Manifesting is one of those terms you’ve probably heard bouncing around in the wellness space, but maybe aren’t totally sure what manifesting is, how to manifest something, or if it’s for you. You have to believe in manifesting for it to work, so I’ve put together 4 simple steps to manifesting that make it tangible and doable!


We often fall into the trap of a scarcity mindset. When we have a scarcity mindset, we operate from a place of fear. A scarcity mindset, although often intended to protect ourselves, closes us off from what could be available to us. We're defensive in an effort to shield ourselves from harm and from losing things we believe to be scarce. Actually, what a scarcity mindset does is drain us of valuable energy and fill us back up with blockages that prevent abundance. 

With a mindset of abundance, we think about what's possible in each situation, the ways in which we can grow and develop, and what we gain. With abundance, we can be open to new opportunities. Abundance gives us energy, and joy, and space to welcome the things that serve us.

Manifesting is a tool to create abundance and leave scarcity behind, so we can accept everything that is available to us.


I practice manifesting when I know what I want and I don’t have it yet. A lot of the time, these are things we don’t think are within our control. For example:

  • A new house with certain characteristics, a job or promotion, or a certain amount of money in my savings account

  • A certain lifestyle, mindset or position

  • More clients, a supportive friend group


Manifesting is the exercise of creating what you want for yourself by

1) Recognizing that you have a choice

2) Utilizing your agency

3) Believing that you can have everything you want because life happens for you, because of you, with you, and not to you.

4) Having gratitude and faith



Cultivate a clear vision of what you want. See yourself in the future doing/being/having the thing you want. What does it look like? How do you feel? Why does it matter to you? What’s possible for you in the future because of this thing? The more detail you can infuse into this vision the better.

Tip: Do a vision meditation. Close your eyes and transport yourself into the future where you are doing/being/having the thing you want. Once you arrive in the future version of your life, note where you are, who you’re with, what you look like, and what you feel like. Ask your future self a question and take note of the answer. Really embody what it feels like to have the thing you want.


Speak what you want into existence using the present tense. For example, “I have______,” “I am ______,” “I feel ______.”

Tip: Say it out loud, like you mean it. Declare it as if it’s true. Then, write it down somewhere where you’ll see it. read it out loud to yourself as many times as you need to to believe it.


Be grateful for the thing that you want, even though you don’t have it yet. Be grateful for it like it’s something you’ve already achieved or obtained, and express the joy you feel from having it. What are you grateful for? Why are you grateful for it?

Tip: Make a gratitude list in a journal for this thing. Your gratitude for the thing you want and why you’re grateful for it. List out all the things you’re grateful for that are a result of having/doing/being the thing you want.

Bonus: Share your gratitude with others. Tell those in your support system what you’re grateful for and why.


When you can clearly identify what you want, embody that vision until you know exactly what it will look and feel and be like when you have it, then be so darn grateful that you have it, the universe will work with you to make it happen. You have the ability to create your own reality. By following these steps regularly, you can manifest the things you want.

Tip: Keep track of the things that you are creating. When something you wanted becomes your reality because you manifested, write it down. When you’re feeling scarcity or fear creep in, you can refer back to this list to reestablish faith, gratitude, and an abundance mindset.