If you’re serious about using the Law of Attraction to manifest your dream life, then one of the best habits you can develop is to create a manifestation journal.
Journaling is one of the best and easiest manifestation exercises you can do, because it draws positive attention to your goals in a way that is consistent, relaxing, and fun.
In this post, I’ll go through everything you need to know to make a manifestation journal work for you!
If you want to learn more about how to use The Law of Attraction, I recommend you check out this workshop on Getting Into The Vortex. It covers the basics about how energy works, along with some great tools and exercises you can use.
What A Manifestation Journal Is and How It Works
Before I explain how to keep your manifestation journal in a way that makes sense for you, I want to briefly cover what this technique is, and why it’s so powerful.
Basically, a manifestation journal is a dedicated notebook that you use to write down positive thoughts and ideas related to your goals and dreams.
It is different from a regular journal insofar as you should follow a clear, consistent process when writing, and should use the same notebook for this (and only this) exercise.
Keeping your thoughts and ideas on your manifestations in one place not only makes it easier for you to stay organized, but also creates a subconscious mental trigger about what you are doing. When you grab the journal, you know you’re moving into manifestation scripting mode, even before you begin.
The technique works because it is based on The Law of Attraction. The aim is to help you build positive momentum towards your goals, by focusing on improving your energy (your mood) about them. As you do, your mental blocks and limiting beliefs begin to unravel, and gradually you will feel clearer and more inspired about taking action towards your aims.
Getting Started: Make Your Journal a Template
One of the most important parts of creating a manifestation journal is the template you choose.
While there is no single “right” formula, the idea is to create a format that you will consistently use. This helps you prioritize how you are going to use your journaling time, and will help you to focus more clearly what to write, and find inspiration more quickly.
That said, some people do prefer to keep some variety in their journal. In that case, at the very least make sure you have a list of ideas/guidelines to get you started, each time you sit down.
There’s nothing worse than sitting to journal, only to find yourself with writers block, preoccupied with random thoughts or stressed about your day. The clearer your process is, the more effective it will be in the long run.
You can use the following scripting techniques to get started.
How To Write a Manifestation Journal – Scripting Techniques
Use The 3 Magic Phrases
The first manifestation journal exercise I want to suggest is a technique I call the 3 Magic Phrases.
This is a great tool because it is short and simple, meaning you can find the time to use it every single day. It also strikes a good balance between giving you a clear, consistent template, and allowing for day to day variations to keep things interesting.
I’ve recorded a video explaining the process, so click here to learn how to use the 3 magic phrases.
I Am Affirmations
One of my favorite tools to use in my manifestation journal is to repeat affirmations. There are many ways to work with affirmations, but some of the most powerful are “I am” affirmations.
These are short, simple phrases that help you to embody the characteristics of the person you want to become. As you become the person who has already achieved your goal, the manifestation will appear naturally in your life.
For example, you could write:
- I am a joyful, loving person, with much to be grateful for.
- I am a powerful creator. My thoughts bring me everything I need and want.
- I am becoming healthier/wealthier/more loving every day.
Read more I am affirmations for financial and spiritual abundance, or try these 20 affirmations to attract love and romance.
Write a Manifestation List
The second format you might use is called a manifestation list. I describe this process in more detail in another post, so I will only repeat it briefly here.
Basically, the idea is to create a long list of everything that you want to be, do, or have in your life. Begin with general states of being, and gradually become more specific as you build up positive energy.
Every day, you can repeat and expand upon your original list, lessening the resistance behind each idea and bringing yourself closer towards the vision of what you really want.
Gratitude Lists and Positive Aspects
Another great tool to use are gratitude lists.
Gratitude lists are different than manifestation lists, because they focus on the things that are already going well for you.
As you focus on the positive aspects of your life situation, you become more and more aligned with the energy of well-being and abundance – even if you don’t yet see evidence of your current goal or dream.
Thinking From The End (Written Visualizations)
Lastly, another great format for your manifestation journal is to ‘think from the end.’
This is a Neville Goddard exercise that helps you to visualize your aim as already accomplished. The idea is to tune into the perfect vision of what you want to manifest, and then to write as many details about it as you can.
For example, if your dream is to get a big promotion, you could see yourself talking with your boss, and imagine him/her congratulating you on your work well done. You could write as many details of the conversation as possible.
To go even further, imagine yourself into this space (of having already achieved your goal) and then, from that person’s point of view, think back to ‘remember’ all of the steps that led you to that point. This is especially powerful if you cannot now see how your manifestation will occur.
You could think from the future back to the present, and remember how you didn’t know what to do, but then something happened, one thing led to another, and your goal came about faster than you had thought possible.
Tips to Keep the Journaling Habit
Again, I want to remind you that there is no “perfect” formula on how to keep a manifestation journal. What’s important is the action that you take, every single day.
In order to make this process a habit, create a routine around it. It’s best if you can choose a time to write (either every day or once or twice a week), and then stick to that time.
Choose a format that allows you to fit the process into your schedule easily and comfortably.
Personally, I think it’s better to spend 5 or 10 minutes every day than a longer period once a week. But, if you can’t be consistent about it, you will diminish your results.
If you like this technique and want to learn more about how to build momentum towards your goals, sign up for our workshop on Getting Into The Vortex. It covers everything you need to get started manifesting with The Law of Attraction.