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How to Turn Your Life Around Starting Today

Have you found yourself off track? Either from your normal routine and mindset, or maybe you’ve just woken up and realized “I don’t want to live like this anymore.” Yeah, I was there too a few years ago. And I frequently go off track and have to check myself every so often.

This post is for you if you said yes to any of the above. If you’re wanting to get back on track or get on the right track, here’s 8 things I do personally to get myself back into a powerful manifesting mindset.

1. Accept responsibility

Our perspectives, attitudes, reactions, feelings, thoughts, beliefs…these are all things that we control ourselves. This is an amazing thing because it means that you can create the life you want since you are at the wheel.

Taking responsibility for being exactly where you are gives you the power to be exactly where you want to be. – unknown

Stop with blaming anyone else for anything that’s happening in your life. The reason for this is because once you do that, you no longer give your power away.

“But my mom (insert any other person you choose) is always disrespecting me and making me feel like I don’t know anything” (insert any other behavior and emotional response). When I have these kinds of thoughts running through my head, I remember that everyone is just a mirror to me here in my reality, reflecting back to me how I truly feel about my own self.

Instead of getting mad at them, thank them for showing you parts of yourself that you need to heal. Whether it’s a person or a situation, whatever it’s making you feel is really something that is living deep inside of you. It’s something you already feel about yourself. Read this post if you want to learn more about how to deal with attracting negativity from others. And I highly recommend this book and workbook combo by Louise Hay on healing these parts of yourself. I have done the workbook twice!

But…stop pointing fingers. Don’t point them at yourself either. Just acknowledge that no one has control over you, your emotions, or your reality. Realize and accept that you hold all of the power when it comes to your life experience.

2. Uplevel your mindset 

Your mindset will make or break you. And I’m not talking about a cute little positive mindset where you pretend to be happy and desperately try to accept a reality you’re living that isn’t making you happy. No girl, I would never tell you to do that.

I’m talking about adopting or picking back up your manifesting mindset, recognizing that the very thoughts, feelings, and beliefs you’re holding are literally attracting similar things into your life. Uplevel that shit!

If you’ve been dwelling on shitty things, that’s why shitty things keep showing up. Start dwelling on what you WANT. Not from a lack perspective, but from a knowing perspective. Know that what you imagine in your mind will literally be attracted to you. Read more of my manifesting posts here if you want inspiration. I also have a guide and worksheet bundle made specifically for implementing a powerful mindset.

3. Forgive

This is a huge task, usually one that requires a lifetime of repeating. Holding onto past hurts only holds you back from living the life you truly want. By holding a grudge, you are harboring negative energy which will only poison you.

Sometimes, the ones we hold the most grudges against are ourselves, for past mistakes and actions we deeply regret. You can’t live a happy life if on some subconscious level you don’t believe you deserve one. Everything we experience, even the bad, helps us grow in some way. Forgive others and yourself and instead be grateful for the lessons you’ve gained.

You are never made less by something that happened to you, but only more. You are a soul in a human body, and your soul can never be dimmed or tainted. Your soul is here soaking up experiences and lessons so that it can expand and so that it can help others around you expand as well with the unique experiences and knowledge that only you can bring.

Every day, make the choice to send love to those that hurt you, for they were hurt too. Send love to the situation, for it brought you a special light that will help guide others. And send love to yourself for being brave enough to let go of the past, even if just for today.

4. Check your attitude every day  

Your attitude plays more importance on your quality of life than you may think. Ever notice when you have a bad attitude that your day just seems to keep getting worse? It’s because you’re a ball of negative energy walking around collecting MORE nearby negative energy.

When you force yourself to be in a good mood (and yes, many days it requires force) and you look for the good things in your day, what happens is that you bring more good things to you. Don’t waste another day pushing the good things away.

