We all have dreams, but we don’t always know how to achieve them.
One powerful way to start manifesting what you desire is to start a manifesting journal (otherwise known as a Law of Attraction journal or a guided manifestation journal).
Journaling is a powerful tool to help you get clear on your goals and vision and to create a path for your future success.
If you are wondering how to start a manifesting journal, you will be happy to know that it is quite easy – and, that there are different ways of doing it.
Explore the various tips and tools below in order to create a manifesting journal template that works for you.
What Is a Law of Attraction Journal?
Before you move any further, it can be helpful to understand what a law of attraction journal is.
Manifesting journals harness the power of the Law of Attraction, which is a principle that says positive thoughts bring about positive results and negative thoughts bring about negative results.
A manifesting journal is therefore different from a standard journal in that it focuses on the power of positivity to achieve one’s dreams.
How to Journal for Manifestation
If you are curious about how to journal for manifestation, it is important to remember that there is no single perfect method.
There are many different ways to express in words our intentions, goals, and visions, but what remains the same is the positive energy we bring to the page.
To journal with the intention of manifesting your dreams, you might include any number of different manifesting journal ideas.
From time to time, you are welcome to switch your technique, but it can be helpful to stick to a specific method or template for a sequence of days in order to create consistency.
When it comes to manifestation, consistency in thought and vision is key.
With that said, the following steps are recommended in order to achieve your dreams through journaling:
Get a new journal to dedicate to this process.
Firstly, it is worth mentioning the importance of having a journal dedicated to manifestation. Many people who begin this process will also journal in other ways. This is completely fine, but it is important to have different journals set aside for different purposes.
Consider different manifesting journal ideas and then choose a template.
What will your manifesting journal look like? Consider the different methods available and then choose a template that works for you. Some of the different methods available include gratitude journaling, intention setting, and written visualizations (each explored in further detail below).
Commit to the process for 30 days or longer.
Repetition is key when it comes to shifting our thoughts and habits to be in alignment with our goals. Commit to your chosen template for at least 30 days. Do your best to show up for this practice each and every day.
Have a plan for what happens if you get side-tracked.
The complexity of your humanity might get in the way of your daily commitment to this journal. Have a plan for what you will do if you get side-tracked or skip a day. For instance, you might set a rule that if you miss a day of journaling, you will make up for it by practicing a visualization meditation the following day (in addition to that day’s journal practice). Don’t let off-days throw you off completely; accept what happened and recommit to the process.
After the process is complete, review and make adjustments to your template as desired.
Finally, when the process is complete: Congratulations! Take your time to review the process and your experience of it. Make any desired adjustments to your template. For instance, if one technique did not fully resonate with you, swap it out for something else. Begin the process again, perhaps with a new vision or a new goal.
Manifesting Journal Ideas
Before preparing your manifesting journal template, consider the following techniques you might include.
Remember that there is no right or wrong way to do this.
The best method will be the one that you can commit to for your chosen length of time.
One simple technique to manifest your dreams is to make a daily gratitude list.
Gratitude is an attitude that attracts more of what we desire in life.
This can be a simple practice that you add to your journal, either for completion at the start of your day or the end of it.
You can also make note of your overarching goal or intention in your guided manifestation journal.
Writing down your goal(s) on a daily basis will help to reaffirm them.
This repetitive practice will keep your big vision in the forefront of your mind and encourage you to act in ways that support your dreams.
Another helpful and creative practice is to write down how you envision your future-self after having realized your dreams.
How does your future-self move through the world? How do they feel? What have they achieved?
Journal about how you see yourself in this inspired future. Or, write a letter to yourself from the perspective of your future-self.
What does this person want you to know? What advice do they have to give you?
‘I Am’ Affirmations
Furthermore, writing down ‘I Am’ affirmations is a powerful practice that can help to increase a sense of self that is aligned with our goals.
There is no single way to do this, but for example, you might come up with a single ‘I Am’ affirmation each day to be your guide.
Then, you might write this single statement in your journal 30, 50, or 100 times.
You can choose a new statement each day so long as it is in alignment with your goals and vision.
Journal Prompts for Manifesting
Another technique you might consider is the use of journal prompts for manifesting.
These prompts promote a free-flow of ideas and reflections. You can choose a new prompt each day, either at random or based on what speaks to you most.
