In the Law of Attraction, you may have noticed that experts in manifestation often praise the power of journaling. Keeping a journal helps boost positive thinking and you can develop a clearer vision of your dreams. However, if you’ve never had a journal before then you may feel a little lost and intimidated at first, unsure of what to write.
This Article to Law of Attraction journaling will help you develop a clearer understanding of why and how keeping a journal can be so beneficial to your manifestation journey. Following that, we’ll introduce you to scripting – a fantastic Law of Attraction technique that’s related to journaling. We’ll explain exactly what it and take you through the steps you need to take to ensure scripting enhances your manifestation.
Learning How To Journal
There are many ways you can journal and rather than staring at a blank page, not knowing what to do, you can learn techniques that make you get into a flow much quicker and actually enjoy the process! Using techniques, prompts and guidelines will get you journaling pages and reaping all of its benefits in no time!
The Benefits Of Journaling
While it’s likely that you already know some of the ways in which keeping a journal can improve your life, most people underestimate the power of this daily habit. Let’s take a closer look at five of the most significant benefits that journaling can have on your well-being.
When you keep a regular journal, it’s a little like maintaining a constant dialogue with yourself. It encourages you to reflect on what you’re really feeling and thinking, prompting you to ask deeper questions about who you are and what you truly want from life. This is a great technique to develop self-awareness which is key to living your best life. Without a journal, it’s easy to stay so busy that you don’t really reflect on what’s going on under the surface. All kinds of things can be left under-explored, from anxieties to your dreams.
Journaling can assist you in developing a more compassionate attitude towards yourself.
Approach the dialogue in your journal the way you would with a friend, you then subconsciously take on that message.
Higher self-esteem can follow as a result.
Keeping a journal helps you to externalize your worries, making it less unlikely that you’ll get caught in a loop of unproductive thinking. Focusing on your challenges can help you organize your thoughts and make more sense of the situation.
For example, writing a stream of consciousness helps to gradually turn it into something more organized and linear.
In general, fans of journaling also say that the process helps them to become better problem-solvers – even when they’re not using their journal to solve a problem. Plausibly, journaling hones your analytical skills, improves your ability to express yourself and gives you much-needed practice in viewing issues in a balanced way.
Journaling is an incredible stress management tool. You can write absolutely anything without having to pass it through a filter – this means you can be as angry, sad, joyful or confused as you currently feel, all without the risk of judgment or worries about how other people might react. Writing honestly in a journal is powerfully cathartic, helping you to avoid bottling up feelings that ultimately drag you down.
Once you’ve poured out your heart and soul, it’s highly likely that you’ll feel much more clear-headed. It’s like ranting to a good friend, but with no limitations on what you can say or how long you can spend on the topic. Meanwhile, the log of your stress can help you in the future. For example, it can make it easier to spot patterns in the things that stress you out and can help you identify strategies that continuously work in helping you to calm down.
Tune In To Yourself
On a related note, there’s also an important connection between journal writing and managing your overall mood. You tune in to yourself when you write a journal entry, connecting with where you really are in the present moment. In this sense, it’s a form of mindfulness, anchoring you and improving your focus. And you probably know from reading about meditation, any form of mindfulness improves emotional regulation over time. In other words, the more mindfulness you practice, the better able you are to identify and exert some influence over your feelings.
Journaling also encourages you to tune in to your imaginative side. In having to find the right words, phrases, and images to convey your feelings, you develop your language skills and gain confidence in your self-expression. If you approach journaling with a free, playful attitude, it can start to unlock a more creative part of you that many people leave behind after childhood.
Achieve Your Life Goals
Finally, you might be skeptical about the link between journaling and achieving your life goals, but there are good reasons to think there is a robust link there.
Firstly, consider that you often write down your biggest dreams, even if you’ve never voiced these dreams to anyone else.
Psychologists say, when we write something down, we send a signal to our brains that the thing is important.
