Want to learn how to journal your way to a successful life? You can use a journal to create a life of success and happiness.
Journals are awesome tools that make things happen! Whatever your goals in life you can manifest them by journaling. Here are my best tips to journal the life of your dreams as a successful person and or entrepreneur.
How To Journal: Use a Pretty Journal
Your brand is a living and breathing extension of you. When you use a journal that matches your personality you automatically become more attracted to using it!
The color, material and the images on your journal are all things that can make you happy. Whenever I see a pretty journal I like that relates to who I am I usually snap it up.
Your journal should feel like home. When you have a pretty journal it’s a joy to use. You will find yourself wanting to reach for it more often when it is a joy to look at. A pretty journal is a fun way to teach yourself how to journal.
Helpful Ways to Journal
Learn how to journal with a bullet journal. A bullet journal is a journal and planner all in one. In a bullet journal you draw in your calendar, to do’s, and anything else you would like and design it exactly the way you want it. This type of journal is a great way to appease the creativity inside of you.
I personally like to use my journal as a companion to my planner. It’s extra stuff, but I’m extra so it works for me. Are you extra too? It’s fabulous to use a journal for a place to keep all of your notes, lists, and ideas. No more rummaging around for scraps of paper you wrote notes on and can’t find, just put it all into your journal.
Here’s a tip: Use post-its in your journal for your different lists and ideas. This makes a journal really flexible and useful.
Another way you can use your journal is like a “Dear Diary,” and write down all the things that happened in your day, and that is helpful too. You can use a journal to store your fond memories and it becomes a reminder of your past.
You can use different journals for different things. Or, you just use tabs and bookmarks in different sections in your journal for multiple types of journaling. Your imagination is the only limit you have.
What To Write In Your Journal
Write about what you want to happen and how you want your life to be. What does your business look like? Where do you want to live? Who do you want to spend your time with? What are your dreams and goals? These are the types of things to write in your journal when you want to manifest something or make things happen. That’s how to journal for a successful life.
When you write in your own handwriting it’s like you are signing a contract so be careful what you wish for! Make sure it’s exactly what you want because it’s eventually going to happen.
Your DNA On Paper
Your own handwriting is your DNA on paper. It’s your mark. Your exact handwriting is programmed into your DNA and the nuances are from outside influences that have happened to you throughout your life. Maybe you had an injury and your handwriting changed, that’s part of the story of YOU. Learning how to journal and practicing it throughout your life will tell your personal story.
I remember my grandmother’s handwriting after she had her stroke. Her handwriting drastically changed. After her stroke, her handwriting was very shaky and it really slanted to the left. Before her stroke her handwriting was smooth and only had a slight slant. Just by looking at one of her notes, you could tell what time frame it was that she had written it. It wasn’t as pretty as her original handwriting, but it was her story.
The Evidence of Handwriting
Crimes have been solved by tracking down someone by their handwriting. By analyzing handwriting, there has been enough evidence to close a case and convict a murderer. All from handwriting.
Think about it, your handwriting is the most accurate description of you at the very moment you write it. Stress shows up in your handwriting. As a life long journaler, I can see how my handwriting has looked throughout different stressful periods in my life. Look at the handwriting of doctors before med school many of them had legible handwriting.
Your handwriting reveals your personality. That’s an interesting part of writing. When you start to allow your brain to function onto paper through your journal, your true ideas and goals begin to emerge. When you write your ideas on paper, your mind isn’t cluttered and forgetful anymore. As you learn how to journal, you will inevitably become more “you”.
Taking Your Writing a Step Further
Since you are writing down your dreams and goals, write them with a deadline and sign it. For example: Let’s say you would like to have $10,000 saved by June 19, 2021, so you write that down in your book and then sign it. Your signed and dated journal will be your contract with yourself. Now that you have set your goal, write what steps you can take to achieve that goal.
Did you think I was going to say all you had to do was write it and it would magically happen? Sometimes it does, but it’s not really magic. Once your written goal is in your journal, your brain being the computer that it is, starts to design the path to get you there.
A faster way to make things happen that you have placed in your journal is to write down all the steps to take, and those problem-solving ideas your brain gives you to reach your goal. Thank you brain!
Choose The Right Writing Instrument
What you write with is almost as important if not more important the journal itself. Don’t write a million-dollar idea with a cheap pen!
I’m not telling you to spend a crazy amount of money on a pen, but write with something that feels good and lets your creative money making ideas flow.
I usually have one solid pen that I like to write with. The weight is heavy, it feels good in my hand and it has a high-quality ink that glides over the page. When I write with my favorite pen it just feels luxurious. I feel as though I can achieve anything. With the right pen, I slow the speed of my writing and my letters look prettier.
I like to write things in gel sometimes and I bought a pack of gel pens thinking I’d enjoy writing with them because I had in the past. I guess these pens were duds. The ink was messy and left globs on the page, sometimes the ink flowed and sometimes it didn’t leaving spaces on my otherwise beautifully rounded letters.
These cheap gel pens were stressing me out! My handwriting looked like crap and I didn’t enjoy writing at all. I got rid of those pens and went back to my other more expensive pen and all was right in the world. If your pen stresses you out, toss it in the trash and find one you love to write with! When you are learning how to journal, a beautiful pen is a luxe tool to work with.
If you want your dreams to come true you really have to be in love with the idea of them and be obsessed with them. How much will you love your dream and be obsessed with it if writing about it is stressful?
Journal With Purpose
When going into your journal write with purpose. You can have different journals for different things. You can write down your exact dream life you want to live. You can practice how to journal what you want to do, be, and become.
Journaling helps with your mindset and as a result, you begin to believe in yourself. Your journal can be your own personal cheerleader. Write down all of your wins that you have accomplished on your way to your big goal and celebrate them.
Journal Your Mantra
You can journal your way to a successful life by writing your mantra – journal it until you believe it. What is a mantra? A mantra is a phrase that you choose that helps you on the path to success. One of