Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical How to Break the Habit of Attracting Negatives You can make a positive change Share Flipboard Email Print Change Glooming Skies to Blue. John Lund / Getty Images New Age / Metaphysical Holistic Healing Divination Chakra Balancing Reiki Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated April 19, 2018 There is a trick to The Law of Attraction and it's not as magical as one might imagine: we attract the things that we focus on. When we focus on not having enough, that thought form supports the "lack of" we routinely experience. We are forever reminded to use affirmations and to keep our thoughts positive, but "feeling sorry for myself" continues to be the mantra of many people. Furthermore, we can be bombarded with repetitive negative phrases in our thinking, such as: Why can't I get ahead?I couldn't dodge the bullet.I won't be the winner.I don't have enough. Many people are guilty of continuously repeating negatives either in thoughts or words. A negative mindset can be representative of a current life situation and attracting negatives can be living proof that the law of attraction works. Attracting positives and getting out of the routine of negative thinking can be possible with visualizations, affirmations, and manifestations. Breaking the Habit of Attracting Negatives We focus on illnesses, low-paying jobs, and less than fulfilling relationships out of habit. Breaking the routine, just like any other bad habit, will take some effort, especially if it is natural to dwell on the negatives for years. Parents often teach this type of behavior by being the role model of criticism or negative language. When this is so, they are likely mirroring behavior they learned from their parents, and so on, back through the generations. A simple way to materialize and get positives into motion is by busying your hands and creating positive images for your eyes and mind to focus on. Attract Positives With a Manifestation Scrapbook One way to attract positive thoughts, experiences and situations in your life is to create a manifestation scrapbook. Fill the pages with affirmations and clippings of pictures that depict the things that you wish to materialize in life. Spend about a week creating the various pages in the book and review the book on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on personal goals. People do not need to know about your manifestation book in order for interesting and surprising positive events to come into your life. Steps for Creating a Personal Manifesting Scrapbook The instructions for creating a personalized manifesting book are basic. Choose affirmative words and colorful pictures clipped from magazines. The words and images chosen will tell stories about what you cherish most about your life. Also, include the things which you wish to attract into your life. Create as many pages as wanted or needed in your manifestation scrapbook. Be sure to include photos of friends, pets, and family members. Supplies needed can be simple: scissors, paper, glue, magazine clippings, and favorite photos. This art project is a fun way to focus on the things that bring joy, wellness, and prosperity. Law of Attraction Success Story To learn about the positive effects that can come into your life through the law of attraction, read this story about a single mother who released her desire into the universe: "I have been a single mother for seven years, and during that time I have had a few disastrous relationships. I have always wanted a very close and special relationship but couldn't find it. I had my heart broken a couple of times, but instead of giving up, I stated exactly what I wanted my man to be like. I said to my sister, "I just want to meet someone who is..." and I wrote down who my perfect partner and relationship was. I then let it go, with absolute faith that one day I would meet him. Two weeks later, I did. We have already planned to move in together and have a baby soon after my next manifestation. I am thankful every day that I discovered The Law Of Attraction, as it has truly changed my world."