Manifestation Journal How to guide

I first learned to write down my desires by chance when someone mentioned it as an off the cuff comment. Something about what she said made me want to try it. So I did, I noticed changes to my mood first, then I noticed how I was more efficient and my relationships improved. I did not know it was called a manifestation journal until later.

Since then I learned how to make journaling more powerful by doing it in the right way, with the right mindset and at the most powerful times.

In this ultimate guide, you will learn everything you need to know about manifestation journals. What they are, how they work and how to start one today with some examples to give you inspiration.

You will also discover some tips and tricks to make your journaling more effective and enjoyable!

Manifestation Journal at a Glance: TL:DR

Manifestation journaling is a powerful technique that can help you achieve your goals and desires by writing them down as if they are already done. It can also help you improve your mental health, boost your confidence and create a positive mindset.

Skip to how start a journal today section , If you already know what a manifestation is, how it works and it’s benefits.

What is The Purpose and Benefits of a Manifestation Journal?

A manifestation journal is a journal or notebook where you write down your thoughts, dreams and goals. In short, all the things you want to manifest. 

The purpose of a manifestation journal is to get clear about what you desire and keep track of the progress you’re making towards achieving those desires. 

By writing down your wishes as if they are already done, you send a signal to your subconscious mind as well as the Universe that you are ready to have them in your reality.

A Manifestation Journal Can Help You:

Align your thoughts, feelings, and actions with your desired outcomes

Release any limiting beliefs or negative emotions that might be holding you back

Express gratitude for what you already have and what you are about to receive

Visualize your ideal future and feel the emotions associated with it

Celebrate your achievements and acknowledge your growth

· Reflect on your challenges and learn from them

How Does a Manifestation Journal Work?

A manifestations journal works by using the power of words, intention and emotion to create your reality. According to the law of attraction, whatever you focus on, you attract more of. 

By writing down your desires and your dream life in a positive and present tense, you activate the law of attraction and let the universe know you are ready for them to show up.

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Writing down your desires helps you clarify them and make them more specific. This way you can avoid any confusion or ambiguity that might prevent the Universe from delivering what you want.

Overcome Resistance

Another benefit of writing down your desires as part of your manifestation practice is that it helps you overcome any resistance or doubt that might arise in your mind.

When you write something down, you make it more real and tangible. You also create a record of your commitment and motivation that you can refer back to whenever you need a reminder or a boost.

A Manifestation Journal Helps Stimulates the Brain

Writing down your desires also stimulates your brain in various ways.

According to neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, writing activates the left hemisphere of the brain. This part of the brain is responsible for logic, analysis and language. 

However, at the same time, writing engages the right hemisphere of the brain, which is responsible for creativity, intuition and emotion. 

By activating both hemispheres of the brain, writing enhances your cognitive abilities and helps you access deeper levels of consciousness.

A Manifestation Journal Helps Change Your emotional State

Writing down your desires also affects your emotional state. According to psychologist Dr. James Pennebaker, writing can help you release negative emotions and increase positive emotions. 

It also helps you generate positive energy and feelings such as joy, excitement, gratitude and love. These are an essential element of the law of attraction.

How to Start a Manifestation Journal Today

Start a manifestation Journal with these steps..

Now that you know what a manifestation journal is and how it works, let’s see how you can start one today.

Here are some simple manifestation process steps to follow:

1. Choose a Manifestation Journal or Notebook that Appeals to You.

To start your manifestation journey you can use any type of journal or notebook that suits your preferences and personality. You might want to choose one that has a nice cover, good quality paper, or inspiring quotes. It’s up to you.

You can also decorate it with drawings, photos or symbols that represent what you want. Have fun and let your spirit guide you. The best manifestation journals are the ones you like.

2. Set Aside Some Time Every Day to Write in Your Manifestation Journal.

Ideally, you should write in your journal at least once a day, preferably in the morning or before bed.

You can write for as long as you want, but aim for at least 10 minutes. Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed.

I found writing before sleep powerful. I woke up thinking about what I wanted to create, often with new ideas about how I will move forward.

3. Write Down Your Desires as if they are Already Done.

Use positive and present tense language to describe what you want to manifest.

For instance, instead of writing “I want to have a successful career”, write “I have a successful career”.

Be as specific and detailed as possible. Include numbers, names, locations and anything else that makes your desire more concrete.

4. Write Down Why You Want to Manifest Your Desires.

Next to each desire, write down why you want it and how it will make you feel.

For example, next to “I have a successful career”, write “I have a successful career and it makes me feel fulfilled, proud and happy”.

This will help you connect with the emotion behind your desire and amplify its power.

5. Write Down What Actions You Will Take to Manifest Your Desires.

After writing down your desires and why you want them, write down what steps you will take to make them happen.

Taking the above example. Next to “I have a successful career”, write “I will send 5 resumes a day and contact 3 people in my network”.

This will help you create a plan of action and show the Universe that you are serious and committed.

This is a step many people miss as they believe they can get what they want without action. When you follow these steps, have faith that you will get your desired results.

6. Write Down What You are Grateful For in Your Manifestation Journal

At the end of each journaling session, write down at least three things that you are grateful for in your life.

They can be big or small, related or unrelated to your desires.

Something simple like “I am grateful for my health, my family and my daily coffee!” is great. Remember it is the feeling of gratitude that is important.

This will help you appreciate what you already have and attract more of it.

7. Write Down Affirmations or Positive Statements that Support Your Desires.

You can also write positive affirmations or positive statements that reinforce your beliefs and confidence in your manifestation abilities.

Write “I am worthy of my desires”, “I am a powerful creator”, or “The Universe is always on my side”.

These positive thoughts will help you boost your self-esteem and overcome any negative thoughts or feelings.

