A New Year’s Manifestation Exercise to Use Year Round

New Years Goals

A New Year’s Manifestation Exercise to Use Year Round

As we approach the new year, we often reflect on the past twelve months and what was accomplished. We may be proud of ourselves for the changes we have made and the success we have achieved. We may also feel disappointed that certain goals were not met. The New Year is a blank slate, and there is always pressure to map out what it may look like and what we want, or don’t want, it to look like. Have resolutions worked for you in the past? Great! If they haven’t, or cause you stress, here’s a way to start a new chapter in a positive way.

Language can be powerful. What if you acted “as if?” What if you saw yourself accomplishing what you want? What if you believed it?

Below is a short, yet powerful, writing exercise that you can use at any time of year.

How To Manifest What You Want

Write down your goals1. Get three pieces of paper.

At the top of the first, write: Health and Wellness

At the top of the second, write: Love and Relationships

At the top of the third, write: Career (or School!) and Quality of Life

2. Write Present and Future Goals

Under each, use language that reflects the present and the future, even if these things haven’t occurred yet. You can be as grand with your goals or as simple with your manifestations as you wish.

For example:

For Health and Wellness:
I am healthy.
I eat 4 servings of veggies a day.
I am comfortable with my weight.
I love my body and have self-confidence.
I exercise 4 times a week.
I do not use substances that alter my mind.

For Love and Relationships:
I am in a loving relationship.
I love others deeply and without contingencies.
I am married and happy.
I have a healthy child.

For Career and Quality of Life:
I am successful at my job.
I am financially secure.
I have beautiful friendships.
I have written a book.

3. Experience What You Write

Experiencing yourself writing out your goals as if you have already achieved them can be a beautiful, healing experience. Seeing what you want your life to look like on paper can train the mind to believe it can happen. This is also a great way to practice mindfulness when you aren’t feeling so positive.

So grab a pen, and start manifesting your future!


Authored by:  Jaime Gleicher, LMSW