“The law of attraction is the
name given to the belief that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or
negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results”

Although I would never class myself as a religious person per se, I’m certainly
spiritual in the way that I believe in fate – what is meant to be will be, and I believe what
we put in, we will get back out of life.

I also believe in something called the law of
attraction and that’s what I wanted to write about today. Basically I think, and have done for quite some time, that
positive thoughts can attract positive things into your life. And vise versa with negative

There are times when negative thoughts creep into your brain, whether it be
about the way you look, or not believing you can do something at work for example. Don’t get me wrong, I’m
just as guilty at self-doubt sometimes.

Take this for an example. Ever since I found out I was shortlisted for the Cosmo Blog
Awards, I’ve doubted that I could win. Yes, OK, I think there must be a reason why I was shortlisted in the first place, I’m not stupid enough to doubt myself that much and believe it was some kind of typo. But I’ve looked at all the other entries and picked out two or three reasons why each of them could, and probably would, win over me.

But as I mentioned above, like attracts like. And what I
mean by that is, I’m sending negative energy out so why wouldn’t negative
energy come back to bite me in the bum. I have to stop.

I took part in a competition to design a moodboard for an interiors
catalogue to win some vouchers a few months back. I did it and believed I could win. It wasn’t a
case of being big headed, it was a case of putting together a pretty good idea and having the belief my
idea could win. And I did. Little pat on the back for myself there. What I did is put positive thoughts out into the universe and they came

I haven’t read The Secret but I fully intend to do so – if you don’t know what I mean, it’s a book which explains pretty much all about the law of attraction, asking the universe for something and believing it will happen…so much so, it usually does. My friend read this book and asked the universe if she could get married and she did. She got engaged in New York this weekend. See.

You can create anything you want, but to do that you must follow the principles of the law. Eliminate all doubt and replace it with the full expectation that you will receive what you are asking for. If you are not receiving what you are asking for, it is not the law has failed. It means that your doubt is greater than your faith.

I know it’s really easy when times get difficult to have a negative outlook. I used to be really negative about all of things. I’d get stressed very easily, I would be bad tempered and then something huge happened in my life where it kind of put all those little everyday niggles into perspective. My dad got cancer and it was the most difficult time in my life. So everything else, whether it be rude people, not having enough money, a boy not treating me how I should be treated, just kind of melted away. None of really matter in the grand scheme of things. I couldn’t let any negativity enter my life because all our family needed was positive thoughts. He’s back to full health now and I’ve tried to carry some of that positive outlook with me.

One of the things I like to do each morning on the train to work is look on
Pinterest and Instagram for positive affirmations and sayings which resonate with me.
Some people hate that sort of stuff, but I love it. That’s how I make a living with
my Etsy shop god damn it, I have to love it.

So now I’m putting all this into practice and asking the universe for this: To be successful in whatever I do. Oh, and to meet the love of my life. Positive thoughts, positive thoughts people. If you want good things start believing they will…what’s
the worst that could happen?

About the author
Victoria is the editor and founder of award-winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. When she's not scouring Pinterest for the latest in home decor inspiration, she's out shopping trying to recreate the looks herself.

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