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5 Ways to Raise Your Vibration and Manifest What You Want

5 Ways to Raise Your Vibration and Manifest What You Want

Everything in the Universe is made up of energy. From our thoughts and feelings to the food we eat, everything vibrates at its own frequency. Joy, happiness, and love all fall on the higher end of the vibrational scale and since most of us want more of those things, we have to raise our vibration to match.

Here are 5 ways to raise your vibration so you can attract more of what you want.

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1. Write Out Your Ideal Day

This is a great starting point because it not only helps you get clear on what you want to manifest, it also allows you to feel the emotions that the experience will bring you. Let’s say you want to attract a new romantic relationship. Imagine you and your ideal partner spending the day together. Now grab your journal and start writing out the details of that day. What are the two of you doing together, what are you wearing, how are you feeling? Visualize the two of you holding hands or going on date and capture as much detail as you can as you write it out. By doing this you’re basically writing the script for your life. While you don’t need to know who the exact person is you’re attracting (it’s best to leave this open to the Universe), you are getting clear on how you want to feel and what you want that experience to be like for you.

2. Create Empowering Affirmations That Support Your Ideal Vision

Now that you know what you want, create affirmations or mantras that you can repeat to yourself that support your desired outcome. This is going to train your mind to seek out opportunities that will bring you the experience you want. Also, what we focus on expands, so the more positive our thoughts are, the easier it will be to attract more positive experiences. Using our example of attracting a new relationship, you might want to use affirmations like “I am worthy to receive love, I am ready for my new partner to appear, or I radiate love and attract love every day”. Write these affirmations out daily in your journal or put them on post-it notes around your house as reminders.

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3. Make a Vision Board

Vision boards (or dream boards) are great because they help us see what’s possible for us. A vision board is a collage of pictures and/or quotes that give you a visual representation of what you want. Having pictures of what you’re manifesting will raise your vibration because when you look at it, you’re putting your mind in the state where it already has those things. To attract a new partner, you can use images of places you’d like travel together, pictures of happy couples, or quotes about love. You can easily create one online by collecting images and putting them together in a collage, or you can print out images or find them in magazines and glue them onto a larger piece of cardboard to keep in your home.

4. Practice Gratitude

Being grateful for what you already have is a sure-fire way to attract more good things into your life. Take a few minutes each day to focus on the people, things and experiences you’re grateful for and write them out in your journal. This might be a list of 10, 50 or even 100 things. The key is to get into the mindset of gratitude because it’s that feeling that will signal to the Universe that you want more of the same. When you’re attracting a new relationship, you can write out what you’ll be grateful for once that person shows up, but make sure to write it in the present tense. For example, “I am so happy and grateful for the delicious dinner my wife and I just had at our favourite restaurant”.

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5. Laugh and Have Fun

This might seem obvious, but being happy is one of the easiest ways to raise your vibration. When we’re laughing, playing and having fun we’re in the present moment and not thinking about what we don’t have. We can even trick ourselves into being happy by smiling and changing our physiology, or by watching silly cat videos online. Being in a place of joy will also make you a magnet for more joy to be attracted to you – people love to be around happy people because it makes them feel better. Going back to our example of attracting a romantic partner, a great thing to do is to simply smile at people and be kind. Say hello to people, wish the guy at the coffee shop a good day, or hold the door open for someone. All of these simple things can spark a conversation that might lead you towards the relationship you’re seeking.

Attracting what you want in life involves aligning your thoughts beliefs and energy with your desired outcome. Applying these 5 tips to help you raise your vibration will help you manifest what you want by training your subconscious mind to seek out opportunities and will signal to the Universe that you’re open to receiving the experiences you want.

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Last Updated on January 15, 2021

7 Ways To Have More Confident Body Language

7 Ways To Have More Confident Body Language

The popular idiomatic saying that “actions speak louder than words” has been around for centuries, but even to this day, most people struggle with at least one area of nonverbal communication. Consequently, many of us aspire to have more confident body language but don’t have the knowledge and tools necessary to change what are largely unconscious behaviors.

Given that others’ perceptions of our competence and confidence are predominantly influenced by what we do with our faces and bodies, it’s important to develop greater self-awareness and consciously practice better posture, stance, eye contact, facial expressions, hand movements, and other aspects of body language.

Posture

First things first: how is your posture? Let’s start with a quick self-assessment of your body.

  • Are your shoulders slumped over or rolled back in an upright posture?
  • When you stand up, do you evenly distribute your weight or lean excessively to one side?
  • Does your natural stance place your feet relatively shoulder-width apart or are your feet and legs close together in a closed-off position?
  • When you sit, does your lower back protrude out in a slumped position or maintain a straight, spine-friendly posture in your seat?

All of these are important considerations to make when evaluating and improving your posture and stance, which will lead to more confident body language over time. If you routinely struggle with maintaining good posture, consider buying a posture trainer/corrector, consulting a chiropractor or physical therapist, stretching daily, and strengthening both your core and back muscles.

Facial Expressions

Are you prone to any of the following in personal or professional settings?

  • Bruxism (tight, clenched jaw or grinding teeth)
  • Frowning and/or furrowing brows
  • Avoiding direct eye contact and/or staring at the ground

If you answered “yes” to any of these, then let’s start by examining various ways in which you can project confident body language through your facial expressions.

