‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ is the new viral trend taking over TikTok just in time to make 2023 your best year yet.
Creator Laura Galebe introduced the clock app to ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ in mid-December, however, the trend started picking up steam this week when two college girls posted a video about their “experiment” trying to emulate it.
In this video, by creator @skzzolno AKA Sammy, the girls said that they started saying the phrases “I’m so lucky” and “I don’t know why, but everything always works out for me” all of the time. Both Sammy and her friend would say these phrases constantly and focus on truly believing them.
They claimed that as soon as they started believing these things, they were both rewarded with luck.
Sammy explained in a video reply to a comment that the ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ is actually a form of the law of assumption. She said the law of assumption is, “taking on the identity of the person you want to become and acting as that person”. In other words, the law of assumption maintains that anything we assume to be true will eventually manifest.
Both ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ and the law of assumption are rooted in the more widely accepted law of attraction, which is a “philosophy suggesting that positive thoughts bring positive results into a person’s life”.
The concept of ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ has since gone viral with many other TikTok users documenting their experience manifesting luck into their lives by using these phrases.
User @meganguilbeax said that after she saw Sammy’s video, she started her morning by telling herself “[she is] so lucky and everything works out for [her].” That day, she was met with plenty of luck that day: a video of hers reached “a million views” and someone paid for her nails when she went to the salon.
Creator Kaitlin Vilatoro, who offers courses on “how to live a lucky girl lifestyle and start a business,” says that the ‘syndrome’ is also great for preventing burnout and recovery from hustle culture.
In a caption of a video she posted about the topic, she said, “Being a ‘lucky girl’ means you follow your instincts rather than burning yourself out trying to perfectly adhere to someone else’s rules or ‘should’s’ because you know you’re good enough to have what you want.”
This new trend comes as self-development and ‘new year energy’ videos flood the platform. Many ‘how-to’ videos on vision boards, journaling tips, and how to have the best 2023 have started popping up everywhere, preparing users for the year ahead.
Whatever your method of prepping for the new year ahead, ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ is certainly a positive TikTok trend (finally!) that can help change your mindset and, apparently, change your life.