How to Keep Bad Luck from Spoiling Your Sweepstakes Wins

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Do you feel like your bad luck is preventing you from winning more giveaways? Or perhaps you're not entering sweepstakes at all because you feel you will never win? Here are some ways to avoid bad luck and win more prizes.

The Role of Luck in Sweepstakes

There are many ways that you can improve your chances of winning sweepstakes. You can concentrate on giveaways with the best odds of winning, you can make your sweeping time more efficient so that you can get more entries in the time available to you, and you can focus on local giveaways with less competition, for a start. But one thing you will always need to have on your side to win is luck, and that's the hardest factor to influence.

Unfortunately, there's no way to magically reach out and force luck to pick you to win a giveaway. However, your feelings about how lucky you are can dramatically affect your chances of becoming a winner.

If you feel you are unlucky, you'll be easily discouraged from entering sweepstakes. You'll feel burnt out, and you may stop entering sweepstakes altogether. As we all know, you can't win if you don't enter.

So doing what you can to banish bad luck and attract good luck makes sense. Here are some ways that you can avoid bad luck and attract good luck.

How to Banish Bad Luck from Your Life

So if you feel like you are unlucky, and you want to do something about it, here are some ways to get rid of bad luck

1. Feng Shui Your Home

Chances are good that you enter your sweepstakes mostly at home. So how about setting up your house to improve your luck with feng shui?

Feng shui is a Chinese philosophy that is designed to bring harmony to your home. If you follow its precepts, you'll learn that the placement of certain objects can bring bad luck into your environment. It might be psychosomatic, but many feng shui principles can make you feel more positive, and thus more likely to win.

Here are some feng shui tips you might start with:

  • Declutter your home.
  • Avoid doors that are painted black, no matter how chic they might look.
  • Adjust your furniture so that your home has a good flow.
  • Remove dead plants.
  • Make your home feel cozy and welcoming.

Even if these ideas don't help you win more sweepstakes, they should make your home more pleasant to live in. For more tips, check out What Causes Bad Luck in Feng Shui from LovetoKnow.

2. Avoid Unlucky Numbers

Every civilization throughout history seems to have certain numbers that they consider unlucky. In Chinese culture, the numbers four and seven are held to be unlucky. Many Americans shy away from the number 13, and some even suffer from Triskaidekaphobia, or fear of the number 13. In Japan, nine is considered inauspicious.

Do you have any numbers that feel unlucky to you? You might have a more positive attitude if you avoid them. Maybe try finding your own personal lucky numbers to focus on instead.

3. Try Not to Get Stressed About Winning

Have you ever heard of beginner's luck? When someone who is just starting something, and really doesn't know what they are doing, beats someone who has experience on his or her side?

Science on NBC News posits that one reason why this might happen is that newcomers to a hobby don't expect to win, so they don't stress about winning. And that gives them an edge.

When it comes to sweepstakes, frustration may start to build when you have been entering a lot, but not winning as much as you hoped for.

So instead of putting stress on yourself and making yourself feel unlucky, try to live by the motto, "enter it and forget about it." You'll have more fun, and you might keep more of that beginner's luck feeling that keeps you entering and winning.

Attract Good Luck Instead of Bad

If you want to get rid of a bad luck feeling by focusing on attracting good luck, there are many different things you can try. For example, many sweepers love Rhonda Byrne's book about attracting luck, The Secret.

On the other hand, if you're more attracted to scientifically-backed studies about how to be luckier, you can read these tips on being luckier, adapted for sweepers from psychiatrist Dr. Richard Wiseman's book, The Luck Factor: The Four Essential Principles4 .

You can have some fun with the idea of luck by using lucky charms to brighten your mood, or you can try some of these time-tested ways to attract good luck.

If you feel apprehensive about winning because of stories of the lottery curse, you should read these success stories as they will inspire you rather than jinx you.

Whatever you decide to do, pay attention to the way your choices affect your attitude. If you're having fun entering sweepstakes, not stressing, and enjoying yourself, you will be far more likely to win lots of prizes.