“Manifesting,” or the technique of thinking of aspirational ideas with the goal of making them actual, has never been more popular.
Google searches, for instance, the term increased by 669 percent from late March to mid-July. The clause “Shut up, I’m manifesting” is one of 2020’s defining memes.
Even before the pandemic, though, interest has been gradually rising since roughly 2017, coinciding with the emergence of wellness and self-care conversations.
Professionals and influencers espousing these methods were making money at the same time that stereotypically woo-woo activities involving crystals, essential oils, tarot, and energy waves were reaching the common consciousness.
Furthermore, the power of one’s thoughts has something to do with self-improvement, so stick with us and see why you should start manifesting, too.
1. It gives you hope
Manifesting helps us see the light as it helps lift our burdens through introducing possibilities. Most of the time we think our dreams are impossible but manifesting allows us to see that it might be possible. In the long run, hope becomes inspiration and motivation for us to pursue and fight for what we manifested.
2. It keeps you motivated
As we become hopeful for change and possibilities in our lives, it actually motivates us to work hard and try to achieve the goals we set for these changes. We begin to see ourselves in a new light, we begin to see our capabilities, that we can do it if we want. That we can power through the challenges, we just have to believe.
3. It helps boost your mental health and self-esteem
When we manifest something, we start to believe not only in luck but also in ourselves. The positive thoughts we think help us realize our own potential to excel and change our lives. It relieves us from stress and anxiety of the future for we know our chances of succeeding. With this, we keep our mental health stable as we keep happy and positive that help us become more productive thus helping us achieve our goals.
4. There’s no harm in manifesting
The result of a manifestation can only be two. First, it happens and you rejoice. Second, it doesn’t happen. But either way, it brings fulfillment to a person knowing you were able to do your best along with your manifestation.
At the end of the day, we can never know what will happen in the future. However, if one thing is for sure, it’s that we are the ones who make it through hard work and maybe a little bit of manifesting.