Last Updated on October 19, 2021
Conquer your goals and achieve your dream life with 27 methods for manifestation.
Finding the best technique for your journey can help you easily channel energy towards your goals and make your manifestations more powerful.
What is manifestation and how do I use it?
Manifestation is a way of conquering your goals by focusing your intentions and energy on success.
We are constantly creating vibrational energy with our conscious and subconscious thoughts; we can harness the power of these vibrations with manifestation.
Before you try any of these manifestation techniques, make sure you’re clear on what you want to achieve.
Spend some time deciding what your goal is and why you want to achieve it. When you feel confident that you’re ready to change your life, you can begin manifesting.
It is important to find a manifestation technique that fits into your life and that you enjoy.
A good method keeps you accountable for your desires and helps you focus energy towards your goal every day.
You will know you have found the best method for yourself when:
- You easily remember to spend time focused on your goal every day.
- You’re excited to work on your manifestation, and you do not feel dread or annoyance.
- The method is enjoyable and leaves you with a positive feeling when you’re finished.
Go into your manifestation journey with positive intentions and an open mind.
Try a few (or all!) of these methods to manifest your dream life.
1. 3:6:9 Method
The 3:6:9 Method is a popular manifestation technique for anyone who loves writing or journaling. The steps are simple: once you have chosen your goal, write it down in a journal three times in the morning, six times at midday, and nine times in the evening.
2. Random Acts of Kindness
This method is for the altruist-at-heart: just share a random act of kindness with strangers when you are able. This could be sharing some extra cookies with a neighbor or refilling an expired parking meter. Bringing kindness and charity to your life will raise your vibrations and channel good energy towards you.
3. Find a manifestation object
The best kind of manifestation object is something you will see often, like a watch or a bracelet. When you are manifesting, hold the object and connect your goal with it. Now, whenever you see the object, think about your goal and how it will succeed.
4. Gratitude journal
Gratitude journals are loved far and wide by the manifestation community. Write down every day what you are grateful for; try to include long-term gratitude like family and health, with short-term gratitudes like a good day at work or a new friendship.
5. Two cup method
This technique involves some setup: grab two cups and fill one with water. The full cup signifies your goal life while the empty cup signifies your reality. Visualize your goal life and imagine the success and positivity effortlessly flowing into your reality as you pour the water into the empty cup.
6. Work from the Why
This method involves looking at your goal as a circle with the WHY in the middle, and outer rings of HOW and WHAT on the outside. Think about why you are setting the goal, then move to how you plan to accomplish it, then what a life with a successful goal looks like.
7. Positive list
The positive list technique is a great tool for any manifestor who is feeling doubtful or anxious. All you have to do is write a list of all the positives in your life until you cannot think of more. Aim for at least 20 and bring your vibrations back to a level of positivity and success.
Visualization is essential to successful manifestation. Think about the life you want to live and create a vivid image of it in your mind. Who is there with you? How do you feel about living this life? What does your day-to-day look like?
9. Share your goals
Choose a person you feel comfortable with and talk about your goal with them. Go in-depth about what you want and how you’re planning on achieving it. Talking about your goal with others can make it feel more real in your mind, and it will eventually become your reality.
10. Letter from a future self
Write a letter to yourself from the perspective of a future you that has conquered your goals. Try to include what you did to get there, the positive feelings created by the future life, and encouragement to continue working towards it.
11. Fake it ‘til you make it
You probably have heard of this phrase, but did you know it’s a type of manifestation? Faking it until you’ve made it opens room in your current life for your dream life to evolve. While you shouldn’t lie about yourself to others, you can ‘fake it’ by pretending to be more confident or even happier than you are at the current moment and it might just become your reality.
12. Find friends who manifest
Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can work wonders for your manifestation goals. Find a few friends who are manifesting their own goals; aligning your energy with others who have similar mindsets can boost your vibrations.
13. The “eavesdropping” method
This method doesn’t involve any actual eavesdropping – it’s a type of visualization! Imagine you are listening in on a conversation between two people who are discussing you after you have achieved your goals. What are they saying about you?