The quickest way for me to check my attitude and lift my vibration is to make a list of things I’m grateful for. Sometimes I start this list with clenched teeth and I write cynical things like that I’m grateful for freakin coffee or that a certain someone is far away from me, but I start to unclench and soften as I continue down on the list. Check out my post here for learning the reason why gratitude is the most powerful manifesting tool you can use.

5. Decide what you want

Have you thought about what you really want in life? Not what your mom wants for you, not what you think you can accomplish only because it’s easy, but what you want. 

If money or circumstance weren’t an issue, what would your heart most long to do? Don’t worry if it feels too big for you to achieve on your own; it likely is. The magic of this universe that we live in is that it meets us more than halfway when we go after a dream.

When we really know what we want and believe we can have it, when we expect it to happen, we set magical forces in motion that arrange the people and circumstances in our lives necessary to achieve our dream.

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. – Jack Canfield

6. Become intentional

Become intentional with your time. Implement a daily routine; happy, successful people are known for following morning routines every day. A time that you prepare for your day first without letting the outside world bombard your mind, to write or read over your goals, exercise or eat a good breakfast.

Basically taking time for you before the day starts so you feel mentally prepared. Also, become intentional about the kind of people and information you let come into your experience. Negative people, stories, and articles that promote hate, fear or controversy only breed more negativity and drag you down. I wrote a post about how the law of attraction works just like your Instagram feed, and here is my list of self-care articles to help you with becoming more intentional with your time.

7. Compete with no one

When we’re running a marathon (and that’s what life is, a marathon, not a race) and we don’t focus on our own path because we are too busy looking around us to see where everyone else is, we start to stumble. We start wondering if we’re not good enough, or why good things are happening to them and not us.

Don’t focus on anyone else but you. Be grateful for where you are and the things you have achieved. Every day is a fresh start to go after your own dreams and improve from your yesterday.

I personally struggle with this step frequently. I find myself paying too much attention to what others are doing, experiencing and receiving. I become bitter and the same old feelings of unworthiness wash over me. Which goes back to #1 and realizing that how others are “making” me feel is really just a mirror about how I feel about myself.

Remember that your reality is like your own stage, and you can create anything on this stage that you want, regardless of what someone else is doing on their stage. If anything, they are showing you what’s possible, so send your thanks to them.

8. Practice frequent self-care

Sacred self-care is revolutionary, I say that all the time to anyone who will listen. Even if you don’t have time for a morning routine, take a few minutes each day to benefit from some alone time. Read over your goals or intentions for the week. It’s amazing what we can forget when we don’t remind ourselves.

I create morning worksheets with every single one of my products because they are so powerful. They’re quick, they touch on all of the most powerful aspects of a powerful mindset, and they set the tone for your day. I’ve got one in my manifesting bundle, my self-care bundle, and one in my moon ritual bundle.

So those were my 8 tips. Did I leave anything out? Is there something that really helps you get back on track? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. And as always, be sure to connect with me on Instagram for more manifesting, self-care, and magical ritual inspiration.


Jessica Dimas is the author of Anything Can Be: A Reference Guide for Applying the Law of Attraction. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.

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  1. The law of the sewer applies here for sure. If you sew good seeds (love, encouragement, respect, etc.) eventually, you will harvest these in abundance in your life. However, if you sew bad seeds ( blame, unforgiving, unmerciful, etc.) You will harvest the same in abundance.

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I have binge read so many of your posts in the last few days! I've been trying so hard to heal my soul, and I feel like you're introducing me to the tools and techniques to finally do that! Thank you so much!

Melanie D.

2019-03-28T15:54:56-04:00

Melanie D.

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2019-03-29T16:45:05-04:00

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2019-03-29T16:46:43-04:00

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2019-03-29T16:52:03-04:00

Jen

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2019-03-30T14:16:12-04:00

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Hi! I first found you on Pinterest and from there started following your Instagram page. I truly appreciate your work that focuses on well-being of self & others. Also it gives peace and positive vibes. Keep shining and spreading the magic!