Hobbies Contests Want to Get Lucky? Use These 8 Time-Tested Methods to Boost Your Luck Bring More Luck Into Your Life With These Tips Share PINTEREST Email Print Contests Tips and Tricks Basics Dream Vacations Win Money Win Electronics Home and Garden Lotteries Win Vehicles Jewelry and Clothing Types of Contests Creative Contests Scams Learn More By Sandra Grauschopf Writer University of Maryland Sandra Grauschopf has been working in the contests industry since 2002. She is a passionate sweeper, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of prize wins to her name, and she has been sharing advice about how to be a winner for over a decade. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Sandra Grauschopf Updated August 15, 2020 Why does one person get sick while another stays healthy? Why does one person seem to find wealth and prosperity everywhere, while another never succeeds at anything they try? Many believe the answer is luck. For some people, good luck comes naturally. But if you identify with the old saying, "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all," there's good news: It is possible to turn your luck around. A lucky attitude goes a long way, not only making you feel luckier but actually making you be luckier. Even the luckiest people aren't lucky all the time. You'ill never be able to correctly call every toss of the coin or win every giveaway you enter. However, you can tilt the odds in your favor. How is that possible? Tennessee Williams put it nicely when he said, "Luck is believing you're lucky." Having faith that you are a lucky person actually makes you more likely to notice opportunities and more likely to be in a position to take advantage of them. Here are eight popular methods to have more good luck in your life. Try them to be luckier and see a positive effect in your life 01 of 08 Positive Thinking Attracts Luck Barbara Taeger Photography / Getty Images If you're the type of person who believes that the glass is half full, not half empty, then you're already practicing positive thinking. Studies have shown that being optimistic can relieve stress and help you live longer. But can it help you win sweepstakes, too? Absolutely. One of the most challenging aspects of entering sweepstakes is that nagging feeling that you'll never really win, or if you already have, that you'll never win again. It's hard to enter sweepstakes day after day with no guarantee that you'll receive a prize — and it's nearly impossible to keep up your entries if you have a negative attitude about them. So talk yourself up. Tell yourself you really CAN win. Make it fun, perhaps by making yourself some DIY lucky charms, by joining a Facebook group or a local sweepstakes club, or by firing yourself up with some lucky music. Don't let negativity steal your luck. 02 of 08 Accentuate the Positive with Visualization Visualizing your goals can make you more successful. Image (c) Getty Images / Nick Dolding Visualization is a technique where you picture yourself accomplishing something you want, which helps you work out the steps to make that thing happen. For example, think about winning a prize, actually feel yourself winning your dream prize, and use that visual image to fuel your luck. When you can see yourself being lucky, being strong, being a winner, then you can work backward to see what you need to do to make that image real. You can use this technique to have good luck in many areas of your life, like getting a great job or finding your next romance. 03 of 08 Affirmations Reinforce Lucky Thinking Positive Affirmations Can Boost Your Positivity. Image (c) Getty Images / Jamie Grill If you watched the movie, Evan Almighty, you might have noticed that Evan's character starts every morning by looking in the mirror and saying, "I am successful, I am powerful, I am handsome, I am happy." That's an affirmation. Affirmations are ways of planting the seeds of success in your subconscious, helping you to think positively and to be more prepared for success. As W. Clement Stone said, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." Affirmations are always positive, in the first person, and in the present tense. You can write them out or repeat them to yourself several times each day. Some good affirmations to improve your luck might be, "I am lucky, I am open to success, I am patient, I am a winner." 04 of 08 Feng Shui Lets Luck Flow Feng Shui Can Bring You Peace and Luck. Image (c) Getty Images / GSPictures Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art designed to bring balance, health, and even luck to the people who practice it. Applying the principles of this art can help you be more productive, more positive, and less distracted. For example, one of the principles of feng shui is that clutter has a negative effect on your energy levels. And it's true: A messy, disorganized space makes it difficult to find what you need and to concentrate on your goals. Imagine that your sweepstakes entry area is clean and tidy, everything you need within your reach. You can focus on your sweeps and get more entries in less time. Can't you just feel your luck starting to increase? 05 of 08 Lucky Charms and Rituals Feel Luckier With Lucky Charms. John Turner / Getty Images Many sweepers swear that they have increased their luck by wearing a favorite pair of socks or t-shirt as they enter sweepstakes or by having lucky symbols like four-leafed clovers, ladybugs, or even dolls near their computers while they enter. Others have lucky superstitions like a ritual they perform before they start their daily sweepstakes or a favorite song they like to play. But this is superstitious nonsense, right? Not necessarily. Using lucky charms and rituals makes you feel luckier, happier, and more optimistic. This positive attitude makes it easier to keep entering sweepstakes, and thus brings more luck into your life. It might be a self-fulfilling prophecy, but if it works, why not take advantage of it? 06 of 08 Increase Your Karma, Get Luckier Do good deeds to improve your luck with karma. Image (c) Getty Images / SinArtCreative Karma is a tenet of Hindu philosophy, and it can be simply summarized as, "Wwhat goes around, comes around." In other words, if you do good to others, more good things happen to you and the luckier you'll be. In sweepstakes terms, many sweepers promote good karma by sharing trivia answers and UPC codes, posting links to new sweepstakes, and doing everything they can to help others win. While it might seem to be smarter in the short run to keep the contests and answers that you find to yourself, everyone needs some help and encouragement at some point. Helping each other to win increases the luck of the entire sweepstakes community. 07 of 08 Increasing Luck Through Spirituality Spirituality can help you feel more positive. Image (c) Getty Images / Sasiistock Many people turn to a greater power to help them increase their luck. Some say a prayer before they start to enter sweepstakes, while others feel that asking God for specific prizes is inappropriate but ask instead for the strength and the positive attitude they need not give up and to keep entering sweepstakes. Others ask the Universe to send them luck, prizes, or a positive attitude. For some people, they don't reach out to a higher power, but turn inwards instead, using meditation to help them focus and enter more quickly and persistently. Each of these methods can make people feel, and be, luckier. 08 of 08 Work Harder, Be Luckier Hard work and determination is key to winning. Image (c) Getty Images / Gary Yeowell Thomas Jefferson said, "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." It sounds almost like he could have been a sweeper! The more work you put into entering sweepstakes, the less you need to rely on luck. The amount of luck you need to win when you enter a single sweep is much greater than the amount you need if you enter a few hundred a day. Hard work is the secret to winning sweepstakes. By being patient, persistent, and having a positive attitude, you'll see many more lucky results with your sweepstakes entries.