Manifesting is a really popular buzzword at the moment among those who take a keen interest in the power of mental wellbeing over the rest of our lives.
By focusing deeply on the things you want from life, can you really make them a reality?
Here, we’ll take a look at exactly what manifesting is, as well as an in-depth look into how people are approaching the practice.
What is manifesting?
The Cambridge English Dictionary defines manifesting as “to show something clearly, through signs or actions”. In the context of goals and targets, you can essentially show yourself what is possible in your life through certain actions.
One popular manifestation technique is to write out your goals and set yourself clearly defined targets on the way to achieving them. While this takes some of the spirituality out of the process, making yourself accountable to yourself can give you the added motivation to do whatever is necessary to reach for the brass ring.
Speaking and thinking things into existence are also common forms of manifestation. If you are aiming to move into a certain career field, for example, playing out certain scenarios in your head may actually help you be better prepared mentally if these situations are to arise in your life.
What are British workers manifesting?
Now that we know exactly what manifesting is, the question remains what kind of things are people trying to speak into existence.
Poster design experts instantprint surveyed a group of Brits to discover what they had been manifesting. The results said:
- Getting into shape/getting fitter 19%
- Getting a salary raise 18%
- Travelling the world/travelling more 12%
- Getting a promotion at work 12%
- Buying a house/flat 12%
- Getting my dream job 12%
- Making new friends 12%
- Moving somewhere new 12%
- Winning the lottery 10%
- Meeting a long-term partner 9%
It’s clear that career progression and personal betterment are high on many manifesting lists. Again, it may well be the case that the mindset of manifestation can help many people find the motivation within themselves to push that little bit harder towards their goals.
Does manifestation work?
It’s impossible to say for certain whether manifestation can have a material impact on you and your life and it is nigh-on impossible to track scientifically.
Several high-profile public figures have claimed to have felt the positive benefits of manifestation and this should not be completely dismissed.
Like many practices regarding mental wellbeing, it is all down to the experience of the individual. Whether you take a systematic or spiritual approach to manifesting, if it works for you and helps you reach your targets and goals, there’s no reason you shouldn’t revel in it!