Focusing on your goals can be difficult, especially when life gets in the way.
Journaling is a powerful tool that can help you stay focused on your target and keep track of all the positive changes you make along your manifestation journey.
But what is journaling and how does it work?
This guide will teach you everything you need to know about journaling and why it should be one of your go to manifestation techniques.
What is journaling and how does it work?
Journaling is a process of documenting your thoughts, feelings, desires, and experiences on paper. It is often used in the form of diary entries.
It’s a way of using the power of writing to help you manifest things that you desire into your life.
Journaling is simple in theory all you need to do is write how you feel, how you see yourself in the future, and how your life will go on from there.
The journaling process helps to give your subconscious mind a clear idea of what it is that you want.
Your subconscious mind then begins working for you, manifesting these things into reality by creating a bridge of incidents (such as connections with the right people, being in the right place at the right time, receiving helpful advice, etc.) that will bring your desires to fruition.
Why is journaling so powerful?
Journaling daily is powerful because it’s how we can gain valuable insight into the “WHY” behind our thoughts, feelings, and desires.
As a result of consistent writing, you will be able to identify what your true desires are (what gives you fulfillment) which in turn will allow you to go after them with the utmost effort possible.
The power of journaling comes from how it can help you uncover what is really important to your life.
When we write how we feel, how our day was, and how things are looking in the future, journaling becomes a reflection that allows us to see why these details matter so much.
Ultimately, by writing down all of those little insights about yourself on paper, you’ll be able to take action in a much more focused and effective way.
Also, when we write out our desires they become more concrete in our subconscious mind than if we just thought about them.
What are the benefits of journaling?
Journaling appeals to some people, while for others the concept sounds about as exciting as cleaning their bedroom. If you don’t currently journal on a regular basis, it might be worth reconsidering.
There are tons of benefits in recording your thoughts and desires, some of the most notable ones are as follows:
- Promotes mental health by getting rid of unwanted emotions and baggage that are holding you back.
- Keeps your thoughts organized and your goals in sight.
- Increases your focus on the things that truly matter most to you rather than being pulled away by other distractions.
- Helps you develop a sense of gratitude and appreciation for how things are now.
- Helps you to be more present in the moment by focusing on what’s happening right now.
- Help you in developing a strong connection with yourself by getting in touch with how you feel, how you see yourself and how life will be from there on out.
- Encourages you to take more risks in life than you would have before journaling because it gives you a sense of security that everything will be okay.
- Allows you to keep track of how you’re progressing toward your goals.
- Helps you to reflect on your life at the end of the day which is an excellent workout for your brain.
- Helps you build confidence and self-love when you realize how much power you hold.
How to journal daily for manifestation success?
Follow the steps laid down below to get the most out of your journaling efforts:
Step 1: Use a diary or notebook
Keep a diary or notebook that you can easily carry around with you.
This way you can write in it as soon as a new thought or idea comes to you so that you don’t forget about it later on when you start writing.
Use pen and paper for journaling and avoid electronic devices because the physical act of writing is how our brains are best wired to remember things.
Step 2: Decide a fixed time for your journal practice
I would recommend you journal twice a day – Morning and night.
Journaling the moment you wake up sets your day off on the right foot and journaling before you go to sleep helps you to reflect on how your day went and what you want to change tomorrow.
Although it is recommended to journal twice a day, if that’s not possible, you can still benefit from doing it once a day.
Preferably, keep a fixed time for journaling, for example – 6 a.m. in the morning and 10 p.m. in the night everyday.
By fixing your daily journaling time, you will find it easier to keep the habit going.
Step 3: Date your journal entries
Begin your journal entry with a date, this way you can easily track how your thoughts and feelings change over time.
There are numerous perks to dating your journal entries, the most important one is it helps you with pattern recognition like how the quality of your thoughts correlates with the speed of your manifestation.
For example, if your desires are not manifesting as quickly as you would like, open your journal and examine your thoughts and feelings in the past few weeks.
See if there is a pattern you can identify, like how negative thoughts lead to slower manifestation or how positive thoughts lead to faster manifestation.
Make a note of these patterns and adjust your writing tone and style to the one that gave you the best results.
Step 4: Use Journal prompts
Have you ever felt like you wanted to start a journal but didn’t know what to write about?
In such situations, use journal prompts to gain clarity.
Journal prompts help you to focus on what to write by providing a direction for your thoughts.
Below are some writing prompts to help you think about your life, your perspective, and what you want:
- What am I grateful for?
- What are three things that would make my day better?
- What is lacking in my life? how can I fill this void?
- What is one thing I want to accomplish this year
- Who is one person I am trying to let go of?
- What is my biggest fear in life right now? how can I work through it?
- What do I like about myself?
- Am I happy with how life is going?
- How am I feeling today?
- If I could go back and change one thing what would that be?
- What is one new habit I want to start today?
- How much money do I want to make this year?
- Who do I want in my life?
- Is it time for a new job?
- Where do I want to live?
- When do I want to retire?
- What is my definition of success?
- Why do I keep repeating the same mistakes? how can I stop this pattern?
- What do I want to be remembered for?
- Is there someone in my life that is draining me? how can I change this dynamic with them?
- If money was no object, what would I do with my time?
- Am I afraid of change? how can I overcome this fear?
- What is one thing that brings me joy every day?
- What is one thing I am most grateful for?
- What am I holding onto that no longer serves me?
You can take help of these questions or make up your own to get your creative juices flowing and never run out of topics to journal about.
Step 5: Pick a journaling method
For best results, I would recommend you to use any of the two method listed below:
Method 1 – Write about your specific desire:
Use this method to manifest a specific desire, goal, or dream – like getting laid, finding your soulmate, attracting money, etc.
