TOP JOURNALS WORTH NOTING
If you’ve been hearing everyone talk about manifesting your dreams and goals lately, you’re certainly not alone.
If you’ve ever wished you could magically bring your dreams to life, imagine being able to manifest your desires into reality, effortlessly turning your goals into tangible results.
Well, then welcome to the world of manifesting, a truly powerful practice that has gained immense popularity in recent years and has even been blowing up TikTok lately with more than 30 billion video views (and counting) on the practice.
In this article, I’ll fill you in on what manifesting is, why it has captured the attention of so many people, how you can start manifesting your own dreams, and some of my personal favorite manifestation journals that help make this important practice pretty easy to do.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
WHAT ACTUALLY IS MANIFESTING
At its base, manifesting is basically the overall process of consciously attracting and bringing forth the experiences, circumstances, and outcomes you desire into your life.
Of course it’s been covered by so many thought-leaders, but the two that I’ve personally learned the most from is Oprah and even Marianne Williamson. It’s based on the principle that your thoughts, beliefs, and intentions have the power to shape your reality. By harnessing the energy of your thoughts and aligning them with your goals, you can activate the law of attraction and draw what you really want directly toward you.
One of the reasons manifesting has become so popular is how empowering and transformative it really can be. It puts you in the driver’s seat of your life, allowing you to become an active participant in creating the reality you want. It breaks free from the mindset of passively accepting whatever comes your way and instead encourages you to actively shape your own destiny.
Manifesting also taps into the inherent human desire for a sense of control and purpose. In a world filled with uncertainty, manifesting offers a ray of hope by providing a framework to focus your energy, clarify your intentions, and take inspired action. It empowers you to take charge of your life, fostering a belief that you have the ability to change your circumstances and live a life filled with abundance and fulfillment.
So how do you actually do it?
HOW TO MANIFEST WHAT YOU WANT
I’m not going to lie and pretend manifesting what you want in life is easy or always works. I’ve been personally working on manifestation for about 8 years and while I’m always astounded by what I’ve been trying to manifest enters into my life, I’m equally as astounded by what doesn’t. Like I always say, sometimes the universe doesn’t give you what you want because it has something better in store for you. That can be a bitter pill to swallow, but once you let go of your attachments you’ll be surprised by all the amazing things that enter your life.
While many people have many different ways to manifest, here are 5 areas that I specifically focus on.
1. Set Clear Intentions: The first step in manifesting is to get crystal clear on what you truly want. Take some time to reflect on your goals and aspirations. Write them down in specific and detailed terms, as if they have already become a reality. The clearer your intentions, the easier it becomes to manifest them.
2. Believe and Feel: Belief is a vital component of manifesting. Cultivate a deep sense of belief in your ability to manifest your desires. Visualize and feel as if your goals have already manifested. Embrace the positive emotions associated with your dreams coming true. This helps you align your energy with what you want to attract into your life.
3. Release Resistance: Let go of any doubts, fears, or limiting beliefs that may be blocking your overall manifestation process. Trust that the universe is working in your favor and that you are deserving of your desires. Practice gratitude and adopt a mindset of abundance to shift your focus from scarcity to prosperity.
4. Take Inspired Action: Manifesting is not about simply wishing for things to happen without taking any action. It requires you to be proactive and take inspired steps towards your goals. Pay attention to opportunities that come your way and be willing to step outside your comfort zone. Take consistent action that aligns with your intentions.
5. Practice Patience and Trust: Manifesting is a journey, and the timing of your desires coming to fruition may not always align with your expectations. Be patient and trust that the universe has a plan for you. Trust the process and maintain a positive mindset even in the face of challenges or setbacks.
THE FASTEST WAY TO MANIFEST
Like I mentioned above, there really is no quick way to manifesting or even a guarantee you’ll always get what your manifestation desires are.
In my experience, I find that the best, fastest, and easiest way to focus on manifesting is to do it with a journal.
While you can certainly do this without a journal, I like the ones that are prompt based, easy to fill out, and don’t take too long to work on. Finding the right manifestation journal actually isn’t that hard since there aren’t a ton of them out there.
