In today’s post, I want to suggest starting a journal.
Even if you’ve never had a journal before, and don’t have one now, notebooks with lined paper can be considered a journal. They don’t have to be pretty or even well-organized. They can just be a place to write down your thoughts when you are listening to your favourite podcast or ideas as they pop into your mind.
What to write?
Use your journal for the practice of writing out your gratitude list, your goals and dreams and your experiences. This helps you to track progress and see that things are really happening for you, even when it seems progress is slow. Write whatever comes up from a meditation or visualization, what insights are revealed as you go about your day, what people or connections come through unexpectedly
Using a journal as a tool
Continue writing your “I am happy and grateful …” statements every day, visualizing greater and greater levels of success, happiness and wealth and include the date each day so you can go back and reflect on what you’ve achieved, even if it’s small step of a larger goal, it’s important to continue to see progress and remain motivated. The more you feel a sense of progress, the more motivated and productive you feel. And so on!
Journal as scrapbook?
In your journal, keep quotes and affirmations that match your goals and dreams, find pictures of people you admire. Cut out images that represent what you want in your life, such as:
Famous people who reflect the life you want to create.
Stacks of dollar bills.
Images of love and creativity.
Shoes (among my favourites)
Purses (also among my favourites)
Anything that helps you feel excitement and joy. Create a journal that will help you create the picture of your perfect life.
Write the screenplay of your dream life
Use your journal to create screenplays that lay out the life you love in detail and visualize yourself acting out the screenplay and fulfilling your desires. Write out the feelings you would feel when you’ve attained your goal, who you’re with, what you’re wearing.
Celebrate milestones in your journal. As you continue to monitor the progress of your goals and dreams, you will find yourself becoming happier, brighter and more positive naturally. Find reasons to be grateful, to see the positive outcomes and the follow your intuition.
Use your journal to document your way to you living a joyful, happy and fulfilled life. Wonderful things will begin to flow easily and abundantly into your life as the universe begins to provide all your needs (and more of your “wants”).
My journal is often just a jumble of post-it notes that I’ve accumulated throughout a day when I hear an idea I want to recall or thought of something I want to remember for later. It doesn’t have to be anything perfect or special but it will represent your journey and it will be fun to look back over time to see how much you’ve accomplished.
Do you have a favourite journaling habit? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!
Love the idea to add pictures to your journal to manifest!
Hi Melissa! I’m not sure if you know Abraham Hicks material but they say “whatever is in this (journal) is”. I just loved that idea! Thanks for your comment!
I have kept journals throughout much of my life since I was 12. They are great for keeping a record, adding adventures, and building memories that will last forever.
Simplyjolayne, I’m sure you’ve enjoyed keeping a record of your life! journaling is new for me and I have about 5 notebooks going at once!
I love the idea of journaling your achievements. It's so uplifting and is a great way to reflect on how far you've come! Thank you for sharing 🙂