If you’re having trouble with manifesting, you may be unintentionally doing things that create resistance against your desire. Here are 5 things I stopped doing to manifest with more success.
Manifesting is all about doing less and attracting more.
And sometimes, it may even require you to stop doing something in order to protect your vibrational alignment with your desire.
I know this for a fact because my manifestation practice was transformed after I dropped a few things from my life.
Read below for 5 things I stopped doing so I can manifest more successfully.
The first thing I stopped doing was complaining.
If you have read my book Feeling Good, you will know that I used to be a chronic complainer.
Complaining is like that bad habit that you know you should avoid but you can’t because it just feels so good.
Complaining feels good at the moment because you feel like you’re releasing the negative energy around the past.
But in reality, you’re just reinforcing the negative story and lowering your vibration in the present.
Complaining not only lowers your negative energy but also the energy of your listeners.
It’s like a big gray cloud that takes over your entire life.
And according to the Law of Attraction, you attract the energy you send out.
This means that every single complaint is a request to the Universe asking for more of what you don’t want.
So if you want to protect your energy and the energy of those around you, stop complaining about what is going wrong and start celebrating what is going right.
2. Mindless Consuming Media
The second thing I stopped doing was mindlessly consuming media.
Most if not all of the media out there promotes negativity in some way, shape, or form.
Why? Because the consumers prefer to look at what is going wrong rather than what is going right.
A shocking headline about an awful murder is bound to get more clicks than a headline about how beautiful the weather is.
Now negativity in media is subjective to everyone, but for me, negative media is any piece of content that disturbs my inner peace—my energetic vibration.
As manifestors, we know that our energy creates our reality.
So it is our highest responsibility to protect our vibrational alignment with positive energy if we want to manifest our desires.
Now, this doesn’t mean we avoid the media like the plague as this would mean we are burying our heads in the sand.
It simply means that we consume media through a lens of higher consciousness.
Rather than allowing the negative information to take us down with it, we stand steadfast in our light and focus on how we can be part of the solution.
3. Escaping From The Present
The third thing I stopped doing was escaping from the present moment.
We all try to escape from the present moment in different ways: sex, drugs, alcohol, video games, social media—and the list goes on.
The need to escape the present moment stems from the core belief that the present is not good or not good enough.
So we escape the present to chase the high—to feel better even for just a moment.
But escaping from the present is equivalent to giving up our manifesting power because the future is programmed in the present.
As I teach in my digital course Manifesting Made Easy, the present moment is the only moment that is real.
The past and future do not exist—they only exist as thoughts in our minds.
When we give up the present, we give up our desires as well.
This is why it’s so important to stay grounded in the present moment.
A Course In Miracles says that the present is the only moment when eternity intersects with linear time.
Why? Because the only time you can only receive divine guidance from the Universe is now.
4. Telling People About My Manifestations
The fourth thing I stopped doing was telling other people about my manifestations.
I am super passionate about manifesting so I like to share my desires with those around me.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with sharing your experiences with others.
But it’s important to share this information with only those who are supportive of your belief system.
If you share it with the right people, their words can support and inspire you to reach for more.
But if you share it with the wrong people, their words can instill doubt and worry into your mind which can throw you out of alignment with your desire.
So it’s important to protect your desires as if they are your children.
Babies need to be surrounded by love and positive energy to grow into their best selves. And so it is with your desires.
Don’t share your desire until you feel ready.
Sometimes, it’s better to not share at all!
Your manifestation is a co-creation between you and the Universe.
Your job is to know that, feel that, and remember that.
5. Future Tripping
The final thing I stopped doing was future tripping.
Besides being a chronic complainer, I was also a chronic future tripper.
I can’t help myself but think ahead and plan out the worst ways a situation can unfold.
Now in my mind, I thought I was doing myself a favor because I can plan out solutions to each of these problems before they arise.
But in reality, I was manifesting these problems into my life.
Future tripping puts you into a downward spiral of anxiety.
And you always manifest situations, experiences, and outcomes that match how you feel.
That anxious feeling you get from overthinking is not just your mind playing tricks on you—it’s a warning sign from your Inner Guide (also known as your intuition or Higher Self.)
Anxiety is your Inner Guide screaming, “Code red! You’re heading in the wrong direction, honey.”
So it is your job to listen to its guidance, take a breath, and choose again.
Instead of planning what could go wrong, we need to deliberately plan what could go right.
This is why visualization is the answer to future tripping.
Visualization helps you actively embody the feeling of what you want to experience in the present.
It retrains your mind to focus on what you want rather than what you don’ want.