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10 Journal Prompts for Manifestation

Below are ten powerful journal prompts for manifestation, designed to aid you in creating your dream life. These prompts are filled with visualization, affirmations, gratitude practices, and lots of self-love. Keep an open mind and an open heart as you start each journaling entry, and remember that you are worthy and deserving of living the joyful and abundant life of your dreams.

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Getting Started With Journaling

Journaling is one of the most powerful and underrated tools we have in our toolkit to create the lives of our dreams.

While it’s not a requirement for manifesting, it’s a profound tool for setting intentions, visualizing your dream life, and aligning your energy your highest and most authentic self. Using journal prompts can be especially helpful for sparking new ideas and helping you to explore your inner world in a deeper and more profound way than you ever have before.

Manifestation journal prompts can be rooted in visualization, affirmations, gratitude, and anything that helps you to align with the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs of your highest, most authentic self. You’ll find a bit of each in the journal prompts below.

But journal prompts are really just the start when it comes to manifestation journaling. I have a ton of journaling resources across this site, so if you want to try out some other types of journaling practices, here are some resources to help you get started:

That’s really just the beginning of all the manifestation guides you can find on this site, so I definitely encourage you to check out the rest of my manifestation blog posts and resources to help you on your journey.

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Manifestation Journal Prompts

Below are 10 powerful journal prompts for manifestation, designed to help you create the beautiful, joyful, and abundant life of your dreams. These journal prompts for manifestation can be completed in any order you want, and you can even choose the ones you like best to do multiple times.

Journal Prompt: Visualization of Your Dream Life

Write the details of a full day in your dream life. Use the present tense. (“I am . . . “; “I wear . . .”; “As I walk through my home, I notice . . .”) Where do you wake up? Who are you with? What does your morning routine look like? Describe the details of your home. Where is it located? What do you do during your day? What do you wear? Where do you go during the day? If you work, what kind of job do you have? What are the predominant emotions you feel throughout the day?

Use all your senses; describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. How do you feel when you go to sleep? What are your last thoughts before falling into a peaceful slumber?

Be as detailed as possible, and remember to keep an open mind to any and all possibilities. This is your dream life. You’re the creator. Let your inner knowing guide you through your vision.

Why It Works: The first step of manifesting is to set an intention. In order to create the life of your dreams, you first have to get clear about what you want. In manifestation, you don’t need to know how you’re going to achieve your dream. Rather, you just need to know what it is that you want. This practice will help you to gain a clearer vision of exactly what your dream life looks like. It will also help you to feel all of the positive vibrations of having your dreams in the present moment, allowing you to become a magnet for your desires.

Journal Prompt: Gratitude

Write down everything you’re grateful for today. There is nothing too small or too offbeat to write about. If it helps, you can use the prompt, “I am grateful for ___ because _____” to discuss each item in detail. If you get stuck, consider writing about different people in your life. You can also discuss various objects in your home or moments of your life that you’re grateful for. Nothing’s off limits here. You can even discuss adversity and hardships that brought you growth.

Why It Works: Gratitude is the foundation for all abundance. When I began consciously cultivating a daily gratitude practice and shifted my default perspective from one of lack to one of appreciation for all that I have, my life completely transformed. All of the things I’d written on my vision board that once seemed so far away were suddenly in my grasp. The quickest and easiest (and most joyful) way to receive abundance is to just love and appreciate all that you already have.

As Rumi wrote, “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”

Journal Prompt: Body Appreciation

Write down a list of everything you’re grateful for about your body. Consider each body part: each muscle, limb, organ, and system that keeps you going throughout your life. If you’d like, you can choose a few body parts to write several sentences on (such as the mouth that shows your radiant smile and allows you to taste yummy food). Here are some examples:

  • “I am grateful for my eyes because they allow me to _________.”
  • “I am grateful for my heart because it is __________.”
  • “Today, I really appreciate my legs because they __________.”

Why It Works: Same as #2, but this time, we’re focusing solely on your body. Why? Because your body is your home. It’s where you live every single day. It’s an incredible gift to have these bodies. To have working lungs and a beating heart. Yet, so many of us tear our bodies apart. Whether or not your intended manifestation relates to your body, cultivating a deep love and appreciation for your body (and treating it like an ally, not an enemy) will only serve to open up space for your manifestations to happen faster. Here are 42 body-positive affirmations to help you get started.

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Journal Prompt: Speak to Your Younger Self

Imagine that the five-year-old you is standing in front of you, and in your mind’s eye, envision looking into the eyes of your younger self. Now write positive affirmations to this younger version of you as if you’re speaking directly to them. Tell them how worthy, deserving, and loved they are. Deliver them positive and supportive messages. Speak with wholehearted love, kindness, and compassion. This entire journal entry is dedicated to affirming your worthiness.

Why It Works: In order to manifest your desires, you have to truly believe in yourself. And most importantly, you must believe that you are worthy and deserving of your dreams. Speaking to your younger self helps you to let down your guard. Sometimes, we have a hard time telling ourselves that we deserve joy, but when you look into the eyes of your childhood self, it becomes easier. (But if you’d rather look into your own eyes as an adult, or choose a different age, definitely do whatever feels best for you.)

