Did you know that you think an average of 60,000 thoughts per day?
And that 95% of those thoughts you think on repeat, over and over and over again out of habit?
And that 80% of them are typically negative?!
When it comes to making changes, we’re so quick to blame outside forces for why we can’t make things happen. We tell ourselves it’s the economy, genetics, because we have kids, or we don’t have the time or the money….
But, honestly? It’s all in our head.
Our thinking is what’s responsible for every experience we have – positive or negative.
I’m pretty sure I say this in every post I write, but it’s so important that it’s worth repeating an infinite number of times.
Thoughts create things.
When we allow our mind to unconsciously focus on the things we don’t want to happen, the experiences we don’t want to have or the circumstances we don’t want to create, guess what happens!?
Those things come true. And all of a sudden we find ourselves living in a self-fulfilling nightmare. #notfun
This is especially true when it comes to prosperity and abundance.
If you’re constantly fixated on the money you don’t have, how tough the economy is or how much you hate your job, what kind of life are you creating for yourself?
Learning how to consciously program your mind with thoughts that align with abundance and prosperity is a skill. It takes practice and commitment. It means showing up for yourself day after day after day.
But is it worth it!? Oh yes.
Gaining mastery over your mind will pay infinite dividends for you in this lifetime.
And it's something you can begin right now.
Below you'll find 10 Powerful Ways to Shift Into An Abundant Mindset when you feel yourself worrying about money. Start practicing these right now!
And if you're feeling called to take this work deeper check out my 3 part workshop, Prosperity Clarity.
1. Tap into gratitude.
What you appreciate, appreciates. When you’re feeling scarce take 5 min and write down 10 things you’re grateful for. If you’re on-the-go open a note in your phone or send an email to yourself! Every time you do this you are training your brain to think abundantly when feelings of lack arise. In time, this will become your habitual programming and the feelings of fear will subside.
2. Cancel the negative thought + choose again.
When you catch yourself complaining or thinking negatively about your finances, stop. Low-vibe thinking is only going to create low-vibe situations, like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In your mind (or even out loud) say to yourself, “I cancel that thought and choose to believe ________________.” Replacing it with a positive affirmation. Again this is re-wiring your brain. Every time you do this exercise you create a neurological pathway in your mind towards positive thinking. In time abundant thinking will become your default habit and your life will reflect that.
3. Move your body.
Exercise is one the most effective ways to change your vibration. Movement creates endorphins, which help us to think more positively and operate from a happier state. Through sweat we also release toxins and emotional baggage. Your mind, body and spirit are all connected. By getting physical, you are doing an epic amount of good for your mental clarity and emotional well being. So go for a walk, head to a yoga class or put in your headphones and dance around your house, the next time you feel yourself in a money rut.
4. Give yourself permission to feel.
So many of us live our lives trying to avoid feeling the difficult feelings. We numb out or resist accepting simply what is. When you feel scared or anxious, be brave enough to sit with that feeling. Focus on it. Notice where it hits you in your body and what it feels like. Notice the thoughts that trigger this fear-based response. Be present with your feelings. Often sitting with an unwanted feeling for 2 minutes is enough to dissipate it and clear it naturally.
5. Release the fear by free writing or speaking your truth to someone you love + trust.
Our fears do the most damage when we keep them between our ears. Releasing them onto a piece of paper or through our vocal chords keeps us from other thinking or worrying incessantly, by disarming the fear. If you've ever told someone a secret or opened up to a friend about something tough you were dealing with, you likely experienced a sensation of relief or a weight being lifted off your shoulders. When we keep our fears to ourselves, they can eat us alive from the inside. So open up to someone you trust.
6. Listen to empowering music.
Like exercise, music is a powerful way to shift your vibration. Make a playlist of your favourite upbeat, inspiring music and download it onto your phone, so that you can pop a pair of earbuds in when fearful thinking strikes. I'm a huge fan of Florence and the Machine. She is my go-to goddess when fear strikes!
As I said up top, you think 60,000 thoughts per day. That’s one thought per second. 95% of those thoughts are repeated daily -- and 80% are usually negative. Taking the time to program your mind through the repetition of positive affirmations is incredibly powerful. Instead of allowing your habitual negative thoughts to take over, you’re choosing what to think, and aligning your thoughts with the vibration of what you desire. When you catch yourself thinking negatively -- stop and choose to program your mind with a more empowering thought. The more you do this, the quicker it will become a habit!
All top performers know the power of visualizing yourself succeeding before you actually do so in reality. The mind-body connection is real. By using the power of your mind conjure sensations of success, your body becomes more and more familiar with what to do, making it easier, when the time comes, to actually succeed. When practicing visualization engage as many senses as you can… What does it look like? What does it sound like? What are people saying about you? What does it feel like? Taste like? The more detailed your visualizations, the stronger they are.
Prayer is the medium for miracles. Calling on a power greater than ourselves when the going gets tough is one of the most powerful and transformational tools we can use. The next time you find yourself struggling, call on God, the Universe, Mother Earth or the Higher Power you connect with the most, and ask for guidance. You are always being guided. It’s just that sometimes the answer comes in unexpected ways or is the very thing we’re most afraid to do. Be brave enough to listen and to trust what you're receiving.
10. Find a radical success story.
There is nothing more inspiring than a great success story. And our world really is full of them. Find examples of women who’ve done what you’re looking to do and soak up their stories. This is so powerful in aligning our subconscious mind with what we’re looking to create. When we experience stories of people who’ve made the impossible, possible, we’re telling our subconscious that it’s possible for us too. Here are a few of my favourites. . .
- Sara Blakely -- billionaire founder of Spanx (every women's little secret!)
- Sophia Amoruso -- #GIRLBOSS founder and college drop out who saved $1 million in cash selling clothes on eBay.
- Marie Forleo -- founder of B-School and life coach extraordinaire, started out when she was 23 and thousands of dollars in debt.
- Gabby Bernstein -- spiritual author + speaker, former addict, created a multi-million dollar business teaching young women spiritual tools.
- The Female Entrepreneur Association has radical success stories from women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s + 60s -- proving you're never too old or too young to go after your dreams.
I hope these tools inspire and empower you to align your thoughts with abundance. If you're feeling called to take this work deeper, you can grab my workshop Prosperity Clarity here.