If you are the type of person who believes that the glass is half full, not half empty, then you're already practicing positive thinking. Studies have shown that being optimistic can relieve stress and help you live longer. But can it help you to win sweepstakes, too?
Absolutely. One of the most challenging aspects of entering sweepstakes is that nagging feeling that you will never really win, or that you will never win again. It's hard to enter sweepstakes day after day with no guarantee that you'll win, and it's nearly impossible to keep it up if you have a negative attitude about it.
So talk yourself up. Tell yourself you really CAN win. Make it fun (perhaps by making yourself some DIY lucky charms). Don't let negativity steal your luck.
02Accentuate the Positive with Visualization
Visualization is a technique where you picture yourself accomplishing something you want, which helps you work out the steps to make that thing happen. For example, think about winning a prize, actually feel yourself winning your dream prize, and use that visual image to fuel your luck.
When you can see yourself being lucky, being strong, being a winner, then you can work backward to see what you need to do to make that image real.
You can use this technique to have good luck in many areas of your life, like getting a great job or finding your next romance.
03Affirmations Reinforce Lucky Thinking
If you watched the movie, Evan Almighty, you might have noticed that Evan's character starts every morning by looking in the mirror and saying, "I am smart, I am successful, I am happy." It is an affirmation.
Affirmations are ways of planting the seeds of success in our subconscious, helping us to think positively and to be more prepared for success. As W. Clement Stone said, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
Affirmations are always positive, in the first person, and in the present tense. You can write them out or repeat them to yourself several times each day. Some good affirmations to improve your luck might be, "I am lucky, I am open to success, I am a winner."
04Feng Shui Lets Luck Flow
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art designed to bring balance, health, and even luck to the people who practice it. Some dismiss feng shui as superstition, but applying the principles of this art can help you to be more productive, more positive, and less distracted.
For example, one of the principles of feng shui is that clutter has a negative effect on your energy levels. And it's true: a messy, disorganized space makes it difficult to find what you need and to concentrate on what you need to accomplish.
Imagine that your sweepstakes entry area is clean and tidy, everything you need within your reach. You can concentrate on your sweeps, and get more entries in less time. Can't you just feel your luck starting to increase?
Many sweepers swear that they have increased their luck by wearing a favorite pair of socks or t-shirt as they enter sweepstakes or by having lucky symbols like four-leafed clovers, ladybugs, or even Troll dolls near their computers while they enter. Still, others perform some kind of lucky rituals before they start their daily sweepstakes or listen to lucky music. But this is superstitious nonsense, right?
Not necessarily. Using lucky charms and rituals makes you feel luckier, happier, and more optimistic. This positive attitude makes it easier to keep entering sweepstakes, and thus brings more luck into your life. It might be a self-fulfilling prophecy, but if it works, why not take advantage of it?
Karma is one of the principle tenets of Hindu philosophy, and it can be simply summarized as, "what goes around, comes around." In other words, if you do good to others, more good things happen to you and the luckier you'll be.
While it might seem to be smarter in the short run to keep the contests and answers that you find to yourself, everyone needs some help and encouragement at some point. Helping each other to win increases the luck of the entire sweepstakes community.
07Increasing Luck Through Spirituality and Prayer
Many people turn to a greater power to help them increase their luck. Some say a prayer before they start to enter sweepstakes, asking God to help them win what they need or to help the prize go to the person who needs it most. Others feel that asking God for specific prizes is inappropriate but ask instead for the strength and the positive attitude they need not give up and to keep entering sweepstakes.
Others ask the Universe to send them luck, prizes, or a positive attitude, or they use meditation to help them focus and enter more quickly and persistently.
All of these methods can make people feel, and be, luckier.
08Work Harder, Be Luckier
Thomas Jefferson said, "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." It sounds almost like he could have been a sweeper! The more work you put into entering sweepstakes, the less you need to rely on luck. The amount of luck you need to win when you enter a single sweep is much greater than the amount you need if you enter a few hundred a day.
Hard work is the secret to winning sweepstakes. By being patient, persistent, and having a positive attitude, you'll see many more lucky results with your sweepstakes entries.
Want to Get Lucky? Use These 8 Proven Methods to Boost Your Luck
Why does one person get sick while another stays healthy? Why does one person seem to find wealth and prosperity everywhere, while another never succeeds at anything? Many believe that the answer is luck.
For some people, good luck comes naturally. But if you feel like the old saying, "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all" applies to you, there is good news: it IS possible to turn your luck around. A lucky attitude goes a long way toward making you not only feel luckier but actually be luckier.
Even the luckiest people aren't lucky all the time. You will never be able to correctly call every toss of the coin or win every giveaway you enter. However, you can tilt the odds to be more in your favor.
How is that possible? Tennessee Williams put it nicely when he said, "Luck is believing you're lucky." Having faith that you are a lucky person actually makes you more likely to notice opportunities and more likely to be in a position where opportunities can come to you.
Here are eight popular methods to have more good luck in your life. Try them to be luckier and see a positive effect in your life