- Ellen Haines
9 Steps To Reinvent Yourself and Manifest Your Desires
Updated: Sep 12, 2022
I created an absolutely amazing workbook of 82 powerful journal prompts + 22 bonus exercises to supercharge your transformation.
Life moves fast. Sometimes it's easy to get swept away in daily tasks and obligations...or Netflix. If you're feeling like life is kind of "meh" right now or you're looking for some inspiration on your self development journey, this is for you.
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw
Follow this step by step process to reinvent yourself and upgrade your life in all aspects.
1. Define who you are becoming
First things, first. How can you know what to do, if you don't know where you're headed? This first step is crucial. Here's what to do -- take out a journal, put on some music you vibe with, and start writing. Create a vivid, clear, picture of the person you're becoming with your words and be as detailed as possible. Write about this future version of you in the present tense, so it's as if you're already this person. This is a manifestation trick that attunes your subconscious mind, to who you are becoming.
Here are some prompts for your journaling:
Who am I becoming?
Who is in your circle? What kind of friends or relationships do you have? Who do you surround yourself with?
What is your lifestyle like?
What do you look like? Define your characteristics, how you dress, and how you carry yourself.
How do you treat others?
What are your daily habits and routines?
What do you do for your career?
How do you feel when you wake up in the morning and as you move through your day?
What positive traits and attributes do you want to embody?
While writing sense how this feels in your body and connect with those emotions. This is a powerful motivation technique that aligns your energy with the energy of your new life. Bonus points if you use visuals, by creating a vision board for yourself.
2. Learn to love yourself, unconditionally
You can't reinvent yourself if all you do is focus on the negative. Lasting change doesn't come from a place of criticism and judgment. It comes from a place of loving yourself and knowing you're worthy of this fabulous life you desire.
In this next step, you're going to list out all of the positive aspects about yourself. Close your eyes, put your hands on your heart and connect to the wonderful qualities you possess. Physical traits, personality traits, life experiences, achievements, challenges you've overcome. Nothing is off limits here.
Don't close your notebook and shove this into a drawer. Keep it nearby and reference it daily! Self love doesn't happen overnight. It takes constant praise, reassurance, and validation. Don't wait for other people to validate you or give you praise. Give yourself praise every. single. day.
Your mind doesn't know the difference between external praise and internal praise (or criticism for that matter). So decide you're worthy and become your own cheerleader. Put little post-it notes that say "I am enough" on your bathroom mirror or fridge. Change your password to "Iamamazing". Celebrate yourself for your achievements and learn to view your failures as growth.
3. Become aware of (and accept) your shadows
We all have aspects of ourselves that we're not proud of and a lot of the time we try to repress or ignore these parts. Shame, blame, guilt, anger, jealousy, temper, holding grudges, victimhood, resentment, fear, judgment, and bitterness are heavy emotions that dampen all aspects of life.