The law of attraction can seem magical when you’re in the flow and things are just falling into place. We’re told time and time again how it can change our lives and make everything better and that is true.
I’ve seen it do this in the lives of others and I see it working in my life today. However, something we’re not told as often is how important inner strength is when it comes to the law of attraction, manifesting and self-development.
It takes inner strength to keep going.
It takes inner strength to find happiness, even when things are crumbling around you.
It takes inner strength to stay focused on what you want, even when life keeps throwing exactly what you don’t want in your face.
But we all have our days where we don’t feel so strong. And so I thought I’d share how I call on my inner strength when a day like that comes around, and how you can too.
Always knowing that things will be OK
The law of rhythm tells us that everything in life is of a cyclical nature. Everything has a natural flow, like the seasons.
Think of waves, they rise, and then they crash and fall. Then the next one comes: rises, crashes, falls.
Think of a pendulum, it swings from the left, to the right, to the left again.
Think of a plant. It starts as a seed. It grows. It lives. It dies.
The sun rises, then it sets. Day after day.
There’s rhythm in everything and that includes our lives, which ebb and flow. There are ups and there are downs – and there always will be – this post explains why.
The principle behind the law of rhythm is a huge contributor to my inner strength. It allows me to have an unwavering positive outlook because I know deep down that if I’m experiencing a low, there always has to be a high coming next. I use all the energy I can to make myself focus on that, instead of the problem, and that gives me the strength to get through anything in life.
When things go wrong, it’s no longer the end of the world for me. It’s a blip. It’s only temporary.
This is what I tell myself.
It will pass, as negative circumstances have done before and will continue to do in the future.
Embracing your life’s natural rhythm
The law of rhythm applies to our energy as well – it’s not linear. There are times where it’s high, there are other times where it is low.
I just took a week off from work for no other reason except that I felt myself starting to feel drained and needed some time to just be.
To live life to my own, natural rhythm.
We get so caught up in our routines, the things that we have to do, and too much of this can make us become demotivated and unfulfilled, especially when that leaves no time for us to do what we want to do.
Don’t be afraid to take downtime and when you do, do not feel guilty for it. You weren’t born to slave away at work for your whole life. You weren’t born to be stressed out all the time. You have a purpose – that’s why you’re here! And downtime is simply taking the time to connect with that purpose by going back to your own natural rhythm, not the one society imposes on us.
Don’t be afraid to take time to yourself!!
You need to protect your energy. If you’re feeling drained, that’s your soul telling you that you need a minute to do you. I take that time as often as I can and that’s what keeps me in a happy and healthy state of mind.
Controlling your thoughts
Thoughts have a way of spiraling and it does take self-discipline to work against your natural instincts and tell yourself ‘NO’ when you feel your thoughts going in a direction they don’t need to be. It takes inner strength to make yourself seek out the positive in a situation when on the surface, it’s all negative.
Every time you do that, you should be proud of yourself.
It’s made to sound easy.
“Just think positive!” Everyone says.
But really, it’s more than that.
It’s training your mind.
It’s changing your beliefs.
It takes time, energy and investment.
Every day I do something that helps me to train my mind to do what I want it to do. Whether that’s reading, listening to inspirational podcasts while I get ready for my day or meditating. Find what works for you!
When I come across a problem, my motto is solution first. It would be very easy to panic and think about everything that’s now going to go wrong because of this problem. But all that does is attract those scenarios to you.
Instead, I focus on solutions. I write out a list of things I can do to solve this problem or at least lessen the stress it’s causing. As the list builds with positive actions, I feel less consumed by the problem and more motivated to get it solved.
Get to know yourself
I know who I am and how I work and this helps me to stay strong.
I know the kind of people I need to be around to feel a boost, and I know the kind of people to stay away from if I don’t want to feel drained.
I know what to do when I feel low.
I know when I need to recharge.
This is the kind of stuff you learn from spending time alone and checking in with yourself. Journaling, meditation – people recommend these things time and time again because they do work. They help to clear your mind.
A mind free of clutter is a strong mind.
Challenge yourself daily
I work out 6 mornings a week and my body and mind thank me for it. Endorphins are such a real thing, guys. I feel so happy when my muscles are burning and I’m pouring with sweat. I feel accomplished. I feel like I can handle anything.
Working out takes more than physical strength, it takes mental strength too. To keep yourself pushing when your muscles are screaming. To even get up out of bed to put yourself through that takes a lot of strength.
That motivation and determination that you build when you do this spills out into other areas of your life. It really does.
When you can physically challenge yourself on a daily basis, you’ll find that you’re more willing to accept other challenges.
If you’re not particularly a fan of working out, think about other ways you can challenge yourself and push yourself out of your comfort zone at least once a day.
Reflect on past experiences
Sometimes, you need to look back to see how far you’ve come.
Just the other day, I was going through some old photos on my phone and came across some screenshots I’d obviously taken to send to a friend. They were a conversation with a guy I was seeing at the time, and he was being really rude to me.
Like horrible rude.
I didn’t even remember this happening – it’s like I’d blocked it out.
So looking at those screenshots hit me hard. But at the same time, I felt proud of myself.
Because that was only two years ago, and THIS me would never accept anyone speaking to me the way he did. In fact, I probably wouldn’t even respond because I’d know it would be waste of my energy. I didn’t know that 2 years ago. That’s progress!
Look at where you are now. Look at the lessons you’ve learned. I bet you’re a totally different person to who you were two years ago.
We’re always learning and growing but sometimes we need to look back to see how much. We need to congratulate ourselves for coming this far. You’re probably a lot stronger than you think.
I hope this post inspires you to see how strong you already are, and I’ll hope you’ll leave this post with ideas on how to draw on your own inner strength next time you need to.