Meditation is an amazing technique to master if you want to be successful with your manifestation. By quieting the mind and freeing ourselves from daily stress, we are more open to receiving energy from the universe and we raise our vibrations.
15. Start small and grow
If you’re dealing with fear or frustration surrounding your goals, try this method. Choose a small goal like “I am going to feel empowered today” and focus on manifesting it. Creating smaller goals will help you grow confidence in your manifestation power and bring the positivity you need to succeed with larger goals.
16. 55×5 Method
Similar to the 3:6:9 method, this manifestation technique involves writing your goal out many times. Pick a goal or affirmation and write it down 55 times for five days in a row. The goal of this method is to bring your desire into your subconscious mind to match the energy of your conscious mind.
17. Positive affirmations
Affirmations are great for beginners to experts alike when it comes to manifesting. Try starting your morning off each day with a few positive affirmations. Look at yourself in a mirror and choose an affirmation that you connect with, and repeat it out loud a few times. A few examples include, “I am the creator of my reality”, “What belongs to me will find me”, “I deserve a good and happy life”.
18. “Wouldn’t it be nice if”
This method is a fun way to manifest your dream life. All you need to do is visualize your dream reality and finish the phrase “Wouldn’t it be nice if…” with a completed goal. This could sound like “Wouldn’t it be nice if I got a promotion at work this year?” or “Wouldn’t it be nice if I felt more confident?”.
19. Vision Board
Vision boards are amazing for anyone who wants to bring some creativity to their manifestation. Create a collage (this can be physical or using an online tool like Pinterest) and add images of things you want to manifest. Hang your vision board where you can see it every day and channel positive vibrations towards the goals pictured.
20. Clean space, clean mind
Is your bedroom or home cluttered? Spend a few hours reorganizing and deep cleaning until everything is back in its place. A disorganized space can create anxiety in the subconscious mind, while a clean home can help you focus on what’s important: conquering your dreams!
21. Multi-Sensory Visualization
Multi-sensory visualization is a powerful technique that combines more than one sense in your manifestations. When you are visualizing your goal, create a deeper experience of what it will feel like by including senses like sound, smell, or taste. You’re living your dream life – what does it sound like? Are there any smells you notice? Can you feel the objects in your environment?
22. Focus Wheel
A focus wheel can help you surround your goal with positive vibrations. Start with a circle and write down your goal in the center. Next, write down your positive ideas and beliefs for the goal around the center circle like wheel segments. For example, if you write down “I want to be a great parent for my child” in the center, your positive beliefs could include, “I’m good at listening” and “I feel confident in my abilities to guide my child”.
23. Worry box
Start your manifestation journey with a worry box to let go of any nagging fears. Just write down any anxieties, worries, or fears you have about your goal and put them in a container. When you’re ready to let go of this fear, destroy your notes by burning or shredding them.
24. Make a wish list
Writing down goals is a common theme in manifestation because it is so powerful! For this method, write a ‘wish list’ of what your dream life looks like. These wishes can be anything your heart desires and creating this list can help you focus on what you truly want to achieve.
Scripting is a manifestation method where you create a ‘script’ for the life you want to live. Every day, write a journal entry from the perspective of your dream life. You can write about your day-to-day activities, how you feel about living this life, and what you have accomplished.
26. Multi-perspective visualization
Looking at your goals from different perspectives can not only help you find clarity in your desires, but it can also make your manifestation more powerful. Choose a person in your life that you’re close with and visualize your dream life from their perspective.
27. The Pillow Method
The pillow method is a simple method that you can add to your manifestation practice. Write down a goal or affirmation and put the paper underneath your pillow. When you go to bed, thinking about the affirmation under your pillow to train your subconscious to believe the affirmation and channel your energy to succeed.
Manifestation comes in many forms
Whether you want to find success, love, money, or happiness, manifestation can help you get there.
There are many different ways to manifest your desires; the most important step of successful manifestation is to find a technique that you enjoy and feel connected with.
Try out several methods and see what works for you – manifestation is for everyone.