New Tiktok phenomenon coined ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’, has exploded in recent weeks with people all over the world keen to explore if they can really change their lives simply by changing the way they speak to themselves.
The idea is that you say a couple of phrases and then sit back and watch as everything miraculously gets better for you. But is that really the case?
If you’ve heard about Lucky Girl Syndrome and are looking for answers on what it is, how it works and if it really works then keep reading. We have all the answers right here!
What is Lucky Girl Syndrome?
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
Lucky Girl Syndrome is a theory, which states that you can get anything you want out of life by repeating phrases, such as “Everything is always working out for me”.
The idea behind it is that it is possible to operate from a place of abundance by communicating with the Universe.
Lucky Girl Syndrome isn’t new, in fact it has been used for centuries by people from all walks of life. The term, however, is new and the word ‘luck’ doesn’t really justify what it means.
Based on the Law of Assumption, Lucky Girl Syndrome is quite simply manifesting; using affirmations to attract into your life that which you want to receive.
It has nothing to do with luck.
The way it works is by believing that what you want to attract, already exists for you. What you believe to be true will eventually make its way into your life.
Does Lucky Girl Syndrome really work?
The way ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ has been positioned, especially across Tiktok, is somewhat surface-level superior; young ladies claiming that their lives are now perfect after repeating a couple of phrases.
Do we believe it works? Absolutely. Through the use of the Law of Assumption and affirmations it is possible to experience all kinds of positive changes but it’s important to understand how it works to avoid disappointment.
First of all, let’s start with what Lucky Girl Syndrome isn’t. Here are some common misconceptions:
- It’s a quick-fix to change your life overnight
- Saying a couple of phrases here and there will do the trick
- You don’t need to take action
- If you haven’t seen immediate change, you’re not doing it right
Now let’s delve into how it really works.
An affirmation is a statement we make through the thoughts we think and the words we use; they tend to consist of ideas that we have come to believe; a lot of the time about our self.
We all say affirmations every day, whether we’re aware of it or not, but we don’t always use them in the best way. Many of us go about our daily lives completely oblivious to the fact that our minds are filled with negativity.
Statements like, “I am useless” or “nothing ever works out for me”, don’t only make us feel bad whilst we are saying them; they begin to take shape in our lives, further affirming the idea and creating more negative experiences.
When a word or phrase is said with certainty, and over a long period of time, it eventually becomes part of our belief system, whether the idea is true or not. Once an idea becomes a belief, it is given further authority and our lives begin to reflect it.
Positive affirmations allow us to change negative beliefs by retraining our thinking and speaking, and introducing positive statements to our self-talk.
All affirmations, whether positive or negative, carry the exact same methodology – they start with one small idea that we begin to pay attention to, until it becomes so ingrained in our self-dialogue that we start to believe it and then it begins to show up in our lives.
It’s important to note at this point that in order to see success with Lucky Girl Syndrome/affirmations, it needs to be incorporated as a way of life. It’s not a quick-fix, it won’t work overnight and it won’t be effective unless it is taken seriously and used with repetition.
How can I use Lucky Girl Syndrome?
If you’re completely new to all of this, start small. Once you see some small positive changes, i.e green lights and parking spaces, you’ll be motivated to use it more.
Choose an affirmation that resonates with a change you’d like to make, there are some suggestions below.
Try saying the same affirmation every day for at least 30 days. Don’t just say it here and there, it’s unlikely to work. Say it 200-300 times a day. That might sound like a lot but when your mind is fixated on something negative, how many times do you believe you think about it in one day?
There are several things to bear in mind when using affirmations:
- they must be said in the first person and present tense as though you already have it. Use words, such as ‘I am’ or ‘I have’
- Say your affirmations repeatedly, 200-300 times a day
- It’s important to not only say the words but feel the emotion of those words
- Make them specific to your personal goals
Here are some affirmations that you might like to try out:
“Everything is always working out for me”
“Out of this situation, only good can come”
“Life is good to me”
“Goodness flows to me in abundance”
“The Universe has my back”
Which affirmation resonates the most? Choose one and start using it repetitively.
How long does it take to work?
One of the keys to using affirmations effectively is becoming aware of how you think; and noticing when your mind is thinking unhelpful thoughts as this gives you the opportunity to step in and choose another thought.
It takes time to change your way of thinking and to get used to watching your thoughts.
Patience is key here.
If you’re expecting Lucky Girl Syndrome results to be instant, you’re going to get bored very quickly.
No one can say how quickly things will change for you, that’s in the Universe’s hands so have faith and let go of the need to control the outcome.
Instead, look at it as a new way of life. It’s really just thinking and talking in a way that enhances your life, it’s a way to love yourself abundantly.