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How to Start a Manifestation Journal

Are you looking to better your self-esteem? Are you afflicted with anxiety and/or depression and can't see a way out? Would you like to try your hand at starting a manifestation journal but don't know where to start?

Well, you're in luck, for today we will be exploring the basics for how to get started with your very own manifestation journal!

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What is Manifestation?

Though it has long been a concept, the idea of manifestation has come to the very front of the public consciousness in recent years owing largely to the ever-burgeoning ebbing and flowing of the tide of pop psychology.

This philosophy seems to have gained a lot of traction in 2020 which, surprise, surprise, is the year the Covid-19 virus had such a grave effect on the world overall.

The idea of manifesting or manifestation is to will something into being by visualizing it as strongly as possible. This is a supreme act of the imagination that can be enacted by almost anyone, albeit to varying degrees of difficulty.

In a lot of ways, a manifestation journey is not necessarily supported by science or any research, though that perhaps has as much to do with the fact that it is fresh in the public eye as it is a bunch of hippy nonsense.

That being said, there are plenty of facets of mindfulness journaling that use visualization in this way to help each user bring something about. This is especially useful for those who have a hard time conceiving of a reality outside of their anxiety and depression. Using the imagination to help in designing a reality where it is not the case is, for some, a crucial methodology.

On the other hand, there are plenty who suggest that too much mindfulness and manifesting can lead to a climate of toxic positivity where any otherwise healthy negative emotions are extinguished before they can get a hold. If this sounds good, then perhaps you need to seek some professional help, for no one should be perfectly happy and well all the time.

Manifestation journals can, ultimately, be helpful, but only if used properly, i.e. when supported by clear goals and an overall plan of action.

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Laws of Attraction

Before you begin manifestation journaling, it might be worth your while to invest some time in the entire manifestation process by getting to know the so-called laws of attraction which provide an effective framework for manifestation techniques.

1. Similar is Attracted to Similar

It should be obvious to most people that things that are similar tend to attract one another. This will be most readily prevalent even in your immediate vicinity - the friends you surround yourself with will no doubt share more or less the same values and hobbies to some extent, not to mention a similar fashion sense.

Extended holistically, we see that negativity attracts negativity so, if we emanate positive energy, we are effectively attracting positivity and our dream life. This is also one of the key tenets of a gratitude journal.

2. Nature Loathes a Vacuum

Since you only have a limited amount of space in your mind and soul, it stands to reason that you should fill what little space you do have with positivity. The foundation of any manifestation practice is a positive mindset. Thus, you should seek to remove any of the negative things clotting up your space and seek to fill the void left by these things with positivity.

3. Present & Improvement

No matter how many positive affirmations you might utter under your breath throughout the day, there is always another way that you can improve your present moment for the sake of personal growth. In turn, no matter how dour a situation might seem, you can always make improvements even with the most subtle changes.

A digital manifestation journal is a good example - something as small as a phone can be such a life changer, enabling you to be more positive in all areas of life.

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Manifestation Journal Examples - How To Manifest!

So, now you know broadly how it works, you can go about getting started following your own manifestation journal example, limiting beliefs of negativity once and for all.

1. Prompts

As with all sorts of other types of journaling, one of the most effective ways to get started - especially if you are struggling with the beginning - is to use prompts to light a fire beneath yourself. Sure, a manifestation journal helps with all sorts of things, but only if you can get started in the first place.

Try a few of these prompts to help get you started and try to be as honest and personal as you possibly can with them:

  • How would I like to impact the world?
  • What does perfection look like to me?
  • What traits do I love most about myself?
  • Where would I like to live?
  • What does my dream life look like?
  • If income wasn't an issue, what would I be doing?
  • What does success look like to me?

2. Affirmations

Often, though, the root of our issue simply comes from not having been affirmed or validated in any real way, hence why we are feeling so negative in the face of otherwise positive events.

It is frequently our own inner self-monologue that gets the better of us, adopting all sorts of negative terminology and ideology before we get the chance to correct and tell it that it's got the wrong idea.

Positive affirmations are a potent and immediate way to counter this common phenomenon of low self-esteem and to help you get back to a place of neutral positivity without engaging in a whole curriculum of self-esteem journaling.

Here are just a few that tackle some more general issues, though you can easily come up with your own that are more personal to your own afflictions:

  • You are strong.
  • You are capable of achieving your goals.
  • You are worthy of love.
  • You have valuable skills.
  • You have a voice that deserves to be heard.

3. Goals

As already alluded to, it is important to enter your manifestation journey with a set list of goals, lest you get sucked into the climate of toxic positivity that is all too prevalent in today's day and age.

If your goals are to have a lasting effect, then they should follow the strictures defined by the SMART method - i.e. they should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.

As long as your goals are all of these things, you are bound to have at least some degree of success in your own manifestation journaling. That they are time-bound is especially important, for it is all too easy to just make a goal and never complete it because it is not given a specific parameter of time within which to be completed.

4. Gratitude

Another simultaneously great tool for extinguishing any negative emotions at the root is a gratitude list. If you are in any way experienced with gratitude journaling, then you will already have some idea of what this tool has in store for you. This can be used in parallel with any manifestation journaling you might already have begun with - they are not mutually exclusive.

Making a list of what you are grateful for is an apt tool for making the positive things in your life appear larger and stronger than all of the negative things combined. Once used properly, it is not hard to see how a tool like this can help you to ensure that any manifestation you do get up to alongside it is as effective as possible.

Final Words

So, there you have it! Hopefully, you are now ready and able to get started with your very own manifestation journal!



As the title so aptly suggests, a manifestation journal is a journal within which to contain your own manifestations. Thus, a manifestation should contain your manifestations as a way to bring them about through supreme acts of imagination.


As the title so aptly suggests, a manifestation journal is a journal within which to contain your own manifestations. Manifestation is a way to bring something about through intense acts of imagination that help your conscious mind to see them as true or believable.


A manifestation journal should be approached more than anything from an honest perspective. There's no point lying to yourself - you are the only person who immediately seeks to benefit from such a journaling exercise and any lies that you make to yourself will only result in a waste of your time.


For some people, yes, though this is not the case for everybody. If you are the kind of person that is already receptive to this kind of mindfulness practice, then you are likely going to have a blast with manifestation. If, though, you are less receptive to this sort of thing, then perhaps it would be better not to waste your time on this and to try something else.


A journal is considered by many to be the perfect place to house all your manifestations. What better place, after all, than a whole series of blank or lined pages that are ready and willing to be filled with a whole bunch of nonsensical rubbish? They are all gaping for the produce of your mind and soul.

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