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Journaling For Manifesting - How To Start A Manifestation Journal

abstract concept and visualization of manifestation

If you're like most people, you probably have a list of things you'd like to manifest in your life. A new job, a raise, a new car, a trip to Europe...the possibilities are endless. But how do you actually go about manifesting those things?

The answer is simpler than you might think: try journaling. That's right, all it takes to manifest your desires is a little bit of time spent writing each day. By writing down your desires and focusing on them regularly, you'll start to see results. Here's how it works.

How Do You Manifest Through Journaling?

Before we get into how journaling can help you manifest your desires, let's go over the basics of manifestation. Simply put, manifestation is the act of attracting something into your life. This could be a job, a relationship, material possessions—anything that you desire. The key to manifestation is the focus. You need to be clear about what you want, and you need to maintain a laser-like focus on your goal until you achieve it. Visualize what you want as if you already have it, and feel the emotions that come with attaining your goal. This will help increase your power to manifest.

Focusing on Your Desire Through Journaling

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Now that we've gone over the basics of manifestation let's talk about how journaling (our favorite method) can help you attract what you desire into your life.

As we mentioned before, one of the most important aspects of manifestation is the focus. When you're trying to manifest something, you need to be entirely focused on your goal. Unfortunately, life tends to get in the way and distract us from what we're trying to achieve. This is where writing in your journal comes in.

By taking some time out each day to write down your thoughts and feelings about your goal, you can keep your focus sharp and prevent yourself from getting sidetracked. In addition, journaling can also help increase your power of manifestation by allowing you to track your progress and see how far you've come. A journal can be a powerful manifestation tool if you commit to using it. Keeping a manifesting journal is a way of downloading your desires from the Universe and tracking your progress along the way. When you journal, you're essentially having a conversation with yourself - and the Universe - about what you want to create in your life. This dialogue allows you to get clear on your desires, and it also helps you to see how far you've come.

Every time you journal, you're planting a seed in the Universe. And every time you track your progress, you're watering that seed and helping it to grow. Committing to your journal and tracking your progress can help increase the belief that your desires are on their way - and that you are progressing towards them. So if you're journaling and you feel like you do not see results, don't worry. Just keep watering your seed, and trust that the Universe will do the rest.

Identify any negative thoughts or beliefs that may be holding you back.

We all have a negativity bias, which means we're hardwired to pay more attention to bad news than good. This served us well back in the day when we had to be on the lookout for predators, but now it just stresses us out and makes us feel like crap. One of the best things you can do for your mental health is to become aware of your negative thoughts and beliefs and journal about them. This will help you to see them for what they are - just thoughts - and not take them so seriously. As you become more aware of your negative thinking patterns, you can start to replace them with more positive, productive thoughts. This will help you to manifest your desires more easily because you'll be vibrating at a higher frequency. So if you want to improve your life, start by writing about your negative thoughts and beliefs.

Once you identify the negative thought patterns, try to let them go. It’s important not to dwell in your negative thoughts if you want to manifest abundance because those negative thoughts are like a stone that weighs heavy on your dreams, keeping them from ever taking off. Dwelling in negativity will cloud how you think and how you interact with others. It can cause you to focus on the things that are going wrong, even when there may be plenty of things that are going right in your life at the same time. A powerful practice is to notice when negative thinking begins and immediately bring it into perspective by visualizing what positive outcomes this situation might provide. When we shift our focus away from what's lacking, and toward our potential, we’re allowing ourselves to create space for more of what works for us and attract well-being into our lives. It's a powerful way to shift your consciousness and start attracting better things into your life.

Your journal can be a space to practice visualizing and feeling the emotions associated with achieving your goal.

Visualizing your goal and feeling the emotions associated with achieving it is a powerful manifesting tool. When you write about your goal, you effectively create a road map for your subconscious mind to follow. The more details you include in your journal, the better. In addition to visualizing your goal, you should also try to feel the emotions associated with achieving it. This will help to program your subconscious mind for success. The more specific and realistic your journal entry, the more likely you will be to manifest your desires.

Take action steps towards manifesting your desires to boost your confidence and self-belief.

Be sure to include any action steps that you're taking towards manifesting your desire. For example, if you're looking to manifest a new job, you could include action steps such as updating your resume or sending out applications. Taking action toward your goals makes them feel more real and solidifies your commitment to manifesting them into reality.

Taking action is a key step to manifesting your desires and boosting your confidence in the process. Start by clarifying what you want for yourself and your life. Visualize it as if it has already come to fruition since effective manifestation begins with believing in the desired outcome deeply. Writing down a plan can help ensure that the steps you need to take are clear-cut and achievable. Focusing on the smaller goals in your vision can make each success easier to achieve along the way. Be mindful of celebrating every accomplishment, no matter how small. Breaking large goals into baby steps and methodically ticking off each one can help keep you motivated and inspired. Taking action will give you tangible evidence of your progress, powering up your belief that anything is possible!

Manifestation Journaling Prompts

Starting a journal can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. Journal prompts are an excellent tool to get your thoughts flowing and jump-start your manifestation journey. With the help of these prompts, you can focus on what matters most and make meaningful progress toward achieving your goals. Writing down some of your hopes, dreams, and desires in response to a prompt can give you clarity on what direction you should be going in and provide valuable insight into areas where you may need more work. It's also an excellent way to track your progress as you make changes and move closer to living the life of your dreams.

Here are 10 manifestation journaling prompts for you to try.

