In reality, New Year’s Day is just another day, but for many it represents a starting point for new beginnings. Many different goals, like saving money or advancing your career, can be wonderful side effects of adopting an abundance mindset or setting an abundance goal. The following abundance mindset exercises might be helpful if you’ve set abundance-related resolutions this year.

The Abundance Mindset

By incorporating an abundance mindset into your daily living, you may not only feel happier about your own successes and accomplishments, but you could reap more joy from the prosperity and good fortune of others.

An abundance mindset can guide you to the positive side of everything EVERYTHING. It’s easy to stay optimistic when things are running smoothly, but abundance mindset exercises can help you get through those bumpy or outright trying times with more positivity. And if you believe in the Law of Attraction, you can see how that might help you achieve better outcomes all around.

Adopting an abundance mindset may not be easy at first, but with some practice, it can become second nature to you.


Abundance Mindset Exercises

Practice makes perfect. Okay, not perfect (an impossible goal), but pretty darn good. These methods can help you achieve your abundance mindset and goals this year.


Be in the Moment

The mindfulness that comes from being in the moment is a part of many calming practices like yoga and meditation. It should be a part of every single thing you do.

For example, being in the moment while eating can help you to slow down, make better food choices, and avoid eating past fullness. And in moments of contention or others letting you down, that same mindfulness in the moment can help you be more empathetic and see the best in the people you’re with. Seeing the best in others can improve relationships and make for a much happier and abundant you.

Part of being in the moment is keeping yourself from agonizing over the past and worrying about the future. Rather than waste energy on that, be in the moment to appreciate your present life.


Practice Gratitude

Take your mindfulness to the next step and be grateful for the wonders that surround you; the soothing refreshment of a cool breeze on a hot day; the pure joy in the giggle of a child.

Find the silver lining in every situation. A job loss may be an opportunity to try out that new career or business you’ve always dreamed of. A flood in your basement is a pain to deal with, but it may also be a chance to refresh and redecorate.


Practice Your Passions

What brings you the most complete joy and fulfillment? Find it and then DO it. Perhaps it’s a hobby in your free time, but it could also mean a drastic career change. If you’re in the corporate world, but your true passion is to build furniture, maybe someone is trying to tell you something. What starts out as a side hustle could blossom into the fulfillment you crave.

Sometimes following your passion means major lifestyle changes, but they can lead to true happiness.


Avoid Dream Squashers

There are people who are choosing a life of scarcity, and they like to drag you down into their misery by trying to crush your happiness and achievements. If you can, try to share your positivity with them. If they continue to steal your sunshine, walk away from that toxicity.


Share the Abundance

The abundance mindset is a belief that there are bountiful resources, and there should be enough for everyone (yes, that means you too!). If you have an excess, share it — don’t hold it over the heads of others who have less. “If you are more fortunate than others, it’s better to build a longer table than a taller fence.”

Sharing your abundance in the areas you have it (even if it’s just an abundance of a sunny attitude, sense of humor, or kindness) can help yourself and others experience what abundance really is — and more readily achieve it.