I love me a good honest blog post (we’re all a little nosey aren’t we?). I’ve gotta be honest, I’m a little nervous about this one. I’ve been trying to push the boundaries with my content this past year, and I know this isn’t something everyone will be interested in, but, I could talk about this till the cows come home, and by getting this far into the intro I’m guessing you must be a little interested…
So here’s my take on how to make a start with manifestation and daily affirmations.
I should probably start this with what got me interested, I can’t remember what spurred me on to buy it, but it was reading The Secret that made me realise I could change my mind and think more positively. Before understanding more about the law of attraction I was typically a class half empty kind of person and now over a year and a half later that’s definitely changed – and it’s something I don’t even have to think about anymore. Earlier this year I went through a bit of a rough patch with my mental health, having that period has just reinforced to me just how important it is to think positively, and how much you really can manifest a life you want.
I’m not going to go into what underpins the law of attraction and where it comes from in this post, but I think understanding that is SO useful, and kind of essential to understanding the background of it (The Secret is basically what explained this to me). It boils down to the fact that like attracts like, if you’re a positive person who’s grateful and believes that what they have set out to achieve will happen, that is simply what you will attract from life.
Really you are always manifesting, so first things first know that everything you put out there and everything you get back is for a reason. You want to start manifesting with intention and get really clear on what you want to achieve.
For me I’ve wrote a list of things that I wanted linking to my career, living situation, fitness, and holidays, I’ve been really clear on when I want them to happen by and how I expect them to look. At first this was the hardest part of me, I didn’t know what I wanted in life, I doubted my decisions and just felt lost, which ultimately meant that the law of attraction just didn’t work for me, how could it when I had no clue what I wanted to do? If you have a clear goal, whether it’s buying a house, getting a dog, making a new friend or joining a club, intentionally manifest it. Once you’ve put it out there once, you don’t need to do it again. Believe and know that you already have it because you’ve asked for it (if you’re new to manifestation, this feels alien, I know!), but feel the excitement of what it’s like to reach that goal and really think about how it makes you feel.
One thing I found with this whole process to begin with is just how damaging negative self chatter can be, it’s bloody exhausting. Over the years I had basically learnt to doubt myself, so I’ve really had to work at getting out of that mind frame, I’ve done everything from counselling and now I have a daily mindfulness practice. Just to sum this up, an example might be your current work situation, you might not like where you are or the job you’re doing, but trust that by working as hard as you can it will benefit you and the next job you go to that you will love. You can spin so many situations into something positive just by re-framing it.
If you’ve realised exactly what you want to achieve you’re part way there. There’s a few things I try to do every single day to make sure I’m on the right path to making those things happen:
Something else I do probably 2-3 times a week (ideally you would do this daily) is take a piece of paper and start to write down positive, self-empowering statements that reaffirm my goals. I find these really useful to block out any negativity and feel that excitement of what it feels like to achieve exactly what I set out to do. I write them in the present tense to really mimic already having what I want.
Here’s an example of a daily affirmation:
Getting into new habits and believing I could achieve anything was HARD to begin with, but after a month or so of daily, consistent practise I’m feeling really good, and things are happening based on the goals I set out which feels pretty amazing.
I mentioned the negative self chatter earlier, and self sabotage is something I really picked up on for me, and it was happening without me either realising for years. When you think positively about yourself, have clear goals in mind that you believe you can achieve you really do feel like you can do anything, and all of a sudden small changes start to happen that get you closer to that end goal. Once you’ve made your manifestations, keep track of even the tiny things that happen that get you one step closer. Lets say you want to move house, this could be as simple as clearing out a cupboard, it all starts with these small steps and being grateful for where you are at the moment.
There’s so much more I could say about all of this, maybe I’ll do a full YouTube video or IGTV – I would love to know what you think, and I really hope that this has been helpful. As I mentioned I LOVE The Secret, and The Key to Living the Law of Attraction by Jack Canfield is amazing too if you want some good books to get started with it.
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