Some call it karma while others believe it as the Law of Attraction. Under the category of pseudoscience, this principle doesn’t have concrete facts to stand by its credibility, but it is far from a counterintuitive practice. It is told that the Law of Attraction can help chart effective ways to manifest your dreams.
What is the Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction is a train of thought that highlights the good that can come from thinning positively versus the opposite, where negativity begets more negativity. Much like meditation, there have been many successful stories that stem from this, even if it was not supported specifically from the scientific industry. Also like meditation, a lot of negativity from the mind may have grown subconsciously, which makes the intention of living positively an antidote of sorts to the grim outlook some of us may tend to have.
How to Manifest your Dream Life through the Law of Attraction?
Establishing The Correct Focus
Introspection is an innate ability that every person has and is defined by psychology as a type of intelligence. In order to reflect on overcoming an obstacle, it is key to identify that any problem at hand can be solved.
By shrugging off the impact of a negative situation and turning your focus into a strategy to overcome the issue, the focus becomes centered, and more importantly, productive. By reflecting on a situation via emotions like stress and worry, your ability to introspect becomes warped and turns into paranoia as the magnitude of the situation is rarely as bad when viewed upon objectively.
Tracking Your Worries
It is human nature to perceive many events in a negative light. When the norm is cynicism, worry tends to become an obstacle all of its own which can attract situations that are just as negative. When worrying becomes at the forefront of your thoughts, that is when it becomes difficult to enact the previous point of focusing on a task objectively.
In order to mitigate this, keeping track of what you are worrying about and writing it down can actually help quite a bit. With a fresh perspective the following day and when your emotions have stabilized, it becomes a lot easier to deduce the significance of each worry with an objective mindset.
Despite being the very thing we need to do regularly to survive, breathing tends to have various layers of complexity - especially when trying to calm the mind. Breathing from the diaphragm is the healthiest way to pace each breath to be longer and more drawn out.
By engaging the belly rather than the chest, you activate the parasympathetic nervous system which is the bodily response to rest and digest. The common instruction to “take a deep breath” is thrown around frequently for a reason, and there is the truth behind it. It isn’t going to be a one-stop solution to eliminating stress from the mind, but it is an immediate step that can be taken for quick results.
Meditation still has relevance to improve the overall health of the mind, but it is best used as a supportive tactic to address negative thoughts that may have won over the “worry list”. Meditating won’t exactly eliminate all terrible thoughts, but it works in tandem with breathing intelligently, reflecting upon the nature of your worries, and escaping a negative situation all at once. It partners well with other tips on this list, which never makes it a bad thing to do regularly. With this combination, you’ll be doing the absolute best you possibly can to subdue these natural bad thoughts, but how do we go about making good ones?
Mediation, along with introspection does wonders for this too. When there are days that the feeling of dread and worry isn’t overbearing, it is still worth taking a few minutes to sit back and gather all the positives that are present in the situation at hand. Granted, it will take more effort as it is harder to condition the mind to tap into positivity as an instinctual outlook, but with enough introspection and calmness, this is definitely possible. Meditation is the medium where time is deliberately being set aside to correct one’s thought process and positivity should always be the goal - even when certain days are looking good.
When the body undergoes stress, muscles tense up, blood pressure heightens and other effects will start to occur. Just moving about in motions that is comfortable for you will establish a rhythm that will lead to some level of comfort. Doing yoga, going for a walk, or even cooking are all movement-based activities that can create a habit.
After a while, this habit will become therapeutic when muscle memory kicks in and a routine is established. Exercises are often recommended, but if the act intensifies anxiety and stress, it is then ill-advised.
Tracking Your Gratitude
Much like tracking your worries, being grateful is never a bad thing and noting it down is worth revisiting when things start going south again. Not only does it make you feel better when things are tough, but it also helps better compartmentalise any situation at hand and deliberately seek out the good in it for your journal. This is one of the first few steps to actively begin pursuing a positive mindset - having this journal around on hand will definitely complement other ways of maintaining positive thoughts.
Defining Your Goals
Perhaps this can be grouped together with the gratitude journal, as defining your goals is what will get you moving after correcting your frame of mind. By planning, you begin to take control of the situation, which means asking yourself “why” when setting these goals. It isn’t harmful to question the reasons you feel grateful as well.
This is a good way to check whether your positivity is genuine or forced. After achieving your goals, the feeling of calmness and purpose will be strong enough to replace the negative thoughts. All the steps on this list work together and will require constant effort and a softened mind that will welcome these changes into the core of your character.