THE BEST MANIFESTATION JOURNALS
So, since I’ve purchased so many of them already, I’ve narrowed done some of the best ones based on the ones that I’ve stuck with the most, found the easiest and most straight-forward to use, and help keep me focused and on track each and every day.
Some solely focus on your specific manifestations, some focus more on gratitude, some focus on overall journaling and visualization – but I find the best one to be a unique combination of all of those techniques.
Here’s my short-list of some of the top manifestation journals an guides you can pick up online (so far) in 2023.
The Official Manifestation Journal (Prompt Based)
My personal favorite manifesting journal (for obvious reasons) is the simply titled “Manifestation Journal.”
This 6-prompt based daily journal can be filled out in the morning and then again at night – all in under 8 minutes in total. It has you fill in things like your daily intention, things you’re grateful for, what you want to manifest into your life, people you need to forgive and more.
There’s an easy to follow introduction at the beginning of the journal that’ll explain each daily prompt, what it all means, why it’s important, how to do it, and more. I find this one to be the most “all encompassing” manifestation journal since it focuses on how to manifest, attract good things into your life, and how to remove things that are blocking your goals, dreams, and desires from coming to you.
THE PROS & CONS
WHAT I LOVE:
- It’s easy to follow and helps center you each day in addition to being laser-focused on what you want to manifest.
- The explainer at the beginning is easy to understand and, overall, makes it easy to understand how to manifest and why each prompt it part of the overall puzzle.
- The hardcover is solid, durable, and really on-trend so it’ll look good on your nightstand or coffee table.
- Compared to some others, this one is priced pretty well – under $20 is perfect for a gift!
Just a Heads-Up:
- If you fill it out each and every day it should last you around 6 full months.
The 5 Minute Journal
This is another of my personal favorites and the one I started out with. The Five Minute Journal makes it really quick and easy to fill in the prompts to questions like: daily affirmations, what you’re grateful for, highlights of your day, how to make this day great and more.
There are also daily inspiring quotes at the top and a weekly challenge. When they say you can fill it out in 5 minutes, you really can. And while it’s not a race it does help if you don’t have the time to dedicate to it.
While this isn’t strictly a manifestation journal, it does have some of the components to help you manifest.
THE PROS & CONS
WHAT I LOVE:
- You really can complete it in 5 minutes or less each day.
- It’s really easy to follow along and there’s plenty of space to write.
- The bookmark helps with keeping your place so you can pick up where you left off the day before.
Just a Heads-Up:
- It’s a bit on the expensive side for a journal.
- I’ve had a few of these and sometimes the pages seem to fall out. Others online have reported the same issue from time to time.
The Law of Attraction Life & Goal Planner
This one is more than just a manifestation journal – it’s really more of a 90 day goal, dream, and life planner. Not only are you working on manifesting and increasing your overall productivity, but you’re learning how to set goals and so much more.
Outside of regular prompts this one also comes with productivity stickers, a vision board and more.
THE PROS & CONS
WHAT I LOVE:
- You can use this one for more than just a manifestation journal.
- The added productivity stickers, vision board, and organizer makes it all encompassing.
- There are currently more than 20 different cover colors to choose from.
Just a Heads-Up:
- It’s definitely on the more expensive side, when compared to most other journals.
- There’s a lot to it, which can be a good thing, but it can also feel a bit overwhelming and tough to keep up with at times.
In conclusion, manifesting is a powerful practice that allows you to tap into your innate ability to shape your very own reality. By consciously aligning your thoughts, beliefs, and intentions with your desires, wants, and needs you can attract and create the life you truly want.
Embrace the journey, stay open to possibilities, and believe in your own power to manifest. The possibilities are limitless, and your dreams are within reach.
I truly hope this article helped you understand more how it all works and I’ve listed out a few different journals that can help start you on your exciting new journey.
If you end up picking one up and have some success with it, drop me a note to let me know how it went: firstname.lastname@example.org