Journal Prompt: Passion and Purpose

What drives you? What lights up your heart? Where are you happiest? What activities make you feel most joyful and alive? Write about the things that you feel passionate about. These can be dreams, causes, groups of people, or important messages you want the whole world to know. Write with passion and conviction. What’s important to you? Only you know what makes your soul feel alive. There’s no right or wrong answer. As you write about your passions and dreams, consider ways you might be able to combine these different passions into a career or pastime that will make your heart soar.

Why It Works: You have a unique set of skills and passions that make you you. Do you love to write? Are you passionate about fitness? Does it light up your soul to help others? When you write about your passions, you open yourself up to inspired ideas. Allow the words to flow without self-judgment. See where it takes you.

Journal Prompt: New Perspectives

Write in detail about your day yesterday (or a recent day that you can remember vividly). Who did you see and speak to? What did you eat? Did you drive anywhere? What movies, TV shows, or sports events did you watch? What moments brought you joy? Discuss any obstacles or hardships you encountered throughout the day. How can you reframe these negative experiences positively? What did you learn from these moments? How did you grow?

Even if yesterday felt like a crummy day, write about it as if it was actually a really great day. This isn’t asking you to suppress the bad. Rather, consider choosing a different perspective when possible. For instance, maybe standing in line at the grocery store for what felt like an eternity or hitting all those red lights were really opportunities to pause and breathe.

What happened during this day that you’re grateful for?

Why It Works: This ties back to gratitude. Our lives are the sums of stories that we tell ourselves. And in manifestation, you attract what you put out in the world. So if you believe that you’ve had bad day after bad day after bad day, you know what you’ll attract? More bad days. But if you shift your perspective and choose to view these days as positive opportunities and experiences that you feel grateful for, you know what’ll happen then? You’ll receive more positive opportunities and wonderful experiences to feel grateful for. You don’t have to suppress the bad stuff. Rather, consider all the ways these “bad” things helped you to grow.

Journal Prompt: Your Highest and Most Authentic Self

Envision your highest and most authentic self. This is the real you—the truest, most authentic version of you. What is your highest and most authentic self like? How do you make other people feel? How do you move about your day? Are you energetic or calm? How do you speak? How do you walk? What’s your aura like when you walk into a room? What kinds of activities do you do? Do you move fast or slow? What types of clothes do you wear that make you feel good? If you’d like, you may envision a typical day in your life, and imagine how your highest self would react to the various ups and downs of your day.

Why It Works: This helps you get clear on what you want and who you want to be. Aligning with your highest self will serve you in your daily life as you make important decisions and choose how to spend your day. Whenever you’re unsure about something, you can ask, “What would my highest and most authentic self do in this situation?”

Your highest self is the person living your dream life, so by making the same decisions that this version of you would make, you’re choosing the path that leads directly to your dreams (and becoming the person you dream of being).

Journal Prompt: Celebrate You

What are your favorite things about yourself? What are your talents? In what ways are you an awesome friend? What makes you a good employee and/or manager? What makes you a good partner? List some of your superpowers. This is the day to celebrate you. Compliment yourself. Write about the compliments other people give you. And accept those compliments! If you get stuck, write down some positive affirmations. Affirm your worthiness completely.

Why It Works: When you believe in yourself, the rest of the world will have no choice but to believe in you, too. You deserve to be loved, and you deserve to be celebrated. One of the biggest obstacles to manifestation is simply not believing in yourself. After all, most of us are our own biggest critics. Starting self-love practices like saying positive affirmations and affirming your worthiness will help you begin your manifestation journey with a foundation of love, compassion, and an open heart.

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Journal Prompt: Envision Your Success

What would you do today if you knew you wouldn’t fail? List out all of the things you would do today if you knew undoubtedly that you would succeed. As you write, visualize your success. Imagine how this will feel and write out these feelings. Don’t limit yourself, and don’t hold back.

Why It Works: More visualization, but this time, it’s a little closer, as these are all the things that you would do today if you knew you couldn’t fail. As I said earlier, you don’t need to figure out the how when it comes to manifesting. The universe will always guide you to the next step when the time is right, and you’ll always know that it’s right by the way it feels. Notice how you feel as you write. Do any of these fearless steps feel really good? One of my all-time favorite quotes is by Jack Canfield: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Our fears sometimes prevent us from taking the next step, but if you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

Journal Prompt: Letting Go

In what areas of your life are there things you can let go of in order to make room for new opportunities and exciting possibilities? What things are you justifying keeping, and why? When you let go of a job, person, belief, or another aspect of your life that may be holding you back, it’s easy to see what you’ll lose but hard to see what you might gain. Focus on the possibilities and experiences you might gain by letting go of the things that are holding you back.

Why It Works: In order to allow new people, experiences, opportunities, and resources into our lives, we need to make space for them. Sometimes, there are people, experiences, or things that once served our growth, but now they no longer contribute to our total well-being. Identifying these things is the first step. Letting go is the next, often more difficult step. I’ve let go of friendships, jobs, and even entire cities during my journey, and while it was never easy, it opened up space for new incredible people and experiences to enter my life. It isn’t always easy, but when you know in your heart that it’s the right choice, it’s always worth it.

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