Create Your Dream Life With the Help of a Manifestation Journal
Manifestation journalling is all the rage right now, but what does it involve exactly and why do you need it in your life?
A manifestation journal essentially works by inviting in whatever you seek to attract. You write in your manifestation journal as though your desires, goals and wishes are already a reality, which helps you to take intentional actions to attract these desires into being.
The overall aim is to activate the “law of attraction” — helping you focus your energy resulting in the manifestation and actualisation of your dreams.
Sound a bit airy fairy? Before you scoff at the idea, check out why you need a manifestation journal in your life.
It Helps You Keep Track of Your Goals
In our increasingly busy world, our minds are forever full of endless inputs and information, leaving us distracted and unfocused on our key goals and desires.
By keeping a record of our deepest desires and goals in a manifestation journal, we’re constantly reminded of what we’re working towards. This can be incredibly motivating and, on days when we’re lacking motivation, can provide the discipline we need, even when things don’t go to plan.
It is said that people who set goals are 10 times more likely to achieve them than those who don’t, so it’s worth spending the time keeping your manifestation journal as a constant reminder of who you are, where you’re going, and why you want to get there.
It Gives You the Chance to Learn From Your Mistakes
It is tempting to give up on a goal once you’ve made a mistake or experienced a form of rejection along the way but this is where a manifestation journal comes in.
By journalling out both your wins and your losses in the pursuit of your goals, you give yourself the chance to reflect on your mistakes, as well as recognise the things that worked out. Your mistakes can be the biggest growth and learning opportunity of all, but only if you bother to take the time to reflect on them, and why they occurred.
It Provides Motivation and Purpose
One of the key pillars to happiness is feeling a sense of purpose and intention. And, there’s no better way to discover this than through manifestation journalling.
Start by taking note of the things you’re passionate about or enjoy doing, then consider the possibilities of where these passions could take you — you’re already working to achieve a goal or something you love.
You’re removing yourself from the feelings of helplessness and emptiness that come with a lack of fulfilment and purpose, and actively working to identify and establish your dreams and direction.
It Helps You Organise Your Thoughts
Think of your manifestation journal as a safe space to brain dump everything that’s going on for you internally. This can help you identify patterns, areas of weakness and opportunity, and achieve a deep understanding and insight into your own mind.
It can also help you organise your time and your actions with intention — after all, the clearer you are on your end goal, the more you’ll actively take steps towards achieving it, and set aside the time and effort required to do so.
By organising your thoughts and reflecting on your inner monologue and desires, you’ll feel clearer and more aligned on your vision. You will also actively work harder to make it a reality.
Starting a Manifestation Journal
That all sounds well and good, but how do you start and maintain a manifestation journal?
— Start With a Prompt
Until manifestation journalling becomes more comfortable and natural, start each journal entry with a prompt, suggestions for which can be found online.
Prompts don’t have to be complex. The idea is to give your mind a place to latch onto, from which your thoughts can travel in whatever direction comes naturally.
— Write as Though Your Dreams Are Already a Reality
If your goal is to become a world-famous fashion designer, for example, no matter how far off or seemingly impossible that may appear, write as though your dreams are happening right here and now.
Instead of “I wish I could be…”, use phrases like “I am…”
Remember, you’re manifesting! You must keep in mind that you’re working towards willfully and intentionally making your goals a reality, so by telling your mind you’ve already achieved them, it expands and more willingly believes in the possibility of you doing so. It’s also incredibly motivating and inspiring — it gives you your why!
— Consider Your Intentions and Actions
A great place to start your daily journal is by setting an intention for the day and considering the actions you’ll take to achieve it.
Whether it’s as simple as to “clean my room” or something more complex like to “launch my new business”, by getting clear on what you’re aiming to achieve, you can be more efficient, organised and strategic in your execution of the steps required to get there.
When you operate from a place of intention, you’re more driven, inspired, and far more likely to succeed.
— Finish With Gratitude
Finish each entry by listing three things you’re grateful for. Not only will this help you to establish joyful, optimistic energy, it will also help you attract whatever you need or want in the pursuit of your goals and dreams.
Gratitude is a really helpful practice when it comes to staying motivated, present and continuing to grow and learn.
There you have it! Now you know how and why you need to start a manifestation journal, all that’s left to do is to start.