Success isn’t created in a microwave, but a slow cooker crock pot. And the ingredients are your daily actions. Here are nine that you can take every day to manifest a prosperous life. (I also did a version of this on my podcast.)
Wake up each day when you are finished sleeping. This isn’t said to sound cute or flippant. (Although obviously we can agree that I’m extremely cute and frequently flippant.) The truth is alarm clocks were a terrible invention. Your body has an almost miraculous ability to restore, rebuild, and regenerate itself – if you simply allow it to go to sleep when it’s tired and wake up when it’s ready. Start going to bed early enough that you can allow your body to wake up naturally each morning in time to get to work and handle your daily responsibilities.
Speak a few affirmations out loud before you get out of your bed. If you’ve never done this before, you might feel self-conscious or silly, but the practice is anything but silly. You actually program your subconscious mind with positive expectations for the day. And the subconscious mind doesn’t question or analyze, it simply does what it’s programmed to do.
Some of my favorites:
Make your bed. This is a secret weapon for prosperity. Doing this is such a simple, easy action to take, but the upside is extraordinary. You start off the day employing self-discipline, snatch a quick win by accomplishing something right away, and send a message to yourself about your worthiness. And it makes the environment around you more harmonious.
Take at least 20 minutes for personal development time. I believe the quality of your day is created before you ever leave the house in the morning. When you start your consciousness vibrating at a higher energy, you attract people and circumstances throughout the day that are also vibrating at that energy level. Meditate, pray, or read, listen to, or watch inspirational things. You can increase the benefits you’ll receive from this practice exponentially, if you pair it with exercise. Ex: listening to a podcast while you’re jogging or watching a video on the treadmill.
Drink in some fresh air and sunshine. This is vital no matter how busy your day is, and even more vital on the busiest days. Even if it means you have to do it from a balcony or sticking your head out of a window.
Eat living food. (And drinks.) The equation here is pretty simple but profound. Eat living food to live longer, eat dead food to die sooner. Raw fruits and vegetables and fresh squeezed juices made from them contain living enzymes. Pizza, pasta, candy, chips, cookies, crackers and other staples of our diet today are dead and contain no living enzymes.
Make a tangible demonstration to yourself that you are worthy and deserve prosperity. There are millions of people that simply can’t accept a compliment or a gift – from themselves. This stems from worthiness issues. Even if it makes you feel uncomfortable at the start, you must treat yourself better, and demonstrate you believe in your own worthiness. On a regular basis you should treat yourself to a massage, spa day, or manicure/pedicure. And every day you should give yourself something like a meditation break, candlelight dinner, or some fresh flowers.
Shut down your phone or other device 60 to 90 minutes before bedtime. The last thing you want to program your subconscious mind with before retiring is doom scrolling through social media. After you turn off the device, leave it to recharge in a different room than where you sleep.
Before going to sleep, reflect on three things you are grateful about for the day. This is exactly the kind of thing you do want to program your subconscious mind with before retiring. The more gratitude you express, the more blessings you will attract to you.
Do all nine of these behaviors every day and you’ll be amazed how quickly your life can be transformed. You may want to bookmark this page or use the print or PDF buttons above, so you can review the list when needed.
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