A few months ago, I wanted to start this whole “manifesting” journey. I kept hearing other people sharing their success stories for reaching their goals using this technique. After 30 days of manifest journaling, I’ve really grown to love it. While manifest journaling alone may not hand you success, it helps you get in the mindset of a goal achiever. And this is how to manifest journal in 6 steps (or at least how I do it).
Figure out what you want
First, find out what you really want to work on this next month, quarter, or year. What goals would you like to achieve? What would you like to work hard to afford? Or, what in your life would you like to improve?
These last few months, I’ve really wanted to put the hard work in for my blog, Instagram, and my new Youtube channel. Along with that, I started the apartment hunting journey and was looking for the perfect apartment for me.
Grab a journal just for manifest journaling
The next step is to put pen to paper. Shortly after I eat breakfast I will walk over to my desk, read a chapter of a book, and manifest journal. I choose one goal that I would like to write about that morning. I like to write in the morning for two reasons; one, I’m still in my “dreamy” state, and two, I get the most benefit out of it.
When I write about my goals in the morning, I’m way more inclined to put in the effort to work towards them throughout the day. For instance, using my lunch break to work on my blog or youtube editing.
Truly believe, feel, and imagine your dreams
Now, what should you write about? Imagine as if you have achieved that goal, or you have that life you’ve dreamt about. How would you act? What would you have? Is there a distinct touch, smell, or taste? How does it feel? Really weigh into these feelings.
Doing this at first may feel weird, but it pays off in the end. When you describe those feelings and emotions you start to think like your “future self.” The future self that you may need to become before reaching that next big goal.
Be patient with yourself
When you write down your goals, they may not happen right away. The same thing goes for this technique. While the law of attraction may be a powerful thing, in most cases you still have to put in the work to see results.
Be patient with this technique, as you would your goals, and still show up when you feel unmotivated. I find that writing as my future self in the morning helps me boost productivity and focus on my goals every day. It makes it easy to set and reach my goals, but simply writing them in my manifestation journal doesn’t make them happen.
Show up for yourself, even if you don’t feel like it
As with any goal, you most likely will feel discouraged at some point. One of the biggest things you can do is show up even when you feel unmotivated. For me, that means checking off all my to-dos on my list regardless of how exhausted I may be.
Along with that, every day I write out to-dos for the next day. That way I start the morning knowing exactly what I need to do without thinking twice. If you’re really struggling with finding motivation, think of your to-dos as mini-goals and reward yourself when you achieve them!
Take it a step farther and write out your goals
Leading into the next step, write out your goals. If you’ve been a long time follower of mine, you know I like to write out my goals everywhere. I write out daily goals, weekly goals, and monthly goals in my side hustle notebook.
On top of that, I add my monthly goals to a whiteboard that hangs above my desk. Every time I look up from my computer, I see my goals. And, every time I finish a task, I’m easily able to check them off. (Always a rewarding feeling.)
Personally, I love this technique. Adding this to my morning routine really helped me fine-focus my goals. Not to mention, work hard towards reaching them every day.