You might be thinking:
What are the benefits of journaling?
Why give up time in my day just to write my thoughts down on a page?
Journaling is a practice that's been around for centuries, and it's still going strong today. It’s an incredible tool to help you develop an abundant mindset in order to manifest everything you desire into your material reality. But even manifestation aside, it has a wide range of benefits. It's an incredible way to keep your thoughts organized and express yourself in a safe way. Journaling can be cathartic, it can help you gain clarity on thoughts or feelings, and it can even offer benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety.
It’s important to add that journaling doesn't need to take up loads of your time. Just 15 minutes a day is enough to see magical shifts in your mindset. If you want to know more about the benefits of journaling, keep reading!
By journaling regularly, you can refine your thoughts, clarify your intentions, and become more in tune with your intuition. If you're having trouble figuring out solutions for a problem, or if you feel stuck on something important like a career path or relationship issue, journaling can be an excellent tool for finding clarity.
Journaling is also a great way to get in touch with what's really important to you. When you write down your thoughts, it can often lead to big realisations which help you fully understand what you really want. Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we don't have time to think about what we truly value as individuals. With just a little bit of self-reflection every day (or even every week), we can gain insight into ourselves that might not have been possible otherwise—and this kind of awareness will come in handy when we come to a cross roads and have to decide which path we want to take.
Goal Setting & Decisions
Writing down your goals gives them more meaning and makes them seem more attainable than they might feel when they're just floating around in your head. We have over 6000 thoughts a day, so it’s easy for our goals and intentions to get lost in the noise if we don’t write them down. It also helps keep them at the forefront of our minds so that when opportunities present themselves (or obstacles arise), we can remember what’s important to us, avoid getting distracted and make aligned decisions.
Reduced Stress and Anxiety
The benefits of journaling extend to your mental health.
If you struggle with anxiety or depression, journaling will help you work out the root cause of your stress/anxiety. It will help with identifying triggers, stressors, coping mechanisms, and support systems that may be contributing to, or causing, your stress. Once you’ve identified these factors—whether they are physical or emotional in nature—you can begin to take steps toward change.
Journaling can also act as a form of meditation that will allow you to focus on relaxing rather than jumping straight into your day from a chaotic mindset. This type of focused relaxation can help reduce stress and anxiety levels by releasing endorphins into the bloodstream (which have been shown to have a positive effect on health).
An Attitude of Gratitude
When you add a gratitude practice to your journaling sessions (writing about things you are grateful for in your life), it increases positive feelings and emotions within you. Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools for manifestation, and practicing gratitude can help strengthen your faith in your desired outcome through reflecting on all you have manifested already.
There are several ways you can practice gratitude, but one simple way to do this is by keeping a gratitude journal where you write down three things that you are grateful for every day. Journaling about what we are thankful for raises our vibration and makes us a match with what we are trying to manifest. Being a vibrational match for your manifestation is a crucial and often overlooked part of the manifestation process.
Basically, Journaling is Pretty Magical
Journaling is a way to get in touch with your thoughts, values, and intentions. By journaling regularly, you can refine your thoughts, clarify your intentions, and become more in tune with your emotions. Ultimately, journaling helps you align with your values and tap into the most important aspects of life.
Journaling is a powerful tool for manifestation. When you write down what you want and why you want it, it helps clarify your desires and can lead to inspired actions which come as waves of intuitive thought. These are like little nudges from the universe!
Writing down our worries (often called ‘brain-dumping’) helps take away the power of those negative thoughts that could keep us from manifesting our goals and dreams, while also helping us stay motivated and focused on what is really important to us.
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