When you begin dipping your toes into manifestation it can feel very daunting. If you look on social media you’ll find people who claim to be manifesting cars, houses, or $100,000 months, and for some people this can be really inspiring, but for others it can be so intimidating that you don’t even want to try.
For manifestation to work you have to have faith in the process, that’s why it helps beginners to start to manifest small things first. This allows you to gain confidence in your manifesting skills, and then you can move onto bigger things knowing that it will happen for you.
Just because these examples of things to manifest are simple or easy doesn’t mean they aren’t valuable. Appreciating the little things in life makes receiving the big things even sweeter.
You don’t even have to be new to manifestation to play with this list, these are positive things for anyone to manifest at any time.
The Basics of Manifestation
If you aren’t familiar with the manifestation process, here are the basic steps:
- Set the intention to manifest something you strongly desire and are in full alignment with – meaning you have a compelling reason for why you want it.
- Believe you can have it and deserve it. Work through any resistance and limiting beliefs around why you “can’t” have it.
- Be a co-creator with the Universe by taking inspired action the help create and receive it. The Universe will give you opportunities and your job is to be open to them.
The first step, setting an intention, is easy. Decide what you want and make sure it’s an authentic desires, not something that other people think you should want.
The second step is what challenges people most I think. If you’re trying to manifest something big that you’ve never experienced before there is probably going to be a fair amount of doubt. Manifestation requires shifting your beliefs and energy and trusting that it’s meant for you. You have to believe getting what you want is inevitable.
When you decide to manifest something small and easy there won’t be nearly as much doubt, so you can build evidence of your ability to manifest what you want and momentum towards your bigger goals and dream.
How to Start Manifesting Simple Things
The first thing you need to do is have fun with the process. Don’t take it too seriously, because that will only create resistance to your manifestation.
Next, choose to manifest something that will make you happy, if it bores you don’t bother. Set the intention to manifest it, and then go about your day. You don’t have to go hunting for it, it will come to you.
You manifestation might come that day, but it could also take a week or two so don’t give up if it doesn’t show up 5 minutes after asking for it.
Then, when you manifest these little things be thankful! Holding the energy of gratitude makes you a more powerful manifestor. Consistently feeling and practicing gratitude helps you attract more reasons to be grateful.
Feeling thankful because you got a good parking space or you saw a butterfly creates a beautiful feedback loop of sending gratitude out into the universe and then receiving more things to be grateful for back. Amazing, right?!
Ok, now that you know the basics, lets get into these examples of things to manifest when you’re just starting out.
Examples of Small Things to Manifest for Beginners
1. Your Favorite Color
Isn’t it amazing how many colors exist in the world? I don’t know about you but some colors just make me really happy, so it’s nice to manifest seeing them around.
If there’s a color that makes you happy set the intention to find that exact shade out in your environment. Maybe you’ll find it a neighbor’s flowerbed, in a shop, or on the drive home. Perhaps you’ll see it once and it makes a big impact on you, or you’ll notice that this color has been around you all the time but you just didn’t see it before.
2. Finding a Dog or Cat to Pet
If you want an instant boost of joy, manifest finding a dog or cat to pet.
This one is easily my favorite and in fact last night I decided to put this to the test and I manifested petting a random dog this morning!
3. A Free Cup of Coffee
A cup of coffee is a simple pleasure that can easily be manifested. Imagine someone handing you a free cup of coffee. You don’t need to know who will give it to you or where you’ll be, but you can visualize smelling it, tasting it, and feeling so excited and grateful to receive it.
You could it get from a visiting friend or family member, or maybe from someone at work. Maybe the person in front of you at the drive-through will pay for it. Be open to any possibility.
4. A Butterfly or Hummingbird
Butterflies and hummingbirds are considered signs from the universe, and they are beautiful things to manifest seeing in the world.
I have some citrus trees outside my window and for the past week or two I’ve seen a black and yellow butterfly fluttering around the trees, but it never stopped in one place so I could get a good look at it.
Finally I sent a request to the Universe for the butterfly to land long enough for me to fully admire it’s beauty, and a few days later I got my wish.
5. A Lost Item
We’ve all lost something we needed, so try manifesting something that’s gone missing. For this one it’s important to set the intention, imagine yourself finding it, and then relax. You might suddenly remember where you left it, or someone else could find it for you. Don’t obsess about when or how.
6. Five Dollars
Money is one of the most popular thing people try to manifest, and the most intimidating because we have so many money blocks that get in the way.
Start off manifesting a small amount of money, it could be a penny on the ground or $5-$10 dollars. If you get a gift card or someone buys a meal for you, that totally counts as finding money!
7. A Phone Call
You’ve probably already done this one before without thinking about it, but you can easily manifest a call or text from someone. Just think about someone you’d like to talk to, let go of the desire and go about your day, and sooner or later your phone will start ringing.
8. A Great Parking Space
We all love getting a parking spot right in front of the building, so this is a fun one to manifest. When you’re driving somewhere visualize finding the perfect open spot right where you want it and know with certainty that it’s got your name on it.
If it doesn’t happen the first time, keep trying! Manifestation can be like a muscle you have to exercise a few times to build up strength.
