What are you dreaming about? Do you wish for a new job, your soulmate, more financial stability, your dream house?
For life’s little and big longings, manifesting is all the rage. The idea behind it is that everything is energy and like attracts like. In plain language, this means that if you yourself vibrate at a high, i.e. positive, frequency, you will in turn also attract things that in turn vibrate at a high frequency. This can also explain “self-fulfilling prophecies”, where you think to yourself “this won’t work anyway” – and then it actually doesn’t work.
Manifestation is an incredibly broad field with a wide variety of steps, methods and tips. Journaling can play a valuable role in the process of manifesting your dreams.
Here are the top 3 journaling methods for manifesting.
Gratitude is one of the highest frequencies you can vibrate at. By practicing gratitude, you train yourself to focus on the positive things in life. Regularly reminding yourself of how much you are blessed with automatically triggers a sense of well-being – and that is essential to manifesting. A gratitude journal supports this beautiful practice.
Every morning and every evening, write down three to five things you are grateful for. Try to always find something new, because there is so much to be grateful for! If you are going through a difficult time, it can feel hard to be grateful. Therefore, direct your focus to the things that are not only related to you. You can be grateful not only for an understanding boss or a loving partner, but also for a beautiful sunset, melodic birdsong, or the smell of a freshly mowed lawn. Sharpen your eye for the beautiful!
Just like the gratitude diary, the positivity diary is intended to sharpen your eye for the beautiful. The method: complain less!
Our brain is predisposed to register negative stimuli in order to keep us safe. Unfortunately, this also results in us perceiving negative aspects of our lives to be greater than they are – even though they are not necessarily threatening. As a result, we often first tell people about what has been bugging us when we meet up with loved ones for dinner in the evening.
However, to achieve the positive frequency that is important for manifesting, nagging tends to be counterproductive. Take a little time each evening to write down all the things that were nice that day; things that went well; great experiences and the like.
This method is wonderful if you already know exactly what you want to manifest – this is not yet necessary with the previous two journaling formats. You can also use them if you want to raise your vibration in general. With the manifestation diary it becomes more concrete.
Here you use the manifestation method, in which you put yourself in the mood as if you had already achieved what you want. So think about what you want to achieve and why. How would you feel if you had it? What would change? What would your everyday life look like? Imagine it in all its details and write it down. Formulate diary entries as if you were already in the situation you are dreaming about. For example: “Since I got my dream job, it is much easier for me to get up in the morning because I am already looking forward to the day ahead. I enjoy doing the tasks that are waiting for me. My job feels meaningful and fulfilling to me.”
What is the wish YOU would like to manifest? Share it in the comments!