How to Feel Abundant in 10 Minutes or Less
Have you ever noticed that abundance and happiness usually go hand-in-hand? When you feel abundant, you can't
help but feel happy. When you feel "broke" or stressed about financial matters, you can't help but feel
There's an old saying that "money can't buy happiness," and that's true on an emotional level; in fact, you can
probably think of more than a few wealthy people who seem miserable. But you would probably also agree that a
certain level of financial abundance makes life easier, which translates into happiness, or at least peace of
What you may not realize is that you don't need to have a lot of money to feel abundant. It's very possible to
feel abundant just by taking a few simple steps to trigger an abundant state of mind.
Here are a few easy ways to do that:
1) Always keep money in your wallet.
How much money do you usually carry with you on a daily basis? Not debit cards, and not credit cards - I'm
talking about cold, hard cash. If you are like most people, you may answer, "not much" or "none". Debit cards,
credit cards and checks are certainly forms of currency, but most of us still have a stronger emotional reaction to
For that reason, one of the quickest ways to start feeling more abundant is to keep cash in your wallet or purse
at all times. Why? Because just the awareness that you have money available to spend will make you feel more
But I don't want you to spend it unless absolutely necessary. As challenging as it might be to hold onto this
money without spending it, it's for a very good reason.
Spending money can also make you feel abundant - but once the money is gone, you'll shift right back into that
"I'm broke" state of mind and there goes your abundant new attitude!
Instead, make it your mission to simply feel good about HAVING money at all times.
How much money?
As much as you can afford, within reason. That might be as little as $5.00, or as much as $100.00 - or even a
little more. It doesn't have to be a lot; just enough to make you feel abundant.
If you do end up spending the money for an emergency or some other necessity, be sure to replace it as soon as
2) Count your blessings.
Like many other people, you may frequently dwell on things that are going wrong for you and completely disregard
the things that are going right for you. The problem with doing this is that you end up feeling unhappy and empty,
when you could just as easily turn it around and feel happy and abundant.
This exercise is a great one for those times when you feel like things just aren't going right for you:
Grab a notebook and a pen, and start making a list of the blessings in your life. You might start with the
obvious stuff, like having a home to live in, a vehicle to drive, a job, a family, good friends, pets, good health,
and so on. But then narrow it down and focus in on the smaller stuff, like your favorite books, your favorite
outfits, your collectibles, the throw rug you got on sale last week, and your favorite mug. You can also include
blessings from the past, like happy memories, opportunities that came your way when you least expected them, fun
vacations you've taken, or any enjoyable experience. Anything that you would consider a "blessing," add it to the
Once you've got a nice long list, count your blessings - yes, literally count them! (Or use a numbered
It's hard not to feel abundant when you see in black and white how much abundance you really do have.
Now, obviously this will not magically make the negative stuff in your life disappear, but it can definitely
help you create a better emotional balance. Rather than focusing only on the bad stuff in your life (which only
stresses you out and makes you feel unhappy), you also acknowledge the good stuff (which makes you feel happier and
3) Visualize "paid in full".
Having a high level of debt can keep you locked into a scarcity state of mind, which of course isn't a fun place
to be. This exercise works great for helping to ease that stress and negativity.
Once or twice a day, set aside 10 minutes to visualize your debts being paid in full.
Focus on each debt individually; imagine that you are holding the latest statement in your hands; see the
balance you owe; and then imagine taking a bright red "Paid in Full" stamp and joyfully stamping it and setting it
aside. Then focus on how it would FEEL if you really had just paid that debt completely.
Would you feel relieved? Would you feel excited? Would you feel grateful? Would you stand up and do a silly
Do your best to feel that way now, and by all means do the happy dance now too! Really get into the spirit of
pretending that each debt is truly paid off, and you will notice the welcome sensation of a burden being lifted off
of your shoulders.
Clearly, you will know that the debts aren't REALLY paid off, but just that momentary
emotional lift can do wonders in making you feel more abundant - and it may even open your mind to solutions for
actually paying down the debts that didn't occur to you before.
Strategies like these may seem really simple, but they are truly powerful. They help boost your emotions to a
more positive place, they open your mind to new ideas and inspiration - and yes, they can even help attract more
abundance into your life in many different forms.
The more abundant you feel, the more abundant you will eventually become. Is it worth it to spend a few minutes
each day working toward a brighter, happier, more abundant future? I think so! :)