Laughter is such a positive thing to manifest! Maybe someone will tell you a funny joke, you’ll see a puppy do something adorable, or you’ll catch your favorite comedy on tv. There are so many ways to attract joy, see how many times the universe can make you laugh in one day.
10. Repeating Numbers
Whether you have a lucky number or not, repeating numbers is a cool thing to manifest. Look out for repeating numbers like 111 or 2626, and if you want you can google it to find out what it means. Just search ‘angel number ___’ and see what comes up.
Try setting the intention to get advice from the exact kind of expert you need. I’m not talking about your uncle Joe who thinks he knows everything, I’m talking about finding someone who has experience and knowledge about what you need.
Once when I was a kid my mom, siblings and I were on the way to the court house because my mom’s ex husband was harassing her. We drove past a woman walking to the bus stop being followed and harassed by her ex in a truck and my mom offered her a ride. Turns out she worked at the court house and was able to help my mom.
That’s the kind of advice and help I’m talking about manifesting. Be open and trusting that you’ll find the right person to help you.
12. Your Favorite Song
There’s something about a favorite song that just feels so good. It makes you happy, it motivates you, and it just puts a smile on your face.
Manifest hearing your favorite song, the one that you can’t help but sing along to. By focusing on this small thing, you can start to create a more positive mood and outlook for yourself. And who knows, maybe by focusing on the small things, you’ll be able to manifest the bigger things too!
13. An Unexpected Gift
When we think of manifesting, we often think of things like wealth, love, and happiness. However, there are many easy things to manifest that can improve our lives in small but significant ways. For example, one thing to manifest is expecting and accepting unexpected gifts.
When we open ourselves up to the possibility of receiving unexpected gifts, we are aligning ourselves with the flow of abundance in the universe. We may not always know what these gifts will be, but by staying open and trusting that the universe will provide for us, we can experience greater peace and joy in our lives.
14. The Perfect Idea
One easy thing to manifest is the perfect idea. When you need an idea for a project, or you’re stuck on what to do next, simply ask for the perfect idea. Then relax and eventually it will come to you.
Be open to receiving ideas from all sources, both inside and outside of your own mind. The perfect idea is out there waiting for you!
15. Great Sleep
One of the easiest things to manifest is a great night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep allows your body and mind to regenerate and rejuvenate, preparing you for another day. There are several things you can do to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
To start with, make sure your sleeping environment is dark, quiet, and cool. You may want to invest in blackout curtains or an eye mask to block out any light. Earplugs can help drown out any noise that may be keeping you awake.
Avoid caffeine before bedtime and avoid working or using electronic devices in bed. The bright light from screens can keep you awake. Establish a regular bedtime routine and stick to it as much as possible. This will help cue your body that it’s time for sleep.
You can also use these affirmations for sleep. When my mind is running wild repeating a few affirmations helps me fall asleep quickly.
16. Quality Time With a Loved One
It you’ve been busy or just haven’t been able to spend time with a partner, friend, or family member, then manifest the opportunity to spend quality time with them.
Set the intention to find the time and place to connect with them on a deeper level and enjoy being together. Maybe both of you will unexpectedly have free time that you can spend together or learn about a local event happening that you’d both enjoy. Perhaps you just meet for coffee for 30 minutes. Be open to anything.
17. An Act of Kindness
Try manifesting a random act of kindness from someone.
One way to increase your chances of experiencing the magic of unexpected kindness is to perform random acts of kindness for others. This could involve doing something as simple as holding a door open for someone or paying for someone’s coffee at Starbucks.
Take any opportunity you get to do something kind for someone else and make their day, it will come back to you.
18. A Moment of Calm and Peace
Another simple thing to manifest is a sense of calm and peace. When life gets chaotic, take a few minutes to center yourself and ask the universe to send you a moment of serenity.
When you ask for this you’ll start to notice the moments between the chaos where you are able to mentally and physically be still and be present. These moments, however brief, help carry you through the challenges in life with a little more grace.
19. The Solution to a Problem
You can manifest the solution to almost any problem as long as you stay focused on receiving a positive solution, rather than the frustration of the challenge you’re experiencing.
Close your eyes and imagine the solution showing up and how good it feels to have the problem resolved. Imagine feeling the relief of something or someone appearing and helping you solve an issue.
You don’t have to know exactly what the solution looks like or who will offer it, you only have to focus on the feeling of the issue being solved.
20. Meeting Someone New
You can manifest the right person coming into your life as long as you set the intention to be open it and believe that it will happen.
Be open to meeting someone new in any setting, whether it’s at a party, work, or your favorite coffee shop. Pay attention to the people around you and be ready to strike up a conversation with anyone who seems interesting. The more you focus on attracting a new person into your life, the more likely it is that you will meet them soon.
Believe in the power of manifestation and see what happens!
Now that you’ve got a list of small things to manifest, you can start playing with the Universe. Take a week or two to manifest as many things on this list as you like, and then go after other things that would feel good to you.
As you build up evidence that you can manifest all sorts of things, your bigger desires will become easier to receive.
Set the intention, believe it’s possible, and have fun with it! Let the Universe be your playground.