what is lucky girl syndrome

What is the lucky girl syndrome?

Recently made popular again by TikTok the ‘lucky girl syndrome’ is essentially the idea that if you consider yourself to be lucky and repeat this to yourself, more luck and opportunities will come your way.

If you have been scrolling TikTok you might have seen two college students sitting in their car discussing this and how it has changed their outlook and their luck. After repeating ‘I’m so lucky, things always work out for me’ the found that situations fell into place and they got their desired outcome more often than not.

The lucky girl syndrome is very much a ‘fake it till you make it’ approach to expecting the best and looking for positives in your every day life. Essentially it can be linked to the huge movement towards manifestation, whether this is something you lean into or actively lean out of, it can’t be denied that in recent years manifestation has drawn in crowds of people looking to better their situation or attract what they want in life.

Common ‘lucky girl’ phrases 

  • I am just lucky
  • Good things always happen to me
  • Things just work out for me
  • I can’t believe how lucky I am

There is a lot of chat and speculation around how powerful manifestation is and also how healthy this is. I don’t consider myself experienced enough or knowledgeable enough to comment on this too much. It’s true, there is certain power (even if this is simply building mental positivity) to altering your perception and state of mind around events to look on the bright side or hope and strive for the best. The complications can come from when things don’t go your way or when something bad or unforeseen happens. In this instance there could be some level of self blame that this has occurred because of a lack of ‘believing’ or ‘manifesting’ well enough. We have seen some high flying (or high charging) speakers who talk a big game on manifestation or altering mindset for success and their damaging comments around people welcoming back situations because of a lack of ‘belief’ or personal strength.

So is the lucky girl syndrome a bad thing?

Well in essence no, lifting yourself up and encouraging positive self talk is a great way to motivate yourself and find positives in every day life. With anything like this the lucky girl syndrome is a bit of a fad and probably shouldn’t be taken too seriously. I’m sure you will find plenty of reading on this with a range of options for and against such practices.

In terms of social media at least it can be inspiring to hear about peoples good fortune and their positive self talk which has helped change their outlook.

What are your thoughts on the ‘lucky girl syndrome’? Id love to hear from you and if you agree/disagree or if this is something you have tried for yourself!

Beth Hellowell
Founder of Women in Agencies and co-founder of Signify Digital. Mother, social media scroller and frequent pasta eater.