I love using journaling as a tool for manifestation. Whether I’m writing a list of intentions, setting goals or reflecting on what I’m grateful for. It’s amazing how powerful it can be just putting pen to paper and giving yourself that time. I wanted to share 8 journal prompts that have helped me with manifesting, at every part of the process. There’s really something for everyone, even if you spend just 5 minutes a day…
If you’re completely new to manifesting and want to get started, here’s some prompts to guide you through that.
1.What do I want to manifest, and why?
Ask yourself this simple question. Get really clear on what it is that you want to come into your life. Whether it’s a new job, starting your own business, changing a habit. Then, figure out why. The why is important because it’s your motivation to keep going. Your why could be linked to anything that aligns with your values and makes sense for you.
2. What habits/ hobbies make me happy?
Get clear on the things you can do every day or hobbies that will make you happy. These don’t have to be linked to what you’re trying to manifest, just feel good things you can do more of to raise your vibrations and keep you feeling good. Curate a list of your favourite things and then think about how you can actually make them a part of your routine.
These are the journal prompts I like to use to get into the right frame of mind for the day. I tend to journal in the morning or evening, so these are the kind of things I reflect on…
3. What is my intention for the day?
Setting an intention is so powerful when you’re trying to manifest and bring something into your life. You can decide how you want to behave, what you want to focus on and how you want to show up.
4. 3 things I’m looking forward to today are…
I love this prompt to get excited for the new day first thing. It makes me think about the little things I’ve got to look forward to. This could be anything from a sunny forecast, nice breakfast or new outfit. There’s always something positive to focus on every day. When you tune into that you feel better, and tend to strive towards your goals more (are you noticing a pattern with the prompts yet?).
5. What’s one thing I can do to get closer to my goal today?
When you’re trying to manifest, you have to do the work too. Try to do one small thing to get closer to your goal – whatever that is. Lets say you want to buy a house, make it a goal every day to check property sites and find areas you love. If you’re wanting to start a new venture, dedicate time to it.
6. What am I grateful for today?
Tuning into what you’re grateful for is one of the quickest ways to feel more positive, and in-turn be in a better place to work towards your goals. When you focus on what you already have, you get more of it.
7. The best thing that happened today was…
Another way to look at the good in your life. Doing this raises your vibrations, so you’re more likely to get to where you want to be. It can also help you plan for the next day and build a routine as you understand what makes you feel good.
8. What is holding me back from my goal that I can work on changing?
We all have things that block us, whether it’s a mental or physical block e.g. low confidence or lack of money. Sometimes we see these blocks and can quickly give up. By identifying them, and taking responsibility we can start working on either removing them, or moving through them.
I hope you found this post useful if you’re trying to manifest. I love using these prompts, and journaling in general to think about what I want in life.