3 Simple Exercises to Bring More Abundance into your Life
When we get stressed and continually focus on what is wrong in our lives, a funny thing happens, we continue to get more garbage. In my coaching I have found a few simple yet very effective exercises which will gently put you back into the flow of life and allow you to experience your abundance much easier.
One of the easiest ways to open up the flow of abundance is to let the universe know that you truly appreciate that which you already have. When we withhold our appreciation for our abundance as it is today the universe assumes that we don’t need anything better. So the exercise is to pick up a new notebook or journal, place it by your bed and either last thing in the evening or first thing in the morning write down 10 things which you are grateful for today. The important thing is to list is different items everyday, this will condition you to look for things to appreciate. You will also notice that throughout the day you will become more aware of the world around you. Here are a few from my personal gratitude journal to get you thinking.
- A beautiful sunset
- Laughter of kids playing in the neighborhood
- Connecting with an old friend
- Riding my bike in the twilight of a hot summer evening
- Dinner with my kids
- Playing golf with my son
As you can see they don’t have to be big or elaborate, but the appreciation needs to be genuine. As a side note, I have also found that if I can allow myself to appreciate a person or situation, which I previously felt anxiety toward, the anxiety is greatly diminished over time.
Shift Your Focus
Do me a favor and don’t think of a purple wolf, bet you couldn’t do it right. Of course you can’t, that’s because it is impossible to picture something not existing. The universe is the same way but we often forget this little rule. When we say we “don’t” want anymore of such and such in our lives the universe doesn’t recognize the “don’t” part of the phrase so we get more of the same old stuff. Also, when we phrase it in the negative we are acting as a victim but when we turn it around to the positive we regain our power which in turn allows us to change the situation. Read the following statements after each one pause and see how the statement makes you feel.
- I’m so tired of never having any extra money, I don’t want to be broke any more.
- I allow myself to have plenty of money.
Both sentences say the same thing however the first is projecting today into the future, while the other is bringing a better future into the present. As you practice this in your internal dialogue you will see your abundance increase with very little physical effort.
Practice Random Acts of Kindness
This one seems pretty obvious and simple on the surface but there is a twist actually, two, that often get overlooked. First off when you perform a random act of kindness do it merely for the sake of being nice and the way it makes you feel inside. That means do it without any intention of receiving something in return, don’t even expect a “thank you”. Secondly (and this is the tough part) upon completion keep it to yourself. Like I said a true random act of kindness is totally selfless. Practiced n this fashion these actions will open up the flow of abundance and will come back to you tenfold.
These 3 simple activities will shift your focus and open you up to all the abundance the universe has to offer. Be sure to be genuine and true to yourself as you integrate them into your life and you will be amazed at the transformation. These exercises together with a mentor or coach will propel you toward your goal quicker than you can imagine.