One of the biggest societal standards nowadays is to have a flat stomach.
While I really hope that you understand that there is no need to force yourself into any societal norms, I also think that there is nothing wrong with wanting to be healthier and more confident.
Now: you might be wondering if you can use manifestation to get a flat stomach, and the simple answer is: Yes!
In fact, it is one of the easiest and most long-lasting ways you can attract the body you want.
You see, manifestation is all about changing your mindset, so once you have done that, you won’t have to worry about bouncing back and returning to your starting point again – it’s a permanent change.
Does that sound almost too good to be true? I’ll be real with you, there will still be some work involved on your part, a mindset doesn’t change on its own, but with my 10 tips, you will have a flat stomach in no time:
1) Identify why you want it
The number one thing you need to do when you want to manifest a flat stomach is figure out why you want it.
Some of the most common reasons include:
- Wanting your body to look better
- Wanting to feel more beautiful in clothes
- Wishing to attract a partner
Now, while all of these are completely valid reasons for wanting a flat stomach, they all have one thing in common: they are superficial.
And that is the biggest reason why they won’t work.
You see, if you don’t have a deeper reason that roots itself in your values and principles, you will never be able to truly manifest your desired outcome.
Because deep at our core, we often know that societal standards are bullsh*t, so of course, external reasons will not stick in the long run.
In order to manifest a flat stomach, you will need to dig deeper and find a more meaningful reason why you want to manifest it.
Some examples are:
- I want to feel healthier
- I want to be able to live longer
- I want to be more confident
- I want to stop feeling bloated all the time
- I want to have a healthy relationship with food
- I want to be happier
Notice how these are all internal reasons and not superficial ones.
The difference is that internal reasons go straight to the core of who you are, and what you stand for.
And that’s how you will be able to truly access your manifestation powers!
2) Write down what your dream self would do day-to-day
After you have figured out your “why”, it’s time to come up with a game plan.
Now: Instead of going on some crazy restrictive diet and trying to work out 2 hours a day, I want you to take a different approach.
You know that this would not be sustainable, and I’m sure when you picture yourself with a flat stomach, that’s not what you’re picturing your life to look like, right?
So, take some time and reflect on your dream self, the one who is healthy, has a good relationship with food and their body, and has a flat stomach.
What would they do every day? What are some habits that are important to them? What are some things they do on a daily basis to stay healthy and feel good about themselves?
Now, write these things down.
And if you can’t think of anything, just start with the basics. What would they eat every day? How much water would they drink? When would they exercise if at all?
You get the point.
Once you’ve written down your ideal day, try to come up with a schedule for yourself that is realistic and sustainable.
For example: If your dream self eats breakfast every morning at 8 am, try to make it a habit for yourself to eat breakfast every morning as well.
And if one of their habits is going for a walk after lunch, go for a walk after lunch too!
Now: the key here is to focus on what kind of relationship your dream self will have with their body and food.
This is really the key to manifesting a flat stomach, as it will allow you to do it effortlessly.
Would they use food as a coping mechanism for their emotions, or would they have other, healthier coping mechanisms?
Can they truly enjoy food without fear of gaining weight? How do they savor their food in order to get to that point?
3) Write down how you will feel once you have manifested it
While you’re writing down your ideal self’s habits, you can also write down something else: how you will feel once you’ve manifested this life.
How will you feel when you are able to walk into a room and not be ashamed of your body?
How will it feel to be able to eat whatever you want without fear of gaining weight, or worse, being judged for it?
This also relates to the first tip I gave you today, having a good reason why you’re doing this.
Manifestation is based on emotions, so writing down a list of emotions you will experience once you have reached your goal is really important.
This could be something like:
You see, there are tons of emotions you could associate with your goal.
And the more emotions you can think of, the better!
4) Use your notes to visualize your ideal self
Alright, now that we have our notes, it’s time to get into the next phase of manifestation: using your notes to visualize your ideal self.
You can do this during meditation, but you can also do this whenever you think about it during the day (the more often, the better).
Close your eyes and truly picture yourself having reached your goal of having a flat stomach.
Visualize every detail of that scenario and then let yourself feel the emotions we have just written down.
This is a really powerful way to manifest your goal, as you’re using all of your senses (which is what manifestation is based on).
The more you allow yourself to feel happy and excited as if it was already a reality, the quicker you will manifest this into your life!
5) Understand why you struggle with this issue
Now that you have your regular visualization practice going, it’s time to look at some other things.
First, you should investigate why you struggle with this issue in the first place.
Is it because you use food as a coping mechanism for stress?
Or maybe it is because you have learned to only see your body in a negative light?
Whatever the reason, you need to understand it.
If you don’t, you will just keep going in circles and never get to the root of your issue.
Sure, manifestation is extremely powerful, but in order for it to work, you need to figure out what is standing in your way of achieving your goal.
That actually brings me to my next point already:
6) Get rid of your limiting beliefs
Limiting beliefs are beliefs you have about yourself that are holding you back.
