Do you find reasons to be happy every day?

It can be as simple as seeing the first crocus after a long hard winter.

And the sun shining brightly while you’re out for a walk.

Or that the repair on your car turned out be minor and less expensive than you’d anticipated.

Feeling happy over the little things we notice during our day increases our happiness overall.

Right now, I’m happy that I’m working from home today and because of this was able to meditate for an extra half hour this morning.

As a result of the extra meditation I’m more relaxed and my writing is flowing easily. What could be better than that? I’m doing a little jig of joy over it right now!

Positive thinkers are luckier people

You might think these are small and insignificant things, but according to studies on luck positive thinkers lead luckier lives. I may not have won the lottery – yet – but, overall I feel pretty fortunate most of the time.

There’s a saying that goes something like this, “If you looked at another person’s life and had to choose between their problems and your own – you’d take yours every time.” It’s true. My life may not be perfect, but compared to other people’s it’s pretty good.

The Four traits of lucky people

Professor Richard Wiseman wrote a great book on the subject titled, The Luck Factor. In it he discusses the four basic principles to creating good fortune. Wiseman says that becoming a luckier person is only a matter of changing our thinking.

Try incorporating Wiseman’s four characteristics of a lucky person into your life, and then see what happens. I’ll bet you’ll find that you become luckier overall.

Sniff out Serendipity

People who seem to be “born” lucky have a knack for manifesting fortunate opportunities, also known as serendipity. They’re open-minded about experiencing new things, meeting new people and less rigid about deviating from their set schedules. These relaxed types seem to see opportunity where others overlook it and jump at the chance to act upon it.

Follow Your Gut

People with the “luck-factor” are tuned into their intuition. They trust their gut when making decisions. Lucky people also incorporate activities that develop their intuition into their daily lives such as meditation and relaxation techniques.

Expect the Best!

The lucky personality types always walk on the sunny side of the street. They believe that everything will always turn out right no matter what. By having an expectation of good fortune they attract and manifest these positive circumstances in their lives just like a “self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Make Lemonade

You know the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” That’s what these natural lucky types do. They don’t go to pity parties. They perceive their reality through a positive lens so even if something bad happens they see the silver lining in the situation. They’ll even point out that it could have been much worse and thank “their lucky stars” is wasn’t.

Do you recognize any of these traits in yourself?

I hope so.

If not, check out the resources I’ve listed for you here and put them into practice to change your life and generate all the good fortune you deserve.

Retrain your brain for positive thinking.

Focus on your beliefs.

Learn to tune into your gut.

Read up on how intuition works.

Good Luck!

I’m on my way out the door to buy a lottery ticket…

Do you think of yourself as lucky? Are you using any of these principles? If not how will you incorporate these principles into your life?

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