Do you ever feel that some people are living big on their dreams while you’re stuck doing the same tired and boring routine over and over again? Rotten luck huh? We know how you feel and that’s why we want to help turn that bad juju of yours around.
1. Keep Being Positive
If you’re the kind of person that yearns for optimism, then you’re already making good use of positive thinking. Believe it or not, there are studies which indicate that being optimistic can help relieve stress and enable you to live longer at that. But can this attitude also help you win sweepstakes? Certainly!
You see the common thing about sweepstakes is that you’ll almost always end up not winning. And because of this, people develop a negative mindset that they’ll never win no matter how many times they try or that you’ll never win again. If this keeps up, then you’ll end up giving in before you win.
But if you keep telling yourself to try over and over again, then no doubt, your luck will turn up sooner or later.
2. Begin Your Day with Gratitude
Another positive approach is to make a habit of practicing gratitude. Life coach and yoga instructor Madeleine Culbertson told Bustle that we should start each day by writing or saying out loud at least five things that we appreciate about a moment or day that we’ve had. It might seem trivial at first, but it will eventually change your outlook on life.
3. Utilize Visualization
Visualization is a zen-like technique where you picture yourself accomplishing something that you’ve wanted for so long. It will help you work out the steps to make that thing actually happen. For instance, visualize winning a prize, then feel yourself winning that prize and then use that as a visual image to fuel your luck.
When you envision yourself being lucky, being strong and being a winner, you can start working backward to see how you can turn that into reality.
4. Give Yourself Positive Affirmations
If you believe your luck hasn’t turned up as of late, give yourself a couple of good affirmations. Like when you tell yourself “I am happy, I am successful, I am smart,” you’re basically planting the seeds of success within your subconscious, enabling you to think positively and being prepared for success. Like once billionaire W. Clement Stone said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
5. Meet as Many Folks as You Can
Whether it comes down to making new friends, meeting a partner or even scoring a new job, sometimes it all takes is knowing the right kind of people instead of a lot of them (although it might not be so bad if they’re on the level).
Life coach and licensed esthetician Pearl Dworkin probably said it best; “the more people you know, the luckier you are.” This is actually basic networking 101 because it automatically opens you up to a number of possibilities and might even make you seem ‘luckier.’
6. Live As If You’ve Already Met Your Goals
This isn’t to say you should go and spend all of your money on the things you need. But you should rather set aside time each day to act as if you’ve already achieved your goals.
Culbertson advises you write thank you letter accepting your dream job, take the time out of your schedule for your new partner, or plan a fun trip or experience that you may have when you get more money, etc.
It probably does sound like wishful thinking at this point – which it is – but it’s also about setting that all-important intention.
7. Online Surveys
If you want quick results and wish to earn some cash in your spare time, then try taking up online surveys. You can find sites like MySurvey or SaveTheStudent to get started. And there are other sites available online as well. You might not be able to win any lottery-type of money, but it’s still a decent way to turn your luck around.