With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, everyone would like a little more luck of the Irish. We all would love to reap more good fortune. The good news is that you can actually change your luck.

This may sound a bit too good to be true, but it is important to be aware of the fact that luck is really just a combination of things. To sum it up in a very simple way: ‘the mind that perceives receives’. In other words, the mind that is aware of and takes advantage of opportunities is the mind that receives the most luck. Studies have shown that people with more ‘luck’ perceive the world differently.

One of the key takeaways from these studies was that people that have more stress and anxiety tend to miss out on perceiving opportunities. When the mind is wrapped up in itself, whether it’s due to anxiety, depression, or frustration, it neglects to look at things in a way that could work to your fortune. Only when you are fully present and immersed in the activities going on in the here and now can you perceive inherent opportunities.

They say that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Well, if you’re not present to observe the opportunities around you, then you’re not going to take advantage of them no matter how prepared you are. Of course, on the converse, if you’re not prepared, then you’re not going to be able to reap the benefits of these opportunities. So the moral of this post is that you can have some luck of the Irish any time you want to. You can increase your luck, in fact, simply by working on your mind. This starts with reducing stress and negative emotions and being more present in your everyday life.

Granted, lowering your stress levels is easier said than done in today’s high-pressure world. A great tool to help you calm your mind and allow you to be more present is Gabatrol. This all natural stress and anxiety relief supplement alleviates negative emotions by elevating the #1 calming neurotransmitter in the brain: GABA. It can give you the shift in perspective that you need in order to take full advantage of the opportunities that come along in life. Opportunities that you may have otherwise ignored.

Don’t let your luck slip through your fingers! Seize the day with a new outlook on life and you will inevitably create your own luck.

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Brian Cunningham is the CEO of PureLife LLC, and has also worked as a personal trainer for Equinox.

Host of Quantum Physiques Radio and Featured Writer in Positive Impact Magazine.