Two of my go-to books when facing life challenges are Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Abraham Hicks and Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein. They both talk about the importance of raising your vibration by doing whatever it takes to feel good every day…even on what you might consider to be bad days.
Bernstein writes, “When things don’t go our way, our immediate reaction is to dwell in negativity. We can’t even imagine feeling good in the midst of something going wrong. But feeling good is the quickest way out of what is wrong.”
So the next time you’re having a bad day, try it. Do your favorite hobby or listen to your favorite music or dance with or without a partner. Whatever makes you happy.
Abraham Hicks suggests more than a dozen ways to raise your happiness quotient. One of my favorite of their ideas is called, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice If…” In this game, you think about your desires and rather than say, “I want this thing to happen that hasn’t happened yet,” you say, “Wouldn’t it be nice if this thing happened.” It may seem a trivial comparison but in the first example, you are stating the negative outcome and your brain is programmed to believe your words and thoughts. When you think loving thoughts, even if it doesn’t feel authentic or easy, it is working on your subconscious.
This simple statement turns every thought in your mind around to a positive outcome, which means it is more likely to come true. It’s called the Law of Attraction. While I don’t agree with everything in this Law, I do find that a positive attitude does bring results that I’m looking for. It’s akin to a positive prayer.
So practice. Here are some ideas:
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had the best time we ever had with these friends?
Wouldn’t it be nice if the traffic is light and we have a wonderful trip?
Wouldn’t it be nice if I had a really productive day?
What are your desires? Try this simple game and see what outcomes you get, especially when facing life challenges.