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According to psychologists, most people experience something called “hedonic adaptation.” Hedonic adaptation means that even when our lives change for the better (or worse), we quickly return to a stagnant happiness level. A positive change can make you briefly happier, but then things will mostly return to normal.
Stuck in this cycle? An abundance mindset can help you break free from this and other toxic patterns in your life. It lets you reframe your relationship to happiness and success, opening up the door for more of both.
What is it, and how does it work? Let’s delve into what you need to know about the mindset of abundance.
What Is an Abundance Mindset?
Abundance thinking, or an abundance mindset, is simply a way to shift out of the thought patterns that often trap us.
If you think of yourself as struggling, broke, and unsuccessful, that’s how you’re going to stay. You’ll see things like money and success as limited. This can make you feel like anyone successful you see is taking something away from you.
Shifting to an abundance mindset means breaking out of this thought pattern and thinking of yourself as successful already. It means seeing possibilities and opportunities instead of limitations. It can even play an important role in a holistic healthcare practice by cultivating good mental health.
What Can Abundance Thinking Do for You?
Having an abundance mindset can change your life. Even before you have the success you want, adopting this mindset will help you zoom in on your goals. Abundance thinking also makes it easier to take the daily actions you need to achieve success.
If you’re stuck in the pattern of trying to set goals and resolutions, only to fail at them and abandon them, why not reframe your experience with abundance thinking?
You can implement this strategy at any time: it doesn’t need to be January 1st. And no matter what happens, you can always come back to this mindset to stay on the path to success.
How to Implement the Abundance Mentality
Ready to change up your life and reach your goals? It all begins with your abundant mindset.
Abundance thinking should start as soon as you wake up. Begin your day with intentional thoughts. Tell yourself, “I am successful, I am wealthy, and I am happy.” You’ll soon start to see yourself and your life in a new light.
Throughout your day, visualize the changes you want to see in your life. As you talk or think about your life, describe the things you want to see, rather than what’s currently happening.
Also, remember that you’re not in competition. Others who are successful or wealthy aren’t your enemies. Instead, look to them for inspiration: what can you learn and implement from their success stories?
Ready for the Abundant Life?
An abundance mindset starts with you. It doesn’t require a raise, a new job, or a new city. All it takes is a new way of thinking.
When you start your mornings with abundance thinking, you’ll quickly see changes in your success levels. Opportunities you may not have noticed before will start to open up for you — and you’ll have the confidence to pursue them.
However, implementing an abundance mentality can be difficult at first. Looking for inspiration? Feel free to learn more about my journey here, then follow me on social media for insider’s tips on abundance, and more!