Examples of journal prompts for manifesting include:
What inner resource will I call to the surface today? What thought pattern will I mindfully let go of today? What are the things that I admire about those I look up to? What is one thing I can do today that my future-self will thank me for? When I live in alignment with my core values, I feel… Three things I will do to nourish myself today are… Today, I can have a positive impact on the world by… A perfect day for me looks like… If I doubt myself today, I will…
Manifesting Journal Template
The following is a sample template you can use to start manifesting through journaling.
You can use this template as is; or, you can make as many modifications to it as you like.
Alternatively, you might start from scratch or incorporate other ideas that you come up with.
Choose a single goal to focus on for the duration of your practice (let’s say 30 days). Write your goal at the top of each and every page. This will stay consistent throughout the practice (until you begin a new one).
Is there a particular affirmation that suits both your needs today and the goal you’ve set for the month? Choose one affirmation and write it down a set number of times (let’s say 30).
If you are journaling for 30 days, prepare 30 different prompts to choose from over the course of the month. Choose one prompt each day and let your hand flow freely as it responds.
A Message From My Future-Self
Each day, tune into an inspired vision of your future-self. Let this be a self that embodies all the wisdom, skills, and success that you long for. Write down a few sentences that this future-self might like to offer you today.
Bedtime Gratitude List
At the end of each day, write down a list of things you are grateful for (let’s say 5 things each night). It is okay if you repeat certain blessings on numerous days. This will simply encourage your mind to see all the good that it has been granted.
The following are examples of how you might complete this manifesting journal template. These examples cover goals related to love, money, and self-expression. Use them as inspiration and as a guide for how to start a manifesting journal.
Example One: Love
- My Goal: To attract a healthy and nourishing relationship.
- Today’s Affirmation: I am worthy of love. (x 30)
- Journal Prompt: What thought pattern will I mindfully let go of today? Today I will be mindful of any self-limiting stories I tell myself about the potential for love. I sometimes feel that finding the right partner is impossible, but I am choosing to release that belief today.
- A Message From My Future-Self: Today, my future-self wants me to harness patience and to ease fear. Great things often take time – and in the meantime, I can work on developing the relationship I have with myself. If I open up to the natural flow of life with trust, I will exude a more relaxed vibration that will help me to attract the relationship I desire.
- Bedtime Gratitude List: Today I am thankful for a safe place to live, my inner strength, my best friend, my cat, and clean water to drink.
Example Two: Money
- My Goal: To increase my income by 25%.
- Today’s Affirmation: I am worthy of financial success. (x 30)
- Journal Prompt: If I doubt myself today, I will practice self-compassion and then focus on the next small step that I can take in the direction of my dreams. I will remind myself that I do not have to achieve my goals tomorrow. So long as I am putting one foot in front of the other, that is enough.
- A Message From My Future-Self: Today, my future-self wants me to know that I am wiser and more creative than I know. I often get caught up in feelings of self-doubt, but that is just the voice of my inner critic. There is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration inside of me that will help me to achieve my goals if I make a commitment to deep inner listening.
- Bedtime Gratitude List: Today I am thankful for the beautiful home I live in, healthy food at every meal, my inner strength, the forest behind my house, and a quiet place to rest my head at night.
Example Three: Self-Expression
- My Goal: To find my authentic voice.
- Today’s Affirmation: I express myself with confidence and courage. (x 30)
- Journal Prompt: Today, I can have a positive impact on the world by showing up as I am. When I show up authentically, I give others permission to do the same. I can also practice compassion – for myself and for others who are struggling to find their unique place in the world.
- A Message From My Future-Self: Today, my future-self wants me to know that I am loved unconditionally. Though the path is not always clear, I am heading in the right direction. My future-self asks me to treat myself with kindness, to tell my truth, and to be open to new ideas.
- Bedtime Gratitude List: Today I am thankful for the fresh air that I breathe, the roof over my head, a delicious stew that I ate for dinner, the support of a close friend, and this journal that I am writing in.
You can make this journal as long or as short as you like.
The more time you spend with it, the better (so long as it isn’t so long that you resist writing each day).
Again, you can modify this template as it suits you.
The best journal practice is the one that inspires you to show up again and again.
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