Friends make life worth living. We mostly focus on finding romance, and we often neglect the magic of amazing friendships. Many people feel lonely, isolated, depressed, and disconnected. The pandemic fanned the flames and made more people feel empty inside.
Do you struggle to make friends or wonder how some people easily make friends but you don’t? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’re going to learn a cool trick to attract people to you. It’s manifestation.
If you’ve ever heard of the law of attraction, that’s what manifestation is all about. You can attract the things and people you want in your life using your thoughts and energy.
We manifest our experiences intentionally or unintentionally. Have you noticed how you have a horrible day just because you had a negative feeling at breakfast? It’s the power of manifestation.
So how do you manifest friends?
Know the type of friends you want. Imagine every detail possible and write them down. Visualize yourself hanging out with your potential friend(s). Eliminate the thoughts holding you back, and be patient.
Continue reading to know how to manifest friends in eight simple yet powerful steps.
How To Manifest Friends
We all want to be surrounded by supportive, loving people. Good friends can help us navigate life’s challenges, provide emotional support and make us feel happy.
But how do you manifest friends? It’s actually not as complicated as it may seem.
With a few steps, you can learn to manifest the perfect circle of supportive and caring people that will help bring joy into your life.
1. Know Exactly What You Want
Before you start manifesting friends, you need to be clear on your definition of friendship. Do you need someone you can talk about your problems with or just someone to accompany you to the grocery store?
What does a great friendship mean to you? Answer this question first before you move to the next steps. After that, know the reason why you need friends.
Note that it must be positive for it to work. If you want friends to prove that you’re popular, don’t bother manifesting.
Your reason for manifesting should be genuine, like wanting to develop new relationships or cure your loneliness. The universe is more likely to grant your request when you have a positive reason.
Do you want a vegan friend who lives close to you? Or someone who loves yoga? Don’t imagine vague details like someone who lives in your state. Specificity is key.
If you don’t journal, then you should. It’s a great way to process your thoughts and emotions. When journaling, you don’t have to care about grammatical errors, just write down what you think and how you feel.
After you’ve thought about the type of friend and friendship you want, you can write it down to cement the request. Besides, a journal gives you something to look back on when the universe grants your request.
In the journal, be sure to list all the qualities you seek in a friend and some common interests you want them to have. Also, list what you want out of the relationship and the value you can give to them.
Friendship is not one-sided. If you’re too focused on what you want from your friend, that’s selfish. Write down what you’re bringing to the table and how much your friend will enjoy hanging out with you.
3. Visualize Yourself With Friends
An important part of manifestation is thinking about the results you want. Again, don’t hold back on details, go all out.
Imagine you both walking your dogs in a park together on a sunny day. Visualize how you both would talk about your daily experiences and where you’ll meet.
The aim of visualization is to increase your vibrational energy. The law of vibration states that all things are made of energy and are in a constant vibrational state. So your thoughts and feelings are energy.
Increasing your vibrational energy means you have great self-awareness of your thoughts and emotions. When you raise your vibrational energy, you’ll get more clarity, power, peace, and joy.
So how many times should you visualize? For the best results, you should do it every day until you actualize your manifestation. It only takes a few minutes, and it lifts your mood and spirit.
4. Eliminate Limiting Beliefs
The reason you’re finding it hard to make friends may be that you’ve been telling yourself you can’t. There are many ways you may be limiting yourself.
Saying things like “I never get along with people” or “it’s hard to make friends” do more harm than you think.
These beliefs usually stem from past trauma or experiences. If you found it difficult to make friends in your old neighborhood, your brain is obviously going to NOT bother trying to make friends in your new one. But remember that your past doesn’t define you.
Limiting beliefs program your brain into thinking you can’t make friends, and that’s indirectly manifesting the opposite of what you want.
So how exactly do you get rid of these constant thoughts?
Journaling. Yep, we’re back to it. Write down every negative thought saying you can’t do it, it’ll help you lift the weight off your mind.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can tear out the page and throw it in the trash or burn it. I can assure you that you’ll feel so much better afterward.
5. Recite Positive Affirmations
After acknowledging the thoughts holding you back, the next step is to replace them with positive thoughts. Reciting affirmations reinforces positive thoughts and increases your vibration.
To get the most out of affirmations, you should create your own.
For example, if you wrote that you want a humorous friend in your journal, your affirmation can be “I’ll meet someone with a great sense of humor.”
Affirmations shift your focus away from failures or inadequacies and give you a burst of positivity.
6. Take Action
This is the most important part of the manifestation process. You can’t be watching Netflix at home all day and hope to get the friend you manifested. Manifestation is not a cookie-cutter formula for making friends, you’re going to do most of the work.
Put yourself out there with positive energy, and the chances you’ll meet the person you manifested will be much higher. Don’t pass up any opportunity to make friends and meet new people.
If you’re an introvert, you’ll need to come out of your shell and interact more with people. Join groups and communities near you. If you’ve always procrastinated going to the gym, time to stop and go. In essence, increase your chances of meeting the person you manifested.
After you’ve done all the steps above, don’t be in a hurry to get results or say anything isn’t working. Sometimes it’s the universe trying to test your faith. Go about your day as you normally would, and don’t think too much about the outcome.
Focus on the goal, but don’t be consumed by it. Trust the universe to grant you the result you seek.
8. Be an Amazing Friend
If you want to attract fun friends, be a fun person. You attract people like you, so work on becoming the best version of yourself. Treat others the same way you want to be treated. Listen to your friends, don’t make everything about you.
Be empathic, authentic, and reliable. But most importantly, love yourself. If you feel inadequate or insecure, you’ll project these feelings onto your friendships.
If done well, you’ll easily get the friends you manifest. It really all comes down to your thoughts and attitude.
Remember to be clear about the type of friends you want, visualize, eliminate limiting thoughts, recite positive affirmations, and be patient.