With the abundance of literature on the Laws Of Attraction and the success of The Secret, its no surprise that the self help section has boomed in the last few years.
Just the immense collection of Gratitude books in Waterstones makes my head spin. But have you ever tested these concepts over a longer period of time?
I must admit its hard to be positive and motivated when your career,love life and money situation is on a rapid decline.
And then there’s that confident friend. We all have one. The one who has an abundance of money, who has incredible parties to go to with interesting people, who has a list of intriguing people just waiting to date her.
Of course you’re happy for her, but maybe also a bit of envy added into the mix? Especially when things just seem to be such a hard slog?
Personally, after living a blissful 18 months surfing in Bondi and partying with some of the best friends I have been lucky enough to meet, I hit rock bottom when I had to return to London after a failed relationship and visa issues. I ended up living on a mattress on my friends floor for 4 months until I could secure a mundane office job in the concrete city called London.
Rock bottom was not the word.
I have used the laws of manifesting and gratitude to some effect before and life has been on the up since then but after a lengthy illness and a slightly morose attitude I, still need all the help I can get. So here is my challenge to myself.
Every night I will think of 3 things I am grateful for.
. A warm winter coat
. Money for a coffee
. Bus fare to get to work
Just simple things and after 30 days Ill do a personality check : )
Feel free to print it out and join me : ) After all, surely 1000s of devotees cannot all be wrong!