So, if you are listening to one of my subliminals and want to manifest $100k per month then your journal entry can be something like this:
“I am a multimillionaire and enjoy the best things money can buy. I have $1m in my chase bank account right now. I absolutely love how everything is falling into place for me.
It is such an exciting time in my life and I can’t be more grateful to have a continuous flow of $100k into my bank account every month.
My family never worries about paying for things because of all the money I make from multiple sources.
My $50k education loan is completely paid off and I am so excited about living my life being financially free and secure”.
In this method, we are writing only about one desire and how it makes us feel in different aspects of our life.
Method 2 – Script your ideal life:
Use this scripting method to design your dream life in general. Here, we are not focusing on a specific desire but rather how you would like your perfect life to be.
So, your journal entry can be something like this:
“I am so blessed to be living my dream life now. I wake up every day excited about how I can make myself and those around me even happier.
I’m in a loving, supportive relationship with someone (write his/her name) who supports me unconditionally, which has made me the person that I want to be.
We have been living our own version of happily ever after for over 5 years now, and it feels like we’re just getting started.
I spend my time volunteering and giving back to the community, which is an amazing feeling because it’s how I got here.
Every day when I go to work, I know how valued my talents are, how appreciated I am and how much people need me.
I am paid extremely well ($100k per month) and I love what I do.
I am a mentor to others who want to be in my position, or better yet, make their own dream come true too.
We have just moved into a beautiful new villa and are looking forward to enjoying it for years to come”.
Again, here the objective is to be very free flowing with your thoughts and write down anything and everything that you feel would create your perfect life.
Step 6: Write in the first person and use present tense
Write your journal entries in the first person (I, me, my, mine, and myself) because journaling is an exercise in self-awareness and understanding how you feel.
Talk to yourself as if you were talking to a close friend because this will prevent you from being judgemental and too hard on yourself.
Avoid journaling in the third person (he, him, his, himself, she, her, hers, herself, it, its, itself, they, them, their, theirs, and themselves) as this will make the entire exercise feel very impersonal.
Also, write in the present tense as if whatever you are writing about has already happened.
Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and imagination. So, as you keep journaling in the present tense your subconscious mind is tricked into believing what you are writing about is already happening.
This sets into motion a chain of events that will manifest your desire into reality.
Step 7: Write as many details as possible
The more you write about how awesome your life can be from now onwards, the easier it becomes to manifest it into reality.
Write out how you want everything to look like? how much money do you want? what kind of relationship or job should you have? Write these things down and get really detailed in order to set the wheels in motion.
Don’t hold back, write how you would like your life to be and how happy it would make you feel each day.
Be as specific as possible in order to get results faster because the more details you can provide, the easier it is for your subconscious mind to work out the “HOW” and make things happen.
See the examples of journal entries in ‘Step 4’ above to get started.
Step 8: Keep a positive attitude and open mind
Keep an open mind and a positive attitude throughout the process so that you can fully enjoy the act of journaling.
When you journal, your thoughts are on how good things will be. You should never focus on how they currently are because this is just a manifestation of how the ‘old’ version of you was feeling.
Always think about what good could happen to make yourself feel better instead of dwelling on all that may not go according to plan.
Once you are done with your writing for the day, close your journal and put it away.
Obsessing over your desires takes up a lot of mental energy and can leave you feeling burned out and less motivated to journal consistently.
Step 9: Review your journal regularly
Reviewing your journal will help you to see whether the manifestation process has been working for you.
Reading over past entries can be illuminating because it shows how much has been accomplished? how far you’ve come? and how much more you have to go?
Reviewing your past entries will also allow you to reflect on how things were going at certain points in time? what was working? what wasn’t working? how different events affected your manifestation process?
These insights will help you make adjustments and fine tune your journaling process to help you manifest faster.
So, don’t just write for the sake of writing. Go back and reflect on your journal entries every month to make sure you’re on the right track.
How to make journaling a habit?
Journaling can be a difficult habit to form but with a little conscious effort on your part, it can become a daily practice like brushing your teeth.
Use the tips below to get into the groove of writing everyday:
- To form a habit it takes about 21 days of doing the activity consistently. So, keep a goal of journaling for 21 days without any breaks.
- Set reminders on your phone everyday.
- Find an accountability partner who is working on manifesting the same thing as you are.
- Keep your journal in a place where you will see it often.
- Start with just five minutes of writing each day, then gradually increase the time as you build momentum.
- Make a journaling schedule that suits your lifestyle. This will reduce possible excuses of why you’re not journaling.
- Invest in a journal to be used solely for manifesting purposes. When your spend money you are more likely to follow through.
- Write down all your goals that have manifested with the help of journaling. This will keep you motivated.
- If you’re struggling with procrastination listen to subliminals, affirmations, hypnosis and meditations related to “Journaling”. You will find plenty on YouTube.
- Reward yourself every week for journaling consistently. You’ll reinforce your actions and unconsciously associate it with pleasure, this is a great way to reaffirm and encourage new habits.
How to hide your journal?
If you’re worried about people snooping through your journal then the best way is to not have a journal in the first place. Use loose papers instead for journaling.
After you’re done writing just scan the paper and save a digital copy of it on your computer for review.
You can now dispose of the paper without having to worry about anyone reading it.
The power of journaling can’t be underestimated.
It has the ability to help you manifest your desires and make them come true faster than if you never wrote anything out or hadn’t written in a journal at all.
So what’s the takeaway here? Journaling doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require consistency.
Start with something simple, write how you feel today. Be honest and tell the truth about how you’re feeling both physically and emotionally.
You’ll be surprised how just writing down your thoughts can soothe your soul while also helping you become more mindful of what’s really going on in your life right now.
It may sound like a lot of work at first, but it’s easier than you think and the rewards are so worth it.