1. What goals would you like to manifest in the coming year? Write a list of 3-5 things, and then write about what each one would look like when it has become a reality.

2. Take some time to think about how your life could be different if all of your dreams come true. How would you feel? What kind of changes would you experience in your day-to-day life?

3. Reflect on what you can do right now to make progress towards achieving those goals. Are there any habits or behaviors that need to be changed to move forward?

4. Write down any negative thoughts or beliefs that are getting in the way of success, and then come up with counter-thoughts that help counteract them and boost positivity.

5. Think about someone who has achieved a goal or dream similar to yours! Describe their journey, the steps they took, and how they overcame obstacles along the way. Use this as inspiration for yourself!

6. Take an inventory of all your resources – both internal and external – that can help you reach your destination. This could include people, skills, knowledge, experiences, books/podcasts/documentaries, etc.

7. Visualize yourself already having accomplished the goal or dream you want to achieve – how does it feel? Then imagine what actions will lead you there from where you currently stand today; take notes on these steps for later reference!

8. Write about any fears or doubts that may be holding you back from pursuing your goal(s). Acknowledge them and then brainstorm ways to manage them mindfully and intentionally, so they don’t keep standing in the way of progress anymore!

9. Spend some time reflecting on why you want to manifest these goals into reality – what inspired this journey for you? What's something deeper beyond reaching success that will make this pursuit worth it?

10. Create a mantra or affirmation related to manifesting success; write it down multiple times throughout your journal session and the rest of the day as a reminder of why it's important to stay focused on your dream!


Looking for more manifestation journal ideas?

Guided journaling is an excellent practice to help manifest abundance. By setting aside time each day to focus on the abundance and success in your life, you can start to reshape the way you think about the world around you. As you immerse yourself in positive ideas and set intentions for what your life could look like, you create a space that is inviting for good things to enter. Guided journaling works because it cultivates an attitude of gratitude—recognizing what we have been blessed with instead of magnifying our lack—and leads us toward taking action that brings greater prosperity and joy into our lives. Check out our guided journaling programs for manifestation below!

journaling for manifesting guided journaling program

This is a more general program that will help you with your abundance goals in all areas of your life. The program includes 28 journaling prompts in a guided format with timers and binaural soundscapes to help you keep focus while you write.

manifest health guided journaling program

Want to manifest better health and fitness? This program includes 23 timed prompts and guided journaling videos focusing on just that. Please note that this program is not a substitute for medical advice. It will help you organize your thoughts and feelings about your health for manifestation, but please consult with a doctor before making significant changes to your diet, healthcare, and fitness routine.

manifest money guided journaling program

This is probably our most popular guided manifestation journal. Who doesn't want to manifest more money? Writing is a powerful tool that allows us to process our thoughts, feelings, and desires. It can help us get clear on what we want, become aware of any hidden blocks or subconscious beliefs about money, and even empower us to take actionable steps forward in achieving our financial goals. By regularly jotting down your intentions and exploring the ideas that come up in response to various prompts, you set yourself up for success in manifesting your desired wealth. And while it's not an overnight solution, taking the time to work through these types of exercises is both worthwhile and rewarding in the long run. Use this program to get in a better feeling state about money and attract more of it into your life!

manifest love guided journaling program

Looking to attract that special someone into your life? Use this program to amplify your love from within and see what happens! Love is maybe the only thing that you don't lose when you give it. In fact, you'll tend to get more back. Journal prompts can be a fantastic tool for helping to manifest feelings of love. Not only can writing out your thoughts help you come to understand yourself better, but it also helps to bring up to the surface anything that may be blocking the path to feeling more love and connection with others in your life. By taking the time each day to stop and jot down a few things you're grateful for or writing out what makes you feel most loved, journaling can be incredibly refreshing and clarifying. Commit to taking some moments each day to appreciate all the love that is around you, and watch as the rewards of self-reflection start flowing into all areas of your life!


Do You Need A Journal For Manifestation?

While manifesting does not require any special tools, journaling is a powerful way to create your own custom manifesting routine. A manifesting journal allows you to write down your desires, track your successes, and reflect on what’s working for you. It also gives you a space to try different manifesting techniques and continually adjust them until they work.

The possibilities are endless - create affirmations and review them every day, keep a gratitude list to shift your energy towards attracting the things that matter to you most, or even experiment with vision boards or sketchpads to really get creative!

At the end of the day, whether or not you need a journal for manifesting depends on what resonates with you - so find what works best for manifesting the life of your dreams and go with it!

What Is The Best Manifestation Journal?

The most powerful manifestation journal is the one that you'll actually keep. There are many journals and manifestation journaling methods out there, but the power is not in the book... it comes from you. It comes from within. At Journal Party, our philosophy is to "just start writing." Grab a notebook or whatever you have handy and try working on the programs in our journal prompt app. Starting is really the first step. The feeling is such a large component of this process, so see what feels good for you and go from there!

vision board and a stack of books and journals

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a way to add more power to your manifestations, journaling is worth considering! By taking some time each day to write down your thoughts and feelings about your goal, you can keep your focus sharp and increase the chances of attracting what you desire into your life.

Give yourself some time each day to sit down and really focus on what it is that you desire. The more clear and more specific you can be, the better. And don't forget to include some action steps that you're taking toward making your goals a reality. With a little bit of focus and consistency, you'll be surprised at how quickly your desires start to manifest in your life!


This blog is meant to provide guidance for pen-to-paper journalers.

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