Keeping a journal may sound a bit old fashioned in these computerised days but there are some good reasons for writing about your manifestation.
The main ones are that it keeps you focused on your manifestation goal and also that there’s a much better connection between you and your thoughts when you put pen to paper. Try it if you’re not convinced – it doesn’t take long but it tends to have a positive effect on things.
So, how should you write a manifestation journal?
Have a dedicated book
Personally, I prefer a book with an attractive cover that I’ve chosen from the thousands available online. Other people I know use an exercise book like the ones you used in school – you could always decorate the cover if you go down this route, maybe with some images from your vision board.
Commit to writing in it regularly
If you ever had a diary as a child, you’ll know that the entries got more and more sparse as the year progressed.
That’s normal but it doesn’t help the manifestation process.
Set aside a bit of time each day to write in your journal.
The precise time is less important than setting it and keeping to it. Life has a habit of throwing our schedules out of the way.
My favourite time for writing in a journal is last thing at night, before I go to sleep. This has the advantage that I’ve already stopped using electronic devices and, because it’s reasonably late in the evening, I’m unlikely to get a phone call to interrupt the process. It also sets my mind in the right mindset for a good night’s sleep.
But if you prefer a different time, that’s fine. Just make sure you do this regularly. Ideally daily.
How many words to write?
This depends very much on you, your personal style and how you’re feeling on any particular day.
There’s no set number of words you need to write. I still remember when I was at school we were told to write a set number of words for a regular assignment but I got marked down because my handwriting was small so the “correct” number of words didn’t look enough, When I realised that, I didn’t count the words, I filled the necessary space, even though it was about twice the required word count. My grades went up because I was meeting expectations.
Write as few or as many words as make sense to you on any given day.
And don’t worry if the number of words fluctuates between days – that’s normal.
What to write
Your journal is personal to you, unless you choose to share it.
Which means it can (and probably should) contain your innermost thoughts.
A brain dump is one option. Literally just write whatever comes into your mind about the thing you’re aiming to manifest. And if there’s something you want to get off your mind that’s maybe blocking you (consciously or unconsciously), this is a good way to do it. Just write without editing your words in your head before you write them.
Imagine your future life – this another good way of writing. Go into detail – even if you’ve gone into detail on previous journal entries. Or pick another aspect of your future life and imagine what it will be like when you’ve got there,
Write some affirmations – this is a good method for when your mind goes blank. You’ve probably already written out the affirmations you repeat regularly and you’re probably fairly close to word perfect when you do that. Writing them down reinforces them even more and gets you out of writers block mode.
Being grateful for things that have happened to you during the day is another excellent topic to cover in your manifestation journal. Even if you’ve got a gratitude journal as well. There’s no harm in repetition when it comes to manifesting things into your life.
Positives are another option – it’s good to have a positive mindset anyway and writing these will help to reinforce that.
And if you think you’ve got any blockages that are stopping you from manifesting what you want into your life, take this quick quiz to help identify and clear them.