Manifesting Mindfulness in the New Year: Visualizing Your Best Life

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People are determined to make 2021 better than its predecessor. The pandemic brought mindfulness to the masses as it created a unique opportunity to slow down, reflect, and focus on the most important aspects of life. The traumatic events of last year encouraged people to prioritize their mental health and their future goals. Manifesting has become a popular way for many to make mindfulness a greater part of their lives and see their dreams come to fruition.

What is Manifestation?

According to Kimberly Zapata from Oprah Magazine, “Manifestation is bringing something tangible into your life through attraction and belief, i.e. if you think it, and it will come. However, there is more to manifestation than willpower and positive thinking.” Yet there is more to manifestation than just wishful thinking.

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Prioritizing mindful moments will help you manifest more peace of mind.

Action + Manifesting = Success

Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Super Attractor and The Universe Has Your Back, has said, “Manifesting is also known as co-creating because it’s a collaboration between you and the Universe.”

Visualizing what you want is the first half, and working toward what you want is the second half. Imagine yourself as though you have already accomplished your goal. What would you be thinking? What actions will you have taken to get where you are?

Set aside time and make a plan. Write out your goals and the specific actions you need to take to get there. Be as detailed as possible, and visualize yourself as though you have already succeeded.

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What does a mindful life look like to you? Once you are able to imagine it, work toward it.

Manifesting Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness is one of the best things you can do not only for your brain but also your body. Mindfulness activities have been proven to help people reduce stress, prevent burnout, boost productivity, and so much more. Manifesting mindfulness will impact every aspect of your life. You will feel more energy, creativity, and productivity as you take care of your mind.


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Take the time to envision and manifest a mindful life.

Be Specific in Your Vision

As you are manifesting mindfulness, it is important to be specific in how you envision a mindful life. The more exact you are, the more you will be able to work toward your goal. For instance, perhaps a mindful life looks like waking up at 6:00 AM to go for a 30 minute run and meditate for 10 minutes before you begin your day. Whatever your mindfulness routine, be sure it is specific and doable to work it into your daily routine.

Manifesting with a Mood Board

One helpful way to successfully visualize your goals and dreams is to create a mood board. A mood board is a collection of photos and images that represents an end-goal. Mood boards help you focus your energy on accomplishing aspirations and visualizing achievement.

For manifesting mindfulness with your mood board, you may include images of people meditating, peaceful scenery, and calm colors. You may also include quotes to help motivate you along your journey to mindfulness. Whatever you choose to include in your mood board, be sure to keep it true to yourself to help your personal manifestation process.

Finally, put your mood board where you will see it every day. Whether it’s your fridge, your front door, or your mirror, the location of your mood board will help you better manifest the lifestyle and goals you are working toward.

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Bring your vision to life with a mood board, and place the images where you will see them every day.

Find Available Mindfulness Resources

Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone. There are great tools to help you manifest mindfulness in your life. Because the idea of “mindfulness” has risen in popularity, there are many tools and resources available to facilitate and enhance mindfulness practices. With the rise of technology, we have more access to tools and resources to help us learn how to better practice from mindfulness. Participating in mindfulness even once a day in the middle of your day has been proven to provide great benefits. Studies show that you can reclaim up to 80 percent of the energy you had in the morning by having a mindfulness practice.

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Give yourself grace as you manifest a more mindful, intentional life.

Be Kind to Yourself

Manifesting is a powerful tool, but it is more important to be kind to yourself. As you work toward your goals, remember that just because you may want something badly, sometimes life has a different plan. And this is okay! Especially for those who suffer from anxiety, depression, or other mental health diagnoses, it is crucial to understand that mindfulness is a process. You will not be perfect in your efforts, but the purpose is the progress.

As you work toward manifesting greater mindfulness in your life, you will feel greater peace of mind and sense of calm as your work toward your goals.

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