For example, if you truly believe that you are not capable of losing weight, no manifestation technique in the world will help you reach your goal.
So, if you have limiting beliefs about yourself, it’s time to get rid of them!
The good news is that all limiting beliefs are inherently wrong.
However, sometimes, we aren’t even aware of the negative limiting beliefs we keep telling ourselves day in and day out.
Read through these following statements and really feel into yourself – do any of them ring true for you?
- I am not good enough.
- Losing weight is impossible.
- I have no control around food.
- My body is not desirable.
- I am unloveable.
- I have no discipline.
These are all examples of limiting beliefs, and once you have figured out which ones apply to you, you get the chance to actively work on them.
In order to work on limiting beliefs, you need to become more aware of your thoughts.
Every time you have a negative thought about yourself, interrupt it and replace it with a positive one.
If you are still having trouble breaking through these limiting beliefs, consider talking to a therapist about them.
A therapist will help you see where these limiting beliefs come from and figure out how to change them.
However, for a quick at-home tip to deal with this, you can try positive affirmations.
Whenever you notice yourself slipping into negative self-talk, keep repeating positive affirmations almost like a mantra.
These could be, for example:
- I have a healthy relationship with food.
- I am loved just the way I am.
- I am worthy of all good things.
7) Practice gratitude and body positivity
Speaking of positivity, gratitude is another really important aspect of manifestation.
You see, we attract the vibes we put out, so you can’t attract something good without actually putting yourself in a good mood.
For example, if you are constantly telling yourself that you hate your body and that you’ll always be fat, then guess what?
You will always hate your body.
But, if you practice body positivity and gratitude, you can get yourself into a good mood and start attracting the body you want.
Gratitude is one of the most powerful manifestation practices out there, as it can shift your mood in an instant.
I know it can be hard to be grateful for your body when you don’t like the way it looks, but try focusing on what it does for you everyday.
- Your legs carry you to all kinds of places
- Your arms hug the people you love
- Your tummy allows you to digest your food and stay healthy
- Your hands can pet your dog
It’s easy to focus on the things your body doesn’t do well, but instead, try to appreciate it for what it does for you.
One sentence that really strikes a chord for me ever time is: “You can’t hate yourself into a body you love”.
I get goosebumps just writing this because it is so true!
8) Be patient with yourself
Now that we’ve talked about gratitude, there is one more thing about manifestation you shouldn’t forget: patience.
You see, while these tips can help you to manifest a flat stomach in a short amount of time, you will need to be patient with yourself.
Your body is a very complex machine and it takes time for your thoughts to manifest.
So, don’t get frustrated if you don’t see results immediately.
Instead, be grateful for the process and try not to think about the end result too much.
If you are constantly obsessing over the flat stomach you want, you might start to feel anxious and stressed out.
This can actually slow down your manifestation process!
Have trust in yourself and the universe and know that no matter how long it takes, your results are coming!
9) Don’t restrict yourself too much
Now for just some extra tips: I know how tempting it might be to restrict yourself from carbs, fats, or sugars.
But, if you are constantly depriving yourself of the foods you love, you will only end up feeling frustrated and unhappy.
Instead of restricting yourself, try incorporating more foods into your diet that are good for you.
When you think about your ideal self with a flat stomach, are they terrified of what they can and can’t eat and tiptoe around the foods they love?
I hope not! The truth is, it’s simply unnecessary!
Sure, you can focus on keeping some things in moderation, but in my experience, having a mindful and intuitive approach to eating will make you much more successful in your quest of getting a flat stomach than trying to restrict for a week, only to feel deprived and then binge.
10) Don’t let outer measures (like the scale) bring you down
Last but not least, manifestation is based on trust, and so you will need to trust yourself and the universe.
I would highly recommend that during this journey of becoming your best self, you don’t watch outer measures like the scale too closely.
You see, the number on the scale is very easily influenced by the tiniest things like how much water you drink, how big your bowel movement was, how much muscle mass you have,…
Instead, it would help you and your manifestation process more, if you just focus on how you feel and how you look to yourself in the mirror.
Think about it: if some random variable made the scale go up that day, you would immediately plunge into negative self-talk and thoughts of despair.
That is the opposite of what will help you manifest a flat stomach.
Instead, do your best every day and focus on your feelings!
Final thoughts – you are great the way you are
I know that you want a flat stomach and there is nothing wrong with having a goal, but I hope you know that you are beautiful, loved, attractive, and amazing just the way you are!
You are your own best friend, and you deserve to treat yourself with the love and respect that you deserve.
I truly hope this article will help you in your journey of becoming your best self, but I also hope that if you need help or support along the way, you will reach out.
Remember: it’s not just about getting a flat stomach – it’s about becoming your best self and leading a life of joy and health!
I wish you all the best and remember, your self-worth and self-love are not based on how you look.
Simply changing your body won’t necessarily change the way you feel about yourself, it’s an inner job!