If you have a dream, stick to it. We fail because we relax and are afraid to try, not because we don’t have enough. The most important thing is to maintain an abundance mindset all the time. Use the following tips to nurture this kind of thinking.
1. Bolster your Confidence
When you’re going through tough times, your confidence levels go down, and you don’t see worth in yourself. You doubt whether you have the skills to makes it in life. Unfortunately, looking down on yourself only makes things worse.
You have to do something to bolster your confidence. What skills have you always wanted to acquire? There are plenty of reputable companies offering free online courses for those interested. Instead of sulking, go online and do a course that will help you in your career.
The best way to maintain an abundance mindset is to uplift your confidence. Show the world your newly acquired skills by helping those that need them.
2. Seek Guidance
The people around you play a significant role in the decisions that you make in life. We can either uplift or bring each other down. In your group of friends, find somebody that always sees the positive side of things.
If such a person doesn’t exist, you can talk to your parents or a spiritual leader. Don’t be alone when negative emotions overwhelm you. Go talk to somebody that always sees the good in things. That person’s attitude and zeal will encourage you to stay strong and keep moving forward.
3. Maintain Order
When things are bad, you feel like you’ve lost everything. In the heat of the moment, you might find yourself buying things that you already have. When that happens, remind yourself that you have everything and get your stuff in order.
Maybe you feel like you don’t have enough time to gather the tuition fees for your child. What do you do? If time is what you’re looking for, go through your calendar or to-do list. Will those things take so much of your time? Are you sure you can’t find some free time to make extra money? Being organized reminds you that you still have plenty of time.
No human being is ever truly empty. You either have an abundance of friends and family or a list of accomplishments. Remember when you won your school’s spelling bee in first grade, that’s an accomplishment worth remembering.
When you feel as if everything is falling apart, take a step back and look at everything you’ve accomplished and all that you have. I know it sounds cliché, but there are plenty of people that lost their lives too soon. Yet, you still have yours.
Appreciate what you already have and be grateful. Such an attitude will encourage you to find more.
Why should you lower your self-esteem over a loss? For example, let’s assume that you came in second in the national swimming competition. Is there any point in being mad at yourself and lowering your self-worth?
How many people can swim as well as you? If you were able to compete at the national level, I’d say very few. That’s a plus. What made you lose? Find out and be better next time. There are always two sides to everything. Learn to look at the positive side of a bad situation, and you’ll realize how much you have.
Are you sure that there’s nothing you can give during this tough period in your life? Having abundance doesn’t only translate to material things. You can share good emotions with somebody. It will make both of you feel good.
Be prepared to give abundantly when you feel down. Go down to the homeless shelter and offer your services for free.
What you do will bring a smile on a homeless person’s face. Visit your relatives or folks and catch up on things. You’re giving them your presence, and they’ll be so happy to see you after a long time.
When you give, you realize that abundance never ends no matter how difficult the situation.
7. Find Uplifting Hobbies
Some activities may trigger negative thinking and make us forget the abundance we have in our lives. If watching TV makes you zone out and start thinking about what you don’t have, you need to drop that activity.
Do what makes you feel alive and in the moment. Explore new hobbies that will make you appreciate what you have. For example, play games with family and friends. If you love dancing, just turn on the radio or play your favorite song and dance.
Life is not easy, and we all go through struggles. However, during the hard times, we should never forget what we already have. At some point in your life, you were working hard to get what you have now. So, take a step back and appreciate it. Never stop thinking abundantly because abundance never ends.