Manifestation is the process of thinking your dreams into reality and creating something real from your imagination. When we give our energy and time to the positive thoughts that we think, then positive things are more likely to come into our lives. This is also known as the law of attraction and is simply the idea that what we give our focus to is what comes into our life.
You might be unsure of what you want. Maybe you don’t know what job you want, or whether you’d like to travel, or the activities you like – that’s fine too. Manifestation can be useful in figuring out what it is you want by taking the time to explore lots of different options.
Of course, it is not this simple, and there are many things that might mean a person can’t dedicate their time and energy to thinking this way. However, there are many small ways that everyone can dip their toes into the wonders of manifestation.
Affirmations are short phrases that you can write down, repeat in your head or say outloud to yourself to help you manifest. You can practice your affirmations at any time, and you can also stick them to your mirror or place them on your phone as a reminder. Depending on what you want to manifest, your affirmations can be different.
For example, Michelle Obama uses the affirmation “Am I good enough? Yes, I am.” to help boost her self-confidence. Other affirmations can include:
- I can do hard things
- I am enough
- I believe in myself
Or more precise affirmations such as:
- I can write a book
- I can get 100% on my exam
- I will pass my driving test
If you enjoy visualising your goals – moodboarding might be for you! By finding pictures, quotes, colours and shapes that you resonate with and grouping them together, you can see your goals come to life and the emotion behind them (this will help you feel excited and motivated!). You can create your mood boards physically, by printing, cutting and sticking or you can make them digitally on websites such as Canva. If you create your mood board physically, you can stick it up in your room or a place you go frequently, and if you create your mood board virtually, you can set it as your phone or laptop background. Maybe both might work for you – but the point is that by seeing it frequently you will stay motivated to reach your goals.
Whatever manifestation method you use, make it your own and don’t put too much pressure on yourself – you will get there!