Have you wanted to start getting into journaling? Here are 10 tips to remember!
So you are thinking about getting into journaling, huh?
I promise this is going to be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. There are so many benefits to journaling. But to name a few, here are some awesome results you can expect from it!
And to think, that is just the beginning!
I know personally, through the daily practice of journaling, it has been able to get me through so much! From the highs, like when I got published, to the lows like my husband’s deployment and post-partum depression, my journals have seen it all.
I know how much journaling has been incredibly beneficial to my life, so I cannot wait to see what it does in your life!
So as you start journaling, here are 10 tips to remember along the way!
The first (and one of the most important) tips to remember is that journaling is the journey to self-discovery and self-awareness. Through journaling, you can realize who you are at your core being.
Maybe you are a stay-at-home mom who wants to start a side hustle. Through journaling, you realize the potential you have and decide to take the leap of faith and go after your dreams. (If that’s you, by the way, you are going to want to pick up this journaling freebie!)
Or if you are in a hard season of life, through journaling, you realize your self-worth and just how wonderful you truly are!
Whatever the case may be, journaling is the first step to discovering who you truly are on the inside. (Cue Moana singing “How Far I Go”)
Another tip to remember is that it is best to use journaling as a daily practice. By making it a daily practice, you create a healthy habit to detox any clutter in your mind and create space.
Also, this is a way to show up for yourself. A time where you can relax and focus on what’s on your heart and mind. Anymore, it’s so easy to get scooped up into life’s hardships and dramas. By journaling daily, you are making time for yourself.
Want to gain more self-awareness? Journal prompts are for you! Journal prompts are great for getting to know yourself better. You can ask questions to reflect on why you do what you do; where do your thought and beliefs step from?
Here are a few journal prompts to get you started!
Journal prompts are also great when you want to write, but you have no idea what to say. By asking yourself questions, you are allowed to reflect!
(By the way, if you are struggling with any limiting beliefs, you are going to want to check out the Limiting Beliefs to Unlimited Abundance Journaling Prompts & Affirmations)
Feeling bummed about yourself? Journaling is great for pepping yourself up through affirmations! Affirmations are quotes that empower you to become a better version of yourself. An example of an affirmation would be…
“I believe and love myself. I am becoming the absolute best version of myself.”
Journals are also awesome for prayers. You can pray for others or pray for what you want or desire!
Here’s a fun fact; you can never be mad and grateful at the same time. By creating a gratitude list, you are instantly putting yourself in a lighter and brighter mood.
On my hard days, writing a gratitude list reminds me of how blessed I am to live the life I am living.
If you are into manifestation, one of the best ways to manifest what you desire is by being grateful and giving thanks for what you do have and what is on its way to you.
One of the best parts of journaling is that it is a no-judgment zone. You can truly express what is on your heart and mind without anybody judging you.
With that said, if you make a grammatical or spelling error, don’t worry about it! It’s not like you have to report your journal back to your English teacher!
On that same note, don’t edit yourself. If you read what you wrote back and think to yourself, “well, maybe this doesn’t make sense.” it really doesn’t matter.
If you are into writing to-do lists, journaling is definitely for you! By writing your to-do lists in your journal, you can reference back in it to make sure that you are on top of your tasks for the day.
Personally, I make “To-Manifest” lists. I learned this method from Kathrin Zenkina. By writing “to manifest” instead of “to-do,” you are stepping into a more feminine flow during the day, and you may see that others might step in and help you tackle what’s on your list!
Whether you are writing short or long-term goals, journaling is a great way to put your goals on paper. A study by the Dominican University of California concluded that you are 40% more likely to achieve them by writing your goals on paper! Imagine how much success you will have all by writing your goals in your journal!
Also, journaling is a great way to set intentions. By setting your intention, you are putting out what you want to create in your life. If you are into spirituality and manifestation, think of this as step 1 to creating your dream life,
If you are into personal development, more than likely, you are familiar with limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs are the beliefs that hold you back in your daily life. These thoughts lie in your conscious and subconscious brain, and journaling is a great way of recognizing what your limiting beliefs are.
A great way to figure out if you are holding a limiting belief is by asking yourself questions through prompts.
For example, let’s say you have a limiting belief that rich people are greedy. You would prompt yourself by asking, “what’s the earliest memory of you, or someone else, saying rich people are greedy?” Then ask why, what happened, or what was the reason? Once you find the root of the problem, find proof that rich people are not greedy, then replace that thought with an affirmation.
Getting to the root of your limiting beliefs and replacing them with better serving beliefs is one of the best ways to attract and create abundance in your life!
Finally, one of the best parts about getting into journaling is learning to love yourself. Through self-discovery, affirmations, and breaking through limiting beliefs, you start to understand yourself at your core; your soul. From there, you can fully know yourself and love yourself because you are confident in your identity.
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