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1. Understand How Others Perceive Your Facial Expressions

A December 2020 study by UC Berkeley and Google researchers utilized a deep neural network to analyze facial expressions in six million YouTube clips representing people from over 140 countries. The study found that, despite socio-cultural differences, people around the world tended to use about 70% of the same facial expressions in response to different emotional stimuli and situations.[1]

The study’s researchers also published a fascinating interactive map to demonstrate how their machine learning technology assessed various facial expressions and determined subtle differences in emotional responses.

This study highlights the social importance of facial expressions because whether or not we’re consciously aware of them—by gazing into a mirror or your screen on a video conferencing platform—how we present our faces to others can have tremendous impacts on their perceptions of us, our confidence, and our emotional states. This awareness is the essential first step towards

2. Relax Your Face

New research on bruxism and facial tension found the stresses and anxieties of Covid-19 lockdowns led to considerable increases in orofacial pain, jaw-clenching, and teeth grinding, particularly among women.[2]

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that more than 10 million Americans alone have temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ syndrome), and facial tension can lead to other complications such as insomnia, wrinkles, dry skin, and dark, puffy bags under your eyes.[3])

To avoid these unpleasant outcomes, start practicing progressive muscle relaxation techniques and taking breaks more frequently throughout the day to moderate facial tension.[4] You should also try out some biofeedback techniques to enhance your awareness of involuntary bodily processes like facial tension and achieve more confident body language as a result.[5]

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3. Improve Your Eye Contact

Did you know there’s an entire subfield of kinesic communication research dedicated to eye movements and behaviors called oculesics?[6] It refers to various communication behaviors including direct eye contact, averting one’s gaze, pupil dilation/constriction, and even frequency of blinking. All of these qualities can shape how other people perceive you, which means that eye contact is yet another area of nonverbal body language that we should be more mindful of in social interactions.

The ideal type (direct/indirect) and duration of eye contact depends on a variety of factors, such as cultural setting, differences in power/authority/age between the parties involved, and communication context. Research has shown that differences in the effects of eye contact are particularly prominent when comparing East Asian and Western European/North American cultures.[7]

To improve your eye contact with others, strive to maintain consistent contact for at least 3 to 4 seconds at a time, consciously consider where you’re looking while listening to someone else, and practice eye contact as much as possible (as strange as this may seem in the beginning, it’s the best way to improve).

3. Smile More

There are many benefits to smiling and laughing, and when it comes to working on more confident body language, this is an area that should be fun, low-stakes, and relatively stress-free.

Smiling is associated with the “happiness chemical” dopamine and the mood-stabilizing hormone, serotonin. Many empirical studies have shown that smiling generally leads to positive outcomes for the person smiling, and further research has shown that smiling can influence listeners’ perceptions of our confidence and trustworthiness as well.

4. Hand Gestures

Similar to facial expressions and posture, what you do with your hands while speaking or listening in a conversation can significantly influence others’ perceptions of you in positive or negative ways.

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It’s undoubtedly challenging to consciously account for all of your nonverbal signals while simultaneously trying to stay engaged with the verbal part of the discussion, but putting in the effort to develop more bodily awareness now will make it much easier to unconsciously project more confident body language later on.

5. Enhance Your Handshake

In the article, “An Anthropology of the Handshake,” University of Copenhagen social anthropology professor Bjarke Oxlund assessed the future of handshaking in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic:[8]

“Handshakes not only vary in function and meaning but do so according to social context, situation and scale. . . a public discussion should ensue on the advantages and disadvantages of holding on to the tradition of shaking hands as the conventional gesture of greeting and leave-taking in a variety of circumstances.”

It’s too early to determine some of the ways in which Covid-19 has permanently changed our social norms and professional etiquette standards, but it’s reasonable to assume that handshaking may retain its importance in American society even after this pandemic. To practice more confident body language in the meantime, the video on the science of the perfect handshake below explains what you need to know.

6. Complement Your Verbals With Hand Gestures

As you know by now, confident communication involves so much more than simply smiling more or sounding like you know what you’re talking about. What you do with your hands can be particularly influential in how others perceive you, whether you’re fidgeting with an object, clenching your fists, hiding your hands in your pockets, or calmly gesturing to emphasize important points you’re discussing.

Social psychology researchers have found that “iconic gestures”—hand movements that appear to be meaningfully related to the speaker’s verbal content—can have profound impacts on listeners’ information retention. In other words, people are more likely to engage with you and remember more of what you said when you speak with complementary hand gestures instead of just your voice.[9]

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Further research on hand gestures has shown that even your choice of the left or right hand for gesturing can influence your ability to clearly convey information to listeners, which supports the notion that more confident body language is readily achievable through greater self-awareness and deliberate nonverbal actions.[10]

Final Takeaways

Developing better posture, enhancing your facial expressiveness, and practicing hand gestures can vastly improve your communication with other people. At first, it will be challenging to consciously practice nonverbal behaviors that many of us are accustomed to performing daily without thinking about them.

If you ever feel discouraged, however, remember that there’s no downside to consistently putting in just a little more time and effort to increase your bodily awareness. With the tips and strategies above, you’ll be well on your way to embracing more confident body language and amplifying others’ perceptions of you in no time.

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