How to stay positive when manifesting
A few months ago, some of you may remember my blog on the law of attraction. If you missed it, trust me: you want to read it, so click the link above before you go any further in this email.
In it, I provide a super simple exercise that has the power to completely transform your life and help you manifest whatever you want. Give it a read now!
Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you. 🙂
Done? Okay, cool.
So here’s the thing: when you’re trying to manifest something (whether it’s a new job, a new relationship, a new home, etc.), it’s absolutely essential that you stay positive.
This is because positive vibes are good energy. Think about it: when you’re in a good mood, you feel lighter, you smile more, you laugh more, and everything seems to be going your way.
Contrast this with a negative state of mind. When you ‘wake up on the wrong side of the bed’, doesn’t it just seem like nothing’s working out in your favor?
You’re getting every red light on your way to work, you’re running late for things, you spill your morning coffee, your favorite lunch spot is out of your usual snack.
The idea is that if you maintain good housekeeping inside your mind where it concerns your thoughts, you’ll become a magnet for more positive experiences.
I know what you’re thinking: won’t bad things still happen?
Having a positive mindset doesn’t necessarily make you immune to unfavorable circumstances. I’m not saying you’re going to only get green lights when driving from here on out.
But I can say this: when you strengthen your positive thinking muscles, the bad stuff won’t have as much of an impact on you as they otherwise might’ve.
They won’t knock you out and drag you down the rabbit hole of one negative thought after another. Instead, you’ll brush yourself off, keep moving forward, and maintain your peace and joy–doesn’t that sound like a better way to experience the day?
Now let’s come full circle. The fact of the matter is that manifesting takes some time.
For a lot of people, when the magic isn’t happening instantaneously, they become discouraged. But this is actually one of the worst things you could do when manifesting.
If you feed into that discouragement, you’ll start to entertain negative thoughts (‘I knew it was too good to be true’, ‘Stuff like this never works for me’, ‘I guess I’m not meant to have XYZ…’). And once you entertain thoughts like that, you bring your energy down and close yourself off to the very things you wanted.
So how do you stay positive and keep your energy high…even when you haven’t manifested what you want yet?
Here are some of my favorite exercises:
Desire Statement: In my law of attraction blog, I lead you through the exercise of creating something called a desire statement. I even provide some PDFs that you can print out.
Think of this as a vision board…but in words. You’re describing what your ideal life/job/relationship/etc. looks like. Ideally, this is something you would read every morning, which is what I do. And as you read it, you’ll muster up excitement and shift into an energy of anticipation and happiness for what’s coming your way.
Window Shop: The idea of ‘window shopping’ is that you look at things without any intention of actually purchasing them. When it comes to manifesting, this is a great way to shift into a higher, more positive energy. For instance, let’s say you’re trying to manifest a new job so that you can travel more. Well, make it a weekly habit of planning a hypothetical trip!
Go on expedia.com to start looking at flights or airbnb.com to look at potential accommodations. Studies have shown that simply planning a trip can improve your overall well-being. Plus, when you do something like this, you’re acting expectantly. In other words, you’re anticipating getting that new job so that you can embark on all these travels, and that puts you in a better position to receive.
Create a Vacuum: I’ve heard countless stories about people who made room for a blessing and then received it soon after. If you need new clothes, clear out your closet and get rid of the things you don’t even wear anymore. If you want new furniture, set up a garage sale and part ways with the furnishings you’ve outgrown and no longer want.
But this doesn’t necessarily have to be a tangible vacuum either. I remember once I decided to clear my Friday to make room for an interview. I didn’t even have an interview lined up. I just wanted to create the vacuum. Can you guess what happened? Just a few days later, I was contacted by a job, and they asked if I was available Friday for an interview.
Vision Book: You’ve no doubt heard about vision boards. Well, this is basically the same thing, except it takes the form of a book! You can easily buy a simple binder, hole-punch some sheets of paper, and then get together some pictures that embody your ideal life.
You can either cut out pictures from magazines or print them out from the internet. I like to have them developed at my local photo center so that they come out nice and glossy. Then I create an album out of these pictures. The idea is to go through your album at least once a day (right before bed is a good time), so that you can shift into an energy of excitement for what you hope to manifest.
Journal in the Future: Fast-forward to the point where what you want has finally manifested and write a journal entry from that mindset. For instance, if you’re trying to manifest a new home, fast-forward to a day when you’re settled into your new house and write about it.
How does it feel to finally be in your new home? What was the move-in process like? What do you most like about your new environment? I’ve done this exercise countless times, and it’s always given me a booster shot of excitement.
Positivity Immersion: What better way to stay positive than to immerse yourself in positivity? This means reading positive books and blogs, listening to positive podcasts and teachings, surrounding yourself with positive people who are standing in agreement with your dreams.
Another way to increase the positivity in your life: read law-of-attraction success stories. The internet is overflowing with them. Seeing how other people achieved their dreams will help you to see that it IS possible to attract what you want.
Mind Your Thoughts & Words: Finally, I cannot stress enough how important it is to maintain good housekeeping when it comes to your thoughts and words. Let’s face it. We’re only human. So yes, there are going to be times when a doubt suggests itself to you. But you get to decide whether that doubt takes root or not. You get to decide if you water that seed and allow it to grow.
These days, when a doubt comes into my mind, I stop it in its tracks immediately and say ‘cancel, clear, delete’. Then I’ll envision the opposite of that doubt instead. Here’s another example. Let’s say you’re trying for something that seems big to you: maybe a career advancement that means a big salary change. Instead of feeling like an imposter, say this: ‘Every day, plenty of people get new jobs that come with bigger salaries.’ ‘Every day, plenty of people buy a new home’. ‘Every day, plenty of people meet their soulmate’. The phrase works for whatever you’re manifesting, and it serves to remind you that what you crave isn’t impossible, because every day, plenty of people are achieving dreams just like the ones you have! It gives you more peace and confidence.
So there you have it! My go-to exercises for staying positive in the midst of manifesting! Do you have any favorites that you think you’ll try out this week? Let me know! 🙂