A part of our brains – the RAS – then starts to look around the world for ways to achieve the goals.
In addition, notice that writing a detailed dream for the future is very similar to practicing creative visualization exercises. Both help you to fully believe in your goals and to send out the right signals required to manifest the things you most desire.
Journaling Tips And Techniques
Now that you know why you should spend time journaling, let’s take a closer look at how to do it well! We’ll offer you a range of prompts, alongside some specific journaling styles that should help you get into a daily writing habit that works for you.
If you’re finding it hard to get started, journaling prompts are an effective way to get you into the right headspace for writing. Here are a few to get you started:
* What’s the best thing that happened to you today, and why? How can you get more of that in your life?
* What upset you today, and why?
* How can you show yourself kindness and self-love today?
* Where do you want to be, and what is the main thing stopping you from being there?
* What are five areas of life in which you’d like to improve?
* What is one thing you want to approach differently tomorrow?
* How have you made yourself proud today?
* If you could take one lesson away from the day’s experiences, what would it be and why?
Morning Pages: Stream Of Consciousness
Sometimes known as “morning pages”, journal entries are written first thing in the morning offers a few unique benefits. Firstly, your mind is free and clear from external input, as you haven’t yet become fully reimmersed in your day.
This means you’ll get a more authentic insight into your thoughts, especially if writing in a stream of consciousness.
Writing in the morning can help you set the tone for the day, including reviewing your goals for the day.
To start a morning pages habit, make sure that your diary is the very first thing you reach for when you wake up! This means not checking your work email or starting to scroll through social media. So, it’s smart to keep your journal (and a pen) right by your bedside.
Short Journal Entries
Short journal entries can be written at any time of the day, and they focus on making sure that you get something down onto the page every day. After all, you might not have time for half an hour every day, but almost everyone can fit in 5 minutes of journaling. Don’t feel that your entries have to be long and detailed – the most important thing is simply to get into the habit of journaling.
In fact, there are reasons to support that short journal entries can provide unique insights. If you only write down a few quick thoughts or events that seem important each day, you’ll soon begin to see patterns emerge. What stressors are reoccurring? What things make you happiest? What overlapping themes underline most of your struggles? Short journal entries can reveal the answers to all of these questions, especially over several months.
Daily Journal Prompts
Now, even with the above encouragement, you might find yourself staring down at your journal and feeling like you just don’t know what to write. Don’t worry – it’s tough to come up with journaling ideas if you’re not used to the process. Here are some prompts that will get you started.
Journal Prompts For Self Discovery
The following prompts are ideal if you’re trying to really understand your wants and needs. Journal prompts for self-discovery are especially useful if you’re not sure what your life purpose really is, or what your key values might be.
1. I really wish others knew this about me…
2. What 5 things are important for you to embrace?
3. If you loved yourself unconditionally, what would you be doing differently? How can you incorporate these aspects into your life?
4. What do you love about your life?
5. When did work feel inspiring, necessary and satisfying to you?
6. List everything that inspires you —books, websites, Inspirational quotes, artwork, videos or things in nature. Why do they inspire you? How do they make you feel?
7. What is something you need or would like to learn? To bring a spark to your life?
8. Where do you see yourself in 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months?
9.List three things that light you up?
10. What does your perfect day look like?
If you’re going through a challenging situation and journaling is mainly meant to help you tackle this, reflection questions can help you gain clarity and self-awareness. In particular, these prompts focus on trying to help you shift your perspective and see your challenge in a fresh, positive light.
1. If I could talk to my younger self, What would I say?
2. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
3. Reflect on your biggest mistakes or failures, what did you learn?
4. What no longer serves you? What is holding you back?
5. How do you want to improve yourself?
6. Explore and dive deep into how you have grown in the past year.
7. How do you want to be remembered?
8. What drives your everyday decisions? Love, Fear, Or Obligation?
9. What is the best advice you could give someone?
10. What is the biggest priority in your life?