If you’ve been wondering what to write about in a journal, I’ve got you covered.
Journaling is one of the most powerful practices to heal, discover who you are and create your life in a way that honors your truest desires.
This practice is so powerful because it slows your brain waves down and helps you connect to your soul. It’s this connection to the deepest parts of you that allows you to hear inner guidance and impress your desires upon the universe to create a new reality.
My journal has been my constant companion since at least high school. I’ve used it to heal from loss and grief, to clarify my desires, to find myself when I feel lost, and to co-create my longings with the universe.
Here are three options so you know exactly what to write about in a journal.
1. Journal to release negative thoughts and feelings:
Sometimes when you’re feeling sad or anxious or just heavy, you’re not even sure why.
Negative, grumpy or anxious thoughts run through your mind, but they all mix together and soon EVERYTHING feels bleak because feeling upset about one thing colors your entire mood.
Sure you might shift out of this, but the truth is that unless you get to the core of what’s really going on, you’ll soon find yourself right back where you started from.
During these moments, it can be really helpful to write it all out.
Great prompts include:
- Right now I feel…
- I’m afraid of…
- What’s going on beneath the surface?
In my last video on how to stop negative thinking, one of the steps was to write down all your negative thoughts, doubts and fears. That video talks about the source of negative thoughts, so definitely check it out, but know that just getting everything down on paper is one of the simplest, most powerful things you can do.
- You can ask yourself — is this true?
- And what would I rather believe instead?
Journaling is one of the most powerful ways to heal and I have A LOT to say about this! Let me know in the comments below if you’d like a whole video on what to write about in a journal to release emotions.
2. Journal to learn more about yourself.
If you were getting to know another person, you’d probably take the time to ask questions, learn about their likes and dislikes, and hear their hopes and fears, right?
When it comes to getting to know ourselves, sometimes we skip this. Often people are so focused on what other people want from them that they stop asking themselves.
A beautiful daily journaling practice might be to start asking yourself powerful questions like:
- What do I want to create right now?
- What would make me feel really excited about life?
- What do I need to know about X challenge or situation?
- Why did I react that way?
- What would my life look like if I lived completely true to myself?
Note: A lot of times, it’s tempting to say, “I don’t know.” Trust that you DO know. Your soul has all the answers. Sit and wait for the answer to come. You can also ask, “If I did know, what would the answer be?”
3. Journal to manifest really cool things.
Journaling slows your brain waves down and connects you deep into your soul, which is a really powerful energy to manifest from.
There’s a few practices you can do to manifest anything you want. Let me know if this topic interests you and I can do a whole video/blog on what to write about in a journal to create your reality.
For today, I’ll share one of the easiest practices you can do. It’s called scripting.
Basically you write out what your goal as if it’s already happened. Write out in great detail so that your thoughts are not only describing this desired event, but you can also FEEL it happened.
Your intentional thoughts aligned with positive emotion together create a very powerful force that literally magnetizes your desire to you. It’s a whole process, and again I can do more videos on it if you’d like.
Do this anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes each day.
I’m so grateful to be going to Italy this year. The plane arrives in the Florence airport, and as I step out into the terminal, Italian language spills out over the loudspeaker. People are roaming around and it feels crowded, but not chaotic.
I easily find my luggage and board the train headed for the small town where I’m staying. The Tuscan hills roll by in the late afternoon sun. I feel so peaceful and happy, grateful to be living my dream.
The train arrives in town, and I head to the retreat center, where I’m greeted by the owner, who is very friendly and offers me something to eat and drink after the long day. Although I’ve been traveling all day, I don’t feel tired at all. The views are so beautiful.
The important parts to this is that it gets you into the feeling of the thing you desire to manifest. I have used this process to manifest more clients, money, trips, friends, everything. It’s very powerful!
If you’d like a PDF of the prompts and exercises so you know exactly what to write about in a journal while you’re actually journaling, download that here.
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Thanks for reading!
All the love,