I focus on the positive in my life. The more you train this, the easier it becomes to attune yourself to that. Just looking around you and giving your attention to all the things you like and love. From a cup of tea to your mother to the weather to that cute skirt. Positivity is where it’s at.
I snap myself out of negative stuff by forming a positive intention statement. As said, I get all worked up over this one woman at yoga and the moment I spend too much time and energy on how annoying I find her and that she ruins my vibe, that I snap myself out of it by going: “But what do I want?” The answer is “I want relaxed, quiet yoga classes.” It works.
I write Universal Wishlists down all the time in my Paperblank. Basically these are lists where you write down what you want, whether it’s material or not, whether it’s realistic or not. Write down the things you really really want into your life. The more powerful you feel about the items on it the better (boosts the energy behind it).
I also write down Gratitude Lists. Everything that I am grateful for gets a shout-out, from almond milk to quality time with my mother to my iPad to my long night sleep with my boyfriend. The more grateful you are, the more you can receive to be grateful about. Plus, it helps you get perspective when you’re stressed out. Things are good, you know?
I make little mental orders all the time. Whenever I see something that evokes a happy inner excited ‘Oh! I want that!” exclamation, I place a little inner order that I would love to see it in my life one day. From cute blue yoga shorts to a beach house to world peace.
I also visualise a lot, whenever I’m listening to music and am on the go. I visualize scenarios that include the things that I want. All you have to do here is put on some invigorating favorite song and let your mind play with the things you want to have. It puts you in the right mood and can really help getting you going.
For those of you who can’t be arsed to watch the entire thing (I’ve been there), I basically try to explain what my theory on the Law of Attraction Basic Idea is and how I think about it in my day to day life. Please note this is just about the basic idea and how this works in MY head, not how I put my desires into practical manifesting or whatever, I will try to explain that in another video if you want me to. These are the main points I make in the video (minus the jokes, stutters and accidental eyerolls):
For one thing, I am totally on board of the ”positivity attracts positivity” bit: If I am a positive, happy and helpful person, I will see this reflected into my life. The whole ‘you get what you give’ thing is truth to me. Therefore I make the effort to honor that by being that person. As positive, cheerful, helpful and good as I can possibly be.
The whole “negativity attracts negativity” is different, as I only partially get behind it. I get behind the basic idea. If I’m going to be a negative asshole I will be living the life of a negative asshole. If I let one negative thing get me down, I will only see more negative things that will bring me down further. If I am going to be a complainypants, my social crowd is going to be a complainypants and those energysuckers are not fun at parties.
Now, despite it being the favorite accusation people throw my way, as well as being the number one law of attraction hurdle, I don’t think people cause all their problems themselves. Some, definitely, but not all and definitely not the worst of them. I believe ‘negativity attracts negativity’ only goes so far. I do not believe that people have brought rape/trauma/war/hunger/deathly illnesses etc. upon themselves.
Positive is way stronger than negative, as any Law of Attraction auhor or enthusiast can attest and therefore it makes no sense to me that those big horrible things are completely caused by negativity. I wish I could explain it in terms of the Law of Attraction but in the immortal words of Doctor Sheldon Cooper: “I would if I could, but I can’t so I shan’t.”
I do believe negativity never makes anything better, but that’s not the issue here, just something to keep in mind.
My personal philosophy is that sometimes, life has shit parts in it. And you’re just going to have to go through them. If I may make a suggestion (and I may because it’s my website!), try to always keep a positive outlook as much as you can, but never make a big deal out of being sad or thinking bad thoughts. Read the article I wrote about negative thoughts here.
And what you can practically do with the Law of Attraction during or after the shitty parts of life is set the intention that things are going to get better. That a day will have something nice in it. That you’re going to have a positive experience. That you will feel better than yesterday. Setting a good intention when you can, and trying to get your positivity up again after being down.
Another important philosophy to keep in mind when learning about the Law of Attraction or working with anything self help: Find the things that you can use and that feel right for you, and disregard the rest. Create a mindset that feels the most natural and truthful to you, and never add items that don’t ring true to your heart.
If you got any questions or remarks, always welcome to share!