How to manifest life goals in 2022

Manifesting could be the key to helping you reach your goals says Sade The Astrology Vixen. Here's how to do it right.


Over the past two years, many of us have felt stuck in a rut when it comes to reaching our life goals. It’s true that the pandemic has limited progression in many ways, from hindering chances of going on that special date thanks to social distancing and hospitality closures, to adding roadblocks in our careers due to furloughs and redundancies. However, while it’s easy to blame it all on COVID-19 and fall into a pattern of disillusionment, in the long run this does nothing to help you fulfill your potential. In the midst of the ennui, many people have turned to self-help strategies in order to spring back from life in the grip of the pandemic. Manifestation is one technique that has gained momentum during this time, its popularity evidenced in the form of YouTube videos, social media quotes and memes – one that springs to mind depicts a Bratz doll accompanied by the words, ‘Shut up, I’m manifesting’.

However, manifestation is nothing new. Its origins lie in New Thought spirituality, which emerged in the early 19th century. Manifestation is based on the Law of Attraction – a belief that positive or negative thoughts lead to positive or negative experiences. For example, if you truly believe that you will meet your ideal partner this year, your belief will become a reality, according to the Law of Attraction.

Obviously, it’s unlikely that your perfect person will appear on your doorstep after one positive thought (but never say never). Manifestation requires changing the way you think on a more permanent level and can often involve daily activities such as repeating mantras, journaling, eating a cleaner diet and reviewing a self-made vision board. To help us unpack this technique, astrologer Sade The Astrology Vixen answers popular questions about manifestation, from practical tips, to what not to do.

Sade Buari
Sade The Astrology Vixen

What are the most important rules of manifestation?

It’s important that we leave lots of room in our lives to allow the universe/ God to align our manifestations. If we’re in environments that no longer resonate with us, or we’re around people who only attract toxicity into our lives, then it limits our manifestation potential. Additionally, when you’re tired, you don’t have the sacred energy to infuse your intentions with your energy – so make sure you’re well rested.

What if I have a thought that goes against what I’m trying to manifest?

We’re all human, so allow yourself to be human. It’s important that whilst we’re in a process of manifesting our desires, we’re gentle with ourselves. Dig deeper into how those seeds of self doubt have been planted, as this will help you grow as a person and will bring more healing into your life.

If I’m trying to manifest money, does that mean I should spend more in order to feel like I’m already living the lifestyle I want?

Not exactly. First, establish whether you are flowing into an “abundant mindset” or ruminating in a “lack mindset” mentality. An abundant mindset understands that money is a resource, where opportunities are limitless. When you’re thinking abundantly, you’re tapping into your creative potential. Creative ideas on how to make more money with ease suddenly appear. However, the Law of Attraction isn’t as simplistic as most spiritual books make it out to be, as we live in systemic conditions which impact underrepresented communities in a variety of ways.

Is there anything that you cannot or should not try to manifest?

Manifestations should come from your higher self, without thinking of an egoic mindset. Greed is a lower vibrational state, which doesn’t support yourself or the collective. How long does manifestation take to work? It takes as long as you don’t think about how “long” it takes. Trust that the universe will grant your wishes.

What are some practical activities that will help with manifestation?

Vision boards are a great tool to use as a visualisation technique. It helps you to picture your manifestations coming into fruition. Another tool I love to use is a method called “scripting”, where you write your manifestations in present tense. For example, write about how you feel in the driving seat of your new car. How does it smell? Make it as sensory as possible. You can do this in a journal or scrap piece of paper. It’s simply the act of writing it down which is your first active step to making the vision a reality.

Manifestation checklist

Incorporate these easy-to-follow habits to keep your energy sky high every day of the week:

  1. Visualise what you want for at least 10 seconds every day
  2. Create a vision board
  3. Write out ‘I am...’ affirmations
  4. Set up goal reminders on your phone
  5. Exercise to elevate your vibration

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