#Mindhack: Using Thoughts to Rebuild Your New Normal in 3 Simple Steps
01 March 2016
Mind-set is everything. You’ve probably heard that a thousand times and I bet you’ve even tried some pretty interesting tactics to shift your thoughts and manifest your desires — right?
Well I’ve just about done it all. I’ve tried everything from writing affirmations 100 times a night and creating vision boards to posting notes all over my house to remind me of how I want to think and feel.
While some of the practices worked for a while, they didn’t come naturally to me and felt too repetitive to keep up with. That is, until about eight months ago, when I found the most powerful mind hack I’ve ever tried.
I often used to view new opportunities and abundance as a fluke or a stroke of good luck that was sure to run out. I would wonder to myself how that even happened in the first place!? I always knew what I wanted in my life, but at the same time I would feel anxious about manifesting the very things I’d wished for. That’s when I discovered the only mind-set practice I’d ever really needed. Now I actually realize that things were changing. I had been minimizing and rationalizing my successes — making them feel like accidents.
Instead of allowing my current life (which wasn’t exactly what I desired) to be normal to me, I constructed the ideal version internally. My mind brought into being this idealized “new normal,” which consisted of a constant stream of exciting new opportunities with ample time for rest and rejuvenation.
Not only am I now living my new normal on a daily basis, but my overall mindset is set to expect, enjoy, and embrace more ease and flow every day. And the best part is that I don’t have to write a million affirmations or cover my walls with Post-its to create my new reality. Neither do you.
You'll achieve this same powerful mindset shift with three simple steps:
1. Rewrite your Script
Empty yourself of your past and allow yourself to become a blank slate. Take some time to figure out what you truly want. Think of your life as a movie…now start writing your script (remember this can be anything! There are no limits) Maybe your new normal includes having a surplus income or waking up for your 5 a.m. workout feeling energized and ready to go. Imagine what it might feel like to have that be a normal, natural part of your life. Invite that feeling into your awareness and be open to experiencing it every single day.
2. Develop your Character
Think about the character you would want to play. Who is this future version of yourself? What do you have to think and believe about yourself, your desires, and the world in order to achieve the things you desire?
What are your character’s beliefs and how can you embody them today? What choices and actions does your character take? If it helps, you might even create a fun alias for your future self to help you really tap into the beliefs you must embody in order to manifest the life you desire.
3. Now Live your Movie
Creating your movie for the future isn’t enough. You must actively live it, by embodying the beliefs of your new character from where you are today. The truth is that your current reality doesn’t matter as much as what you think, feel, and believe right now.
Actively living “as if” means making decisions based on your new normal right now. That includes everything from the food you choose at the grocery store to the decisions you make in emotional conflict and the responses you choose in moments of adversity. The sooner you embrace and begin to actively embody the beliefs of your future self, the sooner your new normal will become your current reality.
Yours in Health Always,