. Redefine Abundance
Abundance isn’t just about money; it’s about understanding how wealth comes in many forms beyond our bank accounts.
True abundance comes from within us and how we choose to show up in life every single day.
Think about all the other resources at your disposal — time, energy, creativity — and focus on maximizing them to their fullest potential rather than dwelling over what isn’t there yet financially speaking.
4. Get Creative with Finances
If finances are something that weighs heavily on your mind during this time of year, try brainstorming creative ways that you can make extra money without breaking your budget too much.
Consider selling unwanted items around your house or start freelancing on sites like Fiverr or Upwork.
Even small amounts of additional income can help relieve financial stress and lead to greater feelings of abundance overall.
5. Celebrate Your Successes
During Lunar New Year it’s important to recognize how far you’ve come rather than solely focusing on what may still be missing from your life financially speaking (or other areas).
Make a list of everything that you’ve achieved since the last new year — big and small victories alike — and give yourself permission to celebrate these successes!
Doing so will help remind you that even though money isn’t always flowing as freely as we’d like it to, there is still plenty in our lives worth celebrating daily.
At the end of the day, understanding that abundance is a state of mind rather than simply based on our financial situations will help make any Lunar New Year abundant and prosperous. No matter where you are in life, there’s always something to be grateful for. Happy Lunar New Year!