These are especially useful when you have moments of doubt and negativity, as you will and as we all do.

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Manifestation Journaling More Effective and Enjoyable

A lady having fun writing in her journal.

When you are staring at a blank page you may find it hard to choose which part of your personal life you should start with.

Don’t over think it, go with what seems obvious to you and what life direction you want to take. You do not want to make the process stressful.

Here are some tips and tricks to make your manifestation journaling more effective and enjoyable:

· Be Consistent.

The more you write in your journal, the more you will benefit from it. Try to make it a daily habit and stick to it. You can also set reminders or alarms on your phone or calendar to help you remember.

· Be Honest.

Don’t write down anything that you don’t truly want or believe in, this will block the law of attraction. Write from your heart and soul, not from your ego or fear. Write what makes you happy and excited, not what others expect from you or what society tells you.

· Be Flexible.

Don’t get attached to the outcome or the timing of your desires. Trust that the Universe knows what is best for you and will deliver it at the right time and in the right way.

Be open to surprises and opportunities that might come your way.

· Be Playful.

Have fun with your journaling and don’t take it too seriously. Experiment with different formats, styles, colours, fonts, etc. Use stickers, stamps, glitter or anything else that makes you smile.

Make your journal a reflection of your personality and creativity. The universe responds to a lightness of spirit.

· Be Inspired.

Successful manifestation requires inspiration. Read books, blogs, articles or stories about manifestation successes.

Watch videos or listen to podcasts that motivate you and teach you new things.

You can also listen to music, meditate or do affirmations that uplift you and energize you. Surround yourself with positive influences and sources of inspiration.

Ultimately, inspiration comes from within. So don’t rely too much on the above. Let your higher self guide you with it’s natural inspirational energy.

Manifestation Journal Examples

A gratitude journal is one example of a journaling practice.

There are many ways to use a manifestation journal, depending on your preferences and goals. Here are some examples of prompts and entries that you can use or adapt for your own journal:

Appreciation list:

Write down at least three things that you are grateful for in your life. They can be big or small. For example, you can write “I am grateful for my my friends.” This will help you appreciate what you already have and attract more of it.

5×55 method:

Write down one specific desire that you want to manifest in the present tense. For instance “I have a successful career”. Then write it down 55 times for five days in a row. This will help you imprint your desire into your subconscious mind and make it more real.

Relationship mender:

Write down the name of a person that you want to improve your relationship with. It can be a friend, a family member, a colleague or anyone else. Then write down three positive things about them or your relationship with them. For example, “John is kind, funny, and supportive”. This will help you focus on the good aspects of the relationship and heal any conflicts or misunderstandings.

Morning intentions:

Write down what you want to achieve or experience today. Be specific and realistic. You can write “Today I want to finish my project, have a healthy lunch, and go for a walk”. This will help you set your intentions for the day and align your actions with your goals.

Evening reflections:

Write down what you accomplished or enjoyed today. Be honest and positive. For instance “Today I finished my project, had a healthy lunch and went for a walk”. This will help you acknowledge your achievements and celebrate your progress.

Dream log:

Write down any dreams that you had last night or this morning. Try to remember as much detail as possible. For example, “I dreamed that I was flying over a beautiful city”. This will help you explore your subconscious mind and discover any hidden messages or insights.

Scripting your life:

Write down a story of how you want your life to be in the future. Use vivid details and emotions. “I wake up in my cozy bed in my dream house. Smell the aroma of coffee and eggs from the kitchen. I get up and see my partner smiling at me. We hug and kiss and then go downstairs to enjoy our breakfast”. This will help you visualize your ideal future and feel the emotions associated with it.

Anxiety release:

Write down anything that is causing you stress or anxiety in your life. Be honest and specific. For instance “I am worried about my upcoming presentation at work”. Then, write down what you can do to cope with it or solve it. “I can practice my presentation, ask for feedback and breathe deeply”. This will help you release negative emotions and find solutions.

Belief upgrade:

Write down any limiting beliefs or negative thoughts that are holding you back from manifesting your desires. For example, “I am not good enough”. Then, write down a positive affirmation or statement that contradicts it or replaces it. “I am worthy of my desires”. This will help you overcome any resistance or doubt that might arise in your mind.

Surrender & align:

One the keys to manifesting is to be detached from the outcome. Write down anything that you are trying to control or force in your life. If you are worried about a relationship you may write “I am trying to make him love me”. Then write down how you can let go of it and trust the Universe to deliver it at the right time and in the right way. “I let go of him and trust that the Universe will bring me my true soulmate”. This will help you be flexible and open to surprises and opportunities that might come your way.

These are just some manifestation journal examples that you can use or modify for your own journaling practice.

Remember, you can also create your own prompts or entries based on what works best for you.


Manifestation journaling is a powerful technique that can help you achieve your goals and desires by writing them down as if they are already done. Whether it’s money, relationships or health.

It can also help you improve your mental health, boost your confidence and help you overcome a negative mindset.

To start a manifestation journal today, all you need is a journal or notebook that appeals to you, some time every day to write in it, and inner guidance on what to write. Unlike a vision board it is a simple and easy manifestation method to get started with.

In this ultimate guide, we have covered everything you need to know about manifestation journals. What they are, how they work, how to start one today, and some tips and tricks to make it more effective and enjoyable.

You now also have some manifestation journal ideas. From a gratitude journal to a belief upgrade. You can choose your own or pick a manifestation journal example from the blog post. No excuses!

Remember, believe and fee your wish has already happened. As Neville Goddard called it “living in the wish fulfilled

We hope this guide has inspired you to start your own manifestation journey today and see what amazing things you can create.

Happy journaling!

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