Do you journal regularly? I haven’t always, but I’ve been doing it more often in the past year. As I’ve been working on myself following my painful divorce last year, I’ve turned more and more to journaling and manifestation. By writing down my thoughts, feelings, fears, and gratitude I’m able to see things more clearly. I can also use that time to manifest the blessings into my life that I’m ready for.
Journaling as an Adult
Journaling doesn’t have to be like the diaries we used to write as kids. You know the ones, “Dear diary, he is so cute. I can’t stand it.” or, “Dear diary, my mom is driving me crazy.” Remember those days? lol. Now that I’m older, journaling has become a form of therapy for me. I can sit and write for a few minutes each day, and it helps me to process what I’m going through. There’s something so soothing about the physical act of getting my thoughts and feelings out on paper.
You can journal on a computer or with a paper and pen. I prefer to journal with a pen and paper, because it helps me to focus and slow down my scattered thoughts. So much of what I do all day is online, when I sit with an actual book and let my thoughts and feelings out, it soothes me. I’ve incorporated journaling with my meditation and prayer on a daily basis. All of these things work together really well. They flow into each other. When I do them together as part of my daily routine, I feel more relaxed and more in control of my emotions.
Journaling and Manifestation
When I journal, I do more than just write down what I’ve done that day, or what I’m hoping to do that day. I think there’s definitely a place for that kind of journaling, but I also like to include things I’m working towards. I’ve been studying manifestation recently and it is fascinating! Have you ever studied it?
Manifestation is the practice of choosing your thoughts to attract the outcomes you are hoping for. It’s more than just thinking positively or working towards a goal. When you are actively manifesting things into your life, you are telling yourself that your goals already exist in your life in their completed state.
How to Use Manifestation
For instance, instead of saying to yourself, “I want to get more money or a better job.”, you could say, “Money flows to me easily. I attract wealth and prosperity.” Repeat those sentences to yourself. Do you notice a change in your mind? I know for me, when I changed how I talked about my goals I felt more positive and self-assured. The more you incorporate manifesting into your daily life, the more you will notice that your goals, dreams, and hopes start to flow into your life naturally. Don’t believe me? Try it!
There have been days that I’ve been a little stumped on how I want to manifest things and how to incorporate it into my journaling. If you are just getting started, here are some journaling prompts you can use to get started manifesting:
How You Can Learn More about Manifestation
There are lots of books and guides on Manifestation out right now. Here are a few that I recommend. Have I missed your favorites? Tell me in the comments!
- The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard
- The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
- Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
- Wishes Fulfilled by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
I know that using journaling and manifestation together has helped me in more ways than I realize. I also love that I now have a record of my thoughts and feelings during this time of my life. There have been so many changes in my personal life over the past year and there will be even more changes in the years to come. I’m glad that I have already started this habit of journaling and manifestation so I can continue it in the years to come.