What is a manifestation journal?
Are you into manifestation or are you toying with the idea of manifesting and attracting the things you want into your life? Manifesting your goals or desires with the law of attraction is not a new phenomenon. It involves making things happen in your life by focusing and believing in your inner thoughts. One very important action you can take is to create a manifestation journal.
This is a dedicated book or journal that you can use to write down all those amazing ideas about the goals you want to achieve in your life or simply write about your life the way you have always envisioned it to be. Think of it as your life’s vision board used to align your actions with your desires.
Writing down your thoughts can be so therapeutic and rewarding because you attract positive vibes and attention to your goals, making them feel more accessible and helping you discover new insights into how to manifest goals in your life.
It’s also important to have a record of your manifestation journey to keep track of any changes in your goals or views and their growth.
Interested? This post will take you through the different steps in coming up with a manifestation journal, how to use it and hopefully help you stay the journaling course.
How to start a manifestation journal?
There is no wrong or right way to write your manifestation journal. Before you start, don’t think of it as a complex tool but a simple systematic way to write down your goals.
You could start from a completely blank page or use already curated templates for journaling. Templates could come in handy especially if you are having a writing block and don’t know where to start from.
It could actually be very hard coming up with words to describe your innermost desires. If you are feeling completely blank, then these manifestation journal prompts can help to jumpstart your journaling journey.
Once you have decided that you want to embark on writing your manifestation journal, you have to keep in mind these tips before you start;
Tips on how to start a manifestation journal
Before you start your manifestation journal, incorporate these tips into your writing to make it a success.
i.Use present tense
As you write down your goals, it is important to always use the present tense, showing that it has already happened. Talk about whatever it is you want to happen as if you are living it at that moment. Use words such as, “I am…” or “I feel…”
This helps you to actually see yourself as already having achieved that which you are manifesting.
Try to write down all the details of the future you want for yourself. By being descriptive, you help to bring your vision to life. Visualizing your desires will fuel your intentions more and help you tune your actions in accordance with the desires.
Expressing gratitude for things you already have whether big or small will work to create a positive mindset. For example, you can write. “Thank you for attracting opportunities towards me to manifest my goals. Since I reached my goal of getting my business up from the ground, my life has improved. I now have more money, time in my hands and my confidence is flourishing! I’m proud of the work I have done. Thank you!’
The act of gratitude helps to shift your mind and thoughts into a positive state, allowing you to attract possibilities into your life.
iv.Know what you want to attract
Always focus on what you want to attract. Remember you are visualizing to attract, therefore need to constantly think of what you want and not what you do not want. A good example would be, if you keep telling yourself I am not good enough to have a partner, then this will become your reality. Instead, focus on you getting a good partner because you are more than enough.
Be very clear and intentional on your vision.
When you are journaling, make some time to feel the emotions you would feel when your goals come to life. By combining feelings to your visions, you are one step closer to achieving your goals and dreams. The more you can feel into the practice, the better. This means you are tapping into the energy of alignment.
Imagine yourself living in that big house. Imagine yourself with that happy family or dog if you are into pets. Feel the energy of success and let it motivate you to act towards your goals.
vi.Believe in yourself
Manifestation won’t work unless you believe in whatever it is you are writing about. When writing down exactly what you want to achieve, lean into the process to help make it feel all the more real.
In fact, this is the whole basis that manifestation is built on. That you are so powerful to make things happen in your life if only you believe in the power of your inner thoughts.
vii.Keep a record of your journal entries
Keeping your entries together for future reference is a great way to keep on setting and resetting your intentions. Whether you decide to write on the daily, weekly, or monthly, it is important to have a set schedule when you sit down and write.
This is not only transformative, but it also gives you a clear record to see how you’ve grown, what you’ve achieved and what you still need to work on.
viii.Write down the challenges you encounter
Yes, it’s good to write about what you want to attract, but your journal should not just be all about the rosy part of your manifestation journey. It might look like it’s counterproductive writing about negative things in your journal that may attract negative energy.
However, during the manifestation journey, you might encounter some challenges hindering you from reaping the full benefits of manifestation. You need to write them down because they will help you to look at new opportunities or possibilities on how to move forward.
Benefits of using a manifestation journal
Why are we even insisting on having a manifestation journal? Because it is a proven technique that has been used world over by those who have succeeded in manifestation.
Here is why you need to embrace the practice;
- Writing down your goals or desires allows you to use your imaginative juices, helping you to bring clarity to your visions and goals. Only through writing will you be able to know exactly what you have always wanted in detail.
- Journaling will fill you up with positive energy. It’s a given that everyone feels euphoric once they think about the life they have always wanted. With a manifestation journal, positive juices are sure to overflow.
- Having a manifestation Journal will help to keep a record of your innermost thoughts and desires during the manifestation process. This will help you understand how much you have progressed since the beginning.
- As you write your manifestation journal, it will enlighten you on how the manifestation process works hence helping you have confidence in the law of attraction and how it can help your life.
- Journaling brings order and discipline to the otherwise chaotic manifestation process.
How to use a manifestation journal?
There are so many areas in your life where a manifestation journal can be used. Here are some of the things you can include in your manifestation journal.
These are positive statements that you tell yourself repeatedly in order to encourage you see the positive side of life and keep off the negative thoughts.
You could do this every day when you wake up or just as frequent as possible. Make them part of your daily routine if you can. You can use positive affirmations to help improve your love and self-care routine.
For example, if you want to improve your self-esteem and confidence, you can write something like this; “I am confident. I am brave. I am filled with self-belief. I make good decisions every day. I take my time before making decisions, and this is a quality I admire in myself. I can wear what I want and feel beautiful about my body. I may be a little dramatic and this is something I am working on, but I am glad to be able to always express my emotions. I am proud of me”
A manifestation journal can be used to set out your monthly or weekly budget. Money. It might not buy happiness, but it does make it easier to manifest your goals. By manifesting about the money, you can focus on the key financial areas that are a strain to you.
For example, you can write down something like, “I feel happy knowing my finances are in order. It feels awesome to be paying off my loans and soon be debt-free. Since I decided to cut down my spending on impulse buying and take out, I have been able to increase my savings. I am happy to no longer be taking up loans. I am looking forward to treating myself to a nice meal for having kept my finances in check.”
iii.Setting short-term and long-term goals
Whether the vision you have for yourself is in the near future or ten years down the line, you can start working on that now. A manifestation journal can be a great tool in setting your long-term and short-term goals.
You can write something like this, “I am happy to be living the life I have always envisioned for myself. I am lucky to have managed to buy my first car in less than two years of working in the corporate world. I feel lucky to have the ability to choose the best paths for both my career and personal life.”
iv. Daily Intentions
Setting daily intentions is one of the most powerful visualization technique when you are manifesting.
These are crucial in helping you get closer in achieving your goals because they guide and tune your mind and actions throughout the day. They give purpose and intent to your day.
For example, you could write down, “Today, I intent to be kind. I want to do something that will benefit my family. Today, I intend to lead by example at the work place. Today, I intend to walk 5km.”
At the end of the day, revisit the intentions you set earlier on and see how they affected your day. Did you achieve them? Be accountable to your intentions.
Tips to Keep the Journaling Habit
Keeping a manifestation journal can be a rewarding exercise for anybody already manifesting or thinking of manifesting. The problem with visualization is that it is not everyone’s cup of tea. Those who have a fertile mind for imagination will find it easier, while the rest struggle with it.
So, how do you ensure that once you have started working on your manifestation journal, you don’t lose the psyche and abandon it along the way?
- Have a routine and stick to it. Choose a time within the day, if possible every day, when your thoughts are calm and your creative juices are flowing to do the writing.
- Pick a journaling technique that you are most comfortable with. You can decide to use a template or write from scratch if that is how you enjoy doing it.
- Find ways to make it a fun exercise. Let it not feel like a burden. If you enjoy doing something, then you will have the zeal to keep doing it.
Manifestation journal templates to try.
Now that you know how to start a manifestation journal, isn’t it a great time to put that into practice?
Apart from the general format where you freestyle with your writing, you can employ these two templates to help you get started.
The 55*5 manifestation method
This method involves choosing an affirmation and writing down 55 times continuously for 5 days.
The idea behind it is that it helps you keep the positive vibrations everyday throughout the five-day period making the affirmations stick into your subconscious mind. This will also guide your daily actions geared towards achieving that affirmation.
The more frequent you affirm yourself, the easier it is for you to stick to your intentions and maintain the connection with your desires.
When choosing an affirmation to write, make it specific and short enough to remember.
For example, if you are in business and having a challenge onboarding customers, you can manifest a new customer for your business by writing something like, “I am so grateful for my new platinum customer”.
So, in the course of the five days, you will be working towards getting a new customer, feeling positive that it will be fruitful because you are guided by this affirmation.
The 369 Method
With this manifestation method, you choose an affirmation and write it down 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon and 9 times in the evening.
Do this for 21 days in a row and ensure that you maintain the consistency.
For example, if you have had a difficult past that is somehow hindering your progress in life, you can write something like, “I am no longer controlled by my past”.
Morning – “I am no longer controlled by my past” * 3
Afternoon – “I am no longer controlled by my past” * 6
Evening – “I am no longer controlled by my past” * 9
Writing a manifestation journal is the best practice to incorporate into your manifestation process.
Your manifestation journal should include all the things that you would like to attract in your life. Get as many details as you can and write them down so that you can feel the energy and fulfillment when you are thinking of your dream life.
You can check out this manifestation journal shared by a twitter user detailing the affirmations they have written down.
Your journaling success lies in your ability to feel the emotions associated with already achieving that which you desire. Write it down with pride and complete affirmation.
If, for instance, your goal is to manifest a partner, allow yourself to feel life as if you already have one. Feel the joy and the positive vibrations and carry them with you every day. Journaling every day is like fueling your dreams and giving you the motivation and focus to align your actions with your desires.
Writing down and keeping a record of your thoughts and affirmations not only helps you to stay organized but acts as a constant reminder of what you are doing in order to stay true to the course.
When you pick up that journal, you can already feel the energy and positivity of putting down your desires. And once you start, there is no stopping you nor your dreams.
Have you ever wanted something so bad you can’t stop thinking about it? Well, grab a journal and get to writing. And remember to incorporate the above tips and techniques for a successful and smooth manifestation journey.