Practical Habits to Live in Abundance
Are you interested in living a life of abundance?
Today, a life of abundance is equated to material prosperity.
But, let’s examine the meaning of ‘abundant’.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines abundant as:
existing or occurring in large amounts: abundant rainfall, abundant food
So ‘ abundant’ means to have a surplus of something.
The Bible says this about ‘ abundance’…..
In John 10:10, Jesus said, “ I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
So ‘abundance’ means having ‘more’ due to a commitment to God and a new spiritual path in life. This means making moral decisions that align with your spiritual vision which in turn leads to prosperity.
To sum up, if you want to live a life of abundance, you have to be driven by good values such as generosity, kindness, and gratitude.
This post offers you practical tips to live a life of abundance.
Actionable Tips to Live in Abundance
Everyone knows Newton’s law of gravity but are you aware of the very powerful law of attraction?
In Using the Law of Attraction for Joy, Relationships, Money & More, Jack Canfield states:
“the Law of Attraction says that you will attract into your life whatever you focus on. Whatever you give your energy and attention to will come back to you.“
So, if you are beset by problems and think of them constantly, you will attract more and more negativity to your life.
A shift from negative patterns of thinking to positivity is likely to attract good fortune.
If you want to live a life of abundance, you need to show gratitude for all that you have.
Some ways to show gratitude daily is by:
- Keeping a gratitude journal
- Sending thank-you notes
- Showing appreciation
If you give thanks daily for all that you have, you will attract much more in return. In simple terms, the more you give the more you will receive.
Do you constantly wish you were more confident like Laura or had a gorgeous boyfriend like Stacy or an amazing job like Tracy?
If you are, then you are probably guilty of self-rejection. This makes you unhappy with yourself so you suppress who you truly are which causes even more misery.
Can you see the cycle? What you need to do is accept yourself as you are. Know that you’re not perfect and that’s ok.
This mental shift from self-rejection to self-acceptance brings positivity into your life.
Embrace yourself as you are and that is sufficient to live a life of abundance.
3. Overcome Procrastination
Procrastination is one of the biggest obstacles to an abundant life.
It compels you to delay taking action to realize your goals. At the heart of procrastination lies fear of failure. So you put off completing the course you just bought or joining a yoga class to nurture your body or take that solo trip to Nepal.
Procrastination traps you in a jogging-on-the-spot mentality. Overcome this hurdle and you will attract abundance. You will be more proactive and intentional about your goals.
The result is a growth in self-esteem and confidence which in turn draws good fortune and success to you.
Read this post for more information on procrastination and abundance.
4. Practice Mindfulness
The Greater Good magazine defines mindfulness as:
“maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.“
A major ingredient in the recipe to live a life of abundance is mindfulness. This is near impossible for most of us because of the busyness of our lives.
Mindfulness is the exact opposite of multitasking. It means being totally present in all that you do, such as giving 100% to a chat with your toddler about his favorite toy or preparing a snack for yourself or going on vacation.
The trick is to be mindful on a daily basis. Wondering how to do that?
5 Simple Mindfulness Practices for Daily Life outlines simple ways to practice mindfulness.
5. Develop an Abundance Mindset
Do you ever feel like you’re caught in a spider web of ‘ not enough’? Not enough time, food or money? Well, that is a classic sign of a scarcity mindset.
When you have a scarcity mindset, you’re afraid of losing all that you have. So you play it safe and do not take risks of any kind, be it an opportunity to invest in a startup or a vacation to Mexico.
You also start to believe that you will never be wealthy or financially comfortable and this governs all your decisions.
Know what you want, in order to attract prosperity, is to have an abundant mindset.
Steps to take:
- Change your vocabulary especially about wealth. Don’t say, I can’t afford it or I can’t do this. Instead say, my focus is on …..
- Be generous with your time, your skills and in showing kindness to others.
- Donate items to homeless shelters and the needy.
- Genuinely celebrate the achievements of others.
- Create an emergency fund
Take these simple steps to embrace an abundance mindset to reap the reward of financial success.
I hope you can enjoy and put into practice these actionable tips to live a life of abundance.
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