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Love Your Inner Old Person

There is a lot of talk of loving your present self, as is. In fact, I dedicated all last month to it with the Self Love Series. There is also talk about loving your past self, about forgiving yourself, loving your inner child, etc.

But I rarely hear talk about loving your future self. There is talk of preventative medicine and preparing for the aging process and all of that, but have you really framed it in the way of truly caring for your future self like you would an old friend?

I hadn't until this past week while I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts Afford Anything. The host Paula Pant is all about how you can afford anything, just not everything. And she talks a lot about the inner relationship with money, which I find really refreshing. 

In a recent episode she made a great point about why we should create a healthy relationship with money:

"Your money is there to serve both your present self and your future self. Treat your future self really, really effing well. I find a lot of joy and a lot of satisfaction from knowing that no matter what happens to me, my present self might be a train wreck, but my future self? Totally taken care of. And that bring me an unspeakable amount of peace." 

Treat your future self well right now? What a concept!

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