Abundance Mindset Exercises

How to Achieve Abundance from Scarcity: A Simple Guide for Building a More Positive Mindset through 5 Abundance Mindset Exercises

Hey there! Before we jump into the abundance mindset exercises, I need you to be vulnerable for a minute…read the questions below….

  • Do you ever get frustrated by how challenging life can be?
  • Are you tired of feeling like there’s never enough time, money, or energy to accomplish everything you want?
  • Do you feel like the world is constantly conspiring against you?

Did you answer yes to any of them?

If so, then chances are your mindset towards abundance is skewed which can have you kind of stuck in a negativity rut wrapped in a scarcity mentality. But you are here, which means you are looking for a way to change that! I applaud you for doing that.

Life can be tough…there are times when it feels as if scarcity is all around us…especially with the never ending bad news stories, but this does not have to be the case. In fact, with a more positive outlook on life, anyone can achieve an abundance of prosperity in their personal and professional lives. And this is what I want for you. Yes I am rooting for you! You are the reason I put together this post.

Please read on for 5 simple abundance mindset exercises you can begin implementing immediately to build a more positive view of the world and begin living abundantly. No more limiting beliefs for you!

Exercise #1:
Change the way you think about abundance and scarcity

I want to take you from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality.

So let’s get one thing straight off the bat:

Scarcity is a myth. Abundance, however, is a very real possibility.

The truth is that there is no law stating that you must be a victim of scarcity. Rather, there are just a few common misconceptions about scarcity that can be easily corrected by changing your mindset towards abundance. Abundance is not a law that exists outside of your own personal perception. Rather, an abundance mentality is something you can create inside of your mind simply by changing the way you think.

Living an abundant life can mean different things to different people so it is important to define what that means for you.

Exercise #2:
Practice Gratitude (probably my fave abundance mindset exercise)

One of the best ways to change your mindset towards abundance is to practice gratitude. Much like abundance is just a mental construct, gratitude is a mental state that can be cultivated by anyone. Gratitude is the appreciation of what one already has instead of what one wishes one had. When we practice gratitude, we focus on the good things we already have in our lives, instead of focusing on what’s missing. Grateful people are happier and less likely to be affected by stress and negative emotions like envy, greed, and resentment that can lead to a scarcity mindset.

When was the last time you practiced gratitude? I mean taking a moment to truly focus on it.

The best way to cultivate a state of gratitude is to focus on what you’re grateful for in the present moment.

Do it right now. Stop and take a breath and think of at least 1 thing you appreciate in your life right now.

For example, if you’re at work, be grateful that you have a job that pays the bills even if your boss is a “f” word.

P.S. we talk a lot of “f” words during my live “What the F” segment every Friday in my facebook community. Come check it out!

Another gratitude example: If your significant other is driving you to the airport, be grateful that you have someone who loves and supports you. If you’re out with friends, be grateful that you have people in your life who care about you.

The more grateful you are for what you have in your life right now, the less you’ll focus on what you don’t have. In turn, this will help shift your mindset towards abundance which will help create abundance in your life.

I recommend practicing gratitude at least once per day. Make it your ritual.

Exercise #3:
Commit to what’s most important to you

As you begin shifting your mindset towards abundance, you’ll also want to commit to what’s most important to you.

This means that you’ll have to start letting go of the things that are not serving you. What does that look like? You’ll have to start making sacrifices in your life that you know are unnecessary just to make room for what’s most important to you. Do you have a toxic person in your life? Do they bring you down? Maybe it is time for a conversation…

And you’ll want to start letting go of any resentment or envy you may be feeling towards others who have more than you. Stop worrying about what others have that you don’t. Instead let’s focus on creating a mindset that attracts more abundance in your life.

Surrounding yourself with what’s important to you will help you cultivate a mindset that is rich with abundance and prosperity.

Exercise #4:
Take care of yourself


One of the easiest ways to cultivate a mindset towards abundance is to take care of yourself. Unfortunately, many people don’t pay attention to their own needs until it’s almost too late. And this can often lead to a scarcity mindset. But if you want to cultivate a prosperity mindset, then you need to make sure that you’re taking the time to care for your mental, emotional, and physical health.

  • You need to get enough sleep, eat well, and exercise regularly.
  • You need to make sure you’re not overworking yourself and that you’re spending time on hobbies that help you relax.
  • And you need to pay attention to your mental health. You need to make sure that you’re not letting anxiety or depression take hold in your life.

By taking care of yourself, you are ensuring that you have the tools you need to achieve your goals and live the life you want.

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Exercise #5:
Learn from your mistakes

No one is perfect, and this includes you. You will make mistakes along the way. In fact, you will probably make more mistakes than you’d like to admit. But these don’t have to be bad things. Mistakes are simply opportunities to learn and are an important part of personal growth and having a growth mindset.

Highly effective people use these life experiences (yes making mistakes is a life experience) as ways to learn new skills. When was the last time you treated a mistake as an opportunity to learn?

Can’t think of one? Mistakes tend to upset you? Let’s flip that script and treat mistakes more human because we are all human, including you.

So while you can’t turn back time, you can:

  • use those mistakes to inform your future decisions.
  • use them to help you cultivate a mindset towards abundance.
  • use them to show yourself that you are fully capable of overcoming challenges.

That way, you’ll be less likely to feel overwhelmed and more likely to feel empowered to take on whatever challenges life throws your way. Don’t fear making mistakes. Embrace them when they happen and learn from them.

Conclusion: Abundant Mindset Exercises

The truth is that there is no law stating that you must be a victim of scarcity. Rather, there are just a few common misconceptions about scarcity that can be easily corrected by changing your mindset towards abundance. Abundance is not a law that exists outside of your own personal perception. Rather, it is something you can create inside of your mind simply by changing the way you think.

When you do this, you’ll be amazed at how much more successful you are at achieving everything you set your mind to!

I’m here to help. Come visit me at https://shelleyolsen.com/coaching/

Also, let me know which of these abundant mindset exercises you are planning to start with.

Here they are again for easy reference!

5 Abundance Mindset Exercises to Build a more Abundant Life

  1. Change the way you think about abundance and scarcity
  2. Practice Gratitude
  3. Commit to what’s most important to you
  4. Take care of yourself
  5. Learn from your mistakes

5 Comments

  1. Really well said and easily explained. I really need to work on taking care of myself more and have been working on changing the wat I think about abundance. Thank you so much!

  2. Great information,I cn truthfully say that many yearss ago now I did this exact thing. always felt I was stuggling to get by, your Father gave me a hundred dollar bill and told me only use it it I really had to and I would never be broke again. That bill is still with me today and and will always be. I cleared up all my debts from that day forward and over the last 10 years I have never felt better about my decision to practice this. Love ya

  3. Excellent read, Shelley — thank you for sharing! I try to focus on positivity in my day, but I definitely can do better at Gratitude, so I thank you for this reminder.
    And I’m a firm believer in admitting when I’ve made a mistake, and apologizing if necessary. Mistakes are necessary — they help us learn. I can it my “human factor.” 😉

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