How To Write a Manifestation List in 3 Steps: Examples + Template

Manifestation lists are a fun and easy, yet powerful way to help you focus your dreams into reality. In this guide, I’ll show you how to create a manifestation list that works. Plus, I’ll provide my best tips for staying focused and motivated along the way. Grab a notebook and let’s begin!

What Is a Manifestation List?

A manifestation list is a list of your goals and desires that you want to manifest in your life, written in the present tense, as if they have already come true. You can think of your manifestation list as a collection of your favorite affirmations, which can span across all areas of your life, or focus on a singular goal. 

Writing down your desires on paper is a powerful gesture to the universe that you’re ready to welcome positive change into your life. 

Benefits of Manifestation Lists

Creating a manifestation list can help to usher upgrades into your life in a number of ways. Going through this process will help you to:

  • Clarify your goals and desires
  • Focus your energy and attention on what you want to achieve
  • Increase your motivation and confidence
  • Get energy moving around situations that have been stuck
  • Practice mindfulness and mental focus
  • Sharpen your visualization skills
  • Build positive momentum behind your desires
  • Attract positive energy and opportunities into your life
  • Boost your overall sense of well-being and purpose
  • Invite an element of magic and fun into your life
  • Open your mind to new perspectives and possibilities 

Understanding Law of Attraction

Before creating your manifestation list, it’s important to understand the Law of Attraction. This law states that like attracts like, meaning that the energy you put out into the universe will attract similar energy back to you. 

By focusing your thoughts and intentions on what you want to manifest, you can attract positive energy and opportunities into your life. Keep this in mind as you create your manifestation list, and remember to stay positive and focused on your goals.

The whole point of this exercise is to generate good feelings and thoughts about your desires. Once you achieve this (instead of feeling doubtful or frustrated), you become a powerful magnet for all sorts of beautiful experiences!

If you want to learn more about this concept, start here: 19 Best Law of Attraction Books to Change Your Life Now

How To Make a Manifestation List

To create a manifestation list, start by setting aside some quiet time to reflect on your goals and desires. Grab a paper and pen (or you can do this on your device if you prefer).

Next, you’re going to write down everything you want to manifest in your life, from big dreams to small daily intentions. This is your time to be creative and uncensored! With that said, I do have some guidelines to keep in mind as you make your list:

1. Get Clear on Your Goals + Desires

The first step in creating a manifestation list that works is to get clear on your goals and desires. Take some time to reflect on what you truly want to manifest in your life. This could be anything from a new job to a loving relationship to improved health. 

Then, write down your goals in detail, including specific details about what you want to achieve and why it’s important to you. The more specific and detailed you can be, the better. This will help you to focus your energy and intentions on what you truly want, and will make it easier to manifest your desires into reality.

Manifesting Tip: Don’t limit yourself! Nevermind how your dreams will come to fruition – that’s not your work. The universe will step to assist with the details.💛

2. Write Your List in Present Tense

When creating your manifestation list, it’s important to write your goals and desires in the present tense, as if they’ve already come true. This helps to create a sense of immediacy and makes it easier for your subconscious mind to believe that your desires are already a reality. 

For example, instead of writing “I want to have a successful career,” write “I am successful in my career and love what I do.” 

This simple shift in language can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your manifestation list.

3. Use Positive Language + Emotions

When creating your manifestation list, it’s important to use positive language and emotions. Instead of focusing on what you don’t want, focus on what you do want. 

As Abraham Hicks would say, there are two ends of every stick: the having of something, and the lack of it. 

For example, instead of writing “I don’t want to be in debt,” write “I am financially abundant and debt-free.” 

Do you sense the emotional difference between these two statements? Always focus on what you want, not what you don’t.

Also, be sure to infuse your list with positive emotions such as gratitude, joy, and excitement. Visualize yourself already having achieved your desires and feel the emotions that come with it. This will help to attract those desires into your reality.

Manifesting Tip: Have you ever heard of the emotional guidance scale? The higher up on the scale you are, the closer you are to manifesting your desires. You can check here: How to Use the Emotional Guidance Scale for Manifesting 💛

Manifestation List Examples

The great thing about manifestation lists is that you can customize them to cover every area of your life, or zoom in to focus on one specific goal. 

Here’s an example of what a manifestation list could look like to cover a variety of intentions:

  1. I am grateful for my health and well-being.
  2. I attract abundance and financial prosperity into my life.
  3. I am surrounded by positive and supportive relationships.
  4. I am successful in my career and enjoy my work.
  5. I am living in my dream home in a beautiful location.
  6. I am able to travel and experience new cultures.
  7. I am confident and love myself unconditionally.
  8. I am able to give back to my community and make a positive impact.
  9. I am constantly learning and growing as a person.
  10. I am living a fulfilling and happy life.

Now let’s say you’re focused on attracting a soulmate relationship. You’ll want to put together a list of intentions, characteristics, and feelings that you’d like to experience with your future partner. 

Here’s an example:

  1. I am deeply loved by my partner.
  2. My partner and I have so much fun together.
  3. We support each other’s goals and dreams.
  4. I’m in the healthiest relationship of my life.
  5. My partner is a reflection of my best self.
  6. I have a healthy and fulfilling sex life.
  7. The more I love myself, the more loving all my relationships become.
  8. My partner is emotionally intelligent and mature.
  9. I love exploring the world with my loved one.
  10. It feels so good to be in harmony with my life partner.

More Examples for Your List

I have a ton of affirmations you can use if you need more examples for your manifestation list. Here are some of the most popular topics:

Manifestation List Template

Feel free to print this, or just use it as inspiration to create your own. Keep it simple! It’s the words that come from your heart that make your list magical.

manifestation list template

What to Do After You Make Your List

The process of creating your manifestation list is powerful all on its own. But there are things you can do to keep the positive momentum going.  Here are some suggestions on what to do once you’re done making your manifestation list.

Use it For Inspiration

If you ever need a boost of motivation to keep going, pull out your manifestation list and read through it. As you do, you’ll conjure up the positive emotions you felt when you created it.

Track Progress + Refine Your Goals

There is nothing more satisfying than checking an item off your list once it’s manifested! 

Also, as you move along your path and gain more clarity on your desires, you may find you want to change or remove something that’s on your list. This is absolutely perfect: the whole point of this exercise is to help you explore and expand. 

Pair it With Other Manifesting Techniques

Your manifestation list makes the perfect add-on to several other manifesting tools. Here are some ideas to try:

Journal Regularly

Your manifestation list (or any single item on it) makes an absolutely perfect journaling prompt. Write about what that desire means to you, how life will be different when it comes to life, and what you’re looking forward to most.

This type of journaling is a powerful tool that will keep your vibe high. If you don’t have a manifesting journal, you can find the best ones here: 16 Best Manifesting Journals to Attract Your Dreams Now


Are you excited to start your manifestation list? Have fun with this and allow yourself to write down everything your heart desires – you deserve the best in all things!

XO, Andrea

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Andrea Scalisi

Andrea has been practicing Astrology, Numerology, and Tarot for many years. She is a certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Master in Central NY, and also holds a Masters Degree from Syracuse University. Andrea loves helping her readers bring more spiritual self-care into their lives.

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