Sticky Note Magic

January 19, 2018 | 17 Comments »

What do I want?It’s the question that transforms your day (and thus your life) when you answer it regularly.

Read more to learn how this sticky note magic can work for you …

We know how easy it is for our attention to be drawn in ways that don’t serve us …

Often we’re focused on current reality (in which case we just manifest more of the same) or gremlins hijack it to dwell on what we don’t want (thus the beginning of a downward spiral until we course correct).

That’s one reason why it’s important to develop the discipline of harnessing attention toward what we want.

It sounds simple, but anyone who’s been in this game knows it can be tricky to pull off.

That’s one reason I’m such a fan of using a one-question sticky note that prompts me every morning to focus in a way that serves me.

As I wash hands first thing in the morning and see this note on the mirror, it points my attention toward what I want, rather than letting my thoughts run rampant without any guidance.

Pre-sticky note my thought pattern went something like this:

Man, why is it so dark outside? Shouldn’t it be getting light by now? No wonder January depression is a thing. Do I have to shower today? What do I have today? Mm, I gotta prep for that call. I should have gone to the store yesterday. There’s no bread. I gotta make this day work for me. Does Molly have to go out? I better make her go out.

Post-sticky note internal monologue goes more like this:

“What do I want?” Hmm, what do I want? Well, I want to enjoy this day. I want to make the most of it. I want breakfast! I want to show up for my people in a way that inspires us! I want to feel fabulous about myself and what I’m doing! I want to love this body. I want to be a match for good things, letting Universe deliver the goods. I want love on this cat who’s asking for some TLC right now. Is it time for breakfast, kitty? Let’s go do it!

I don’t know if you can feel the difference, but I sure can!

Maybe you’ve already got a habit that helps draw your thoughts into alignment with what you want. (We’d love to hear it!)

For those who aren’t practicing something that makes it easier to think the good thoughts, give this sticky note method a try and let me know how it works.

(Hear it on the podcast.)

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17 Responses to “ Sticky Note Magic ”

  1. Danielle Young says:

    I have a reminder that pops up on my cell/computer that says “breath and intend more joy”. It keeps my ship heading where I want it to go.

  2. Zayn says:

    What I do to draw my thoughts into alignment is waking up early to meditate and say some affirmations .

    http://www.mylifeingreens.com

  3. Love the simplicity yet BOOM factor of this! Going to make a note now!

  4. Alexandria says:

    LOVE this and going to start using TODAY!!!

    • Jeannette says:

      Alexandria, my prediction is that you like it so much you find yourself answering the question spontaneously throughout the day even without the prompting from a note!

      At least, that’s what I’m noticing! πŸ™‚

  5. JG says:

    GOOOD!!!…
    πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

    • Jeannette says:

      Ha ha! You know what I said when I saw my note right before I came into the office to check emails, JG? Along with “I want to have a fun day; I want to have a delicious breakfast; I want to read a great book” – I ended with, “I want to read some great comments on the blog” – and here you are with everyone else making me smile from ear to ear.

      THANK YOU! πŸ™‚

  6. Juli says:

    I’ll try it right away:πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Thanks! ❀

  7. Joanne says:

    Love this! A simple yet powerful shift ❀

  8. Cheryl says:

    I’m a huge sticky note fan, so this is wonderful!! One of my ways to keep my mind out of the “gutter” (so to speak πŸ™‚ is to make collages that remind me of what I want and how I want to feel. Then I hang them all around the places I hang out most.

  9. Hi Jeannette. At the rate at which you are going, there is a danger of you becoming the best LOA teacher/coach in the world – πŸ˜‚.

    Love this post. Loved even more, the Biggest Loser story in the email introducing this post. The way you wrote up the latter inspired me greatly as both an LOA enthusiast and a budding writer.

    P.S.
    To start my days, I use this affirmation: I FEEL GOOD. And since I started using it, I have become more aware of things to do daily that make me feel good.

  10. Diana says:

    I love this idea. I’m going to do it. Just this morning I woke up with an idea to start a new daily morning practice because my old practice was starting to feel…well…old. So I woke up with this question to start my day, “How will I be blessed today?” Then later on in the afternoon I went to go check my mailbox and WOW! There was an unexpected check in the mail. Perfect timing too because I have a couple bills due tomorrow. So that’s what I’m putting on my sticky note, “How will I be blessed today?” I love simple practices like this.

  11. CC says:

    I do a daily log which is a journal dedicated to answering only one question:
    [What’s the best thing that happened today?” πŸŽ€]
    Benefit is that I now, on Jan 30th, have a bank of POSITIVE aspects to reflect upon and be GRATEFUL for as I move in to February in a few days.😊

  12. CC says:

    Oh… just looked this up and wanted to share it too.
    It’s by Anisa Aven at ManifestingProsperity.com

    It’s not quite as simple as the Postit Note, but it’s effective and was my go to process for a long while:
    =========================

    Here are the three steps to Immediately Detach and clean up your vibration:

    1) Identify: Become aware that you feel negative. “What am I feeling?”

    2) Detach: “I let this go! I trust in the Divine” etc.

    3) Shift: “Now, what I want to feel is_________.
    Now, what I intend is_________.
    Now, what I’m grateful for is______.

    This stepΒ­ladder system, (want, intend, gratitude or What I want is…. What I intend to have is… and What I am grateful for is…) is an incredibly effective way to raise your vibrational frequency to one of power and passion. Use it often to reΒ­focus your thoughts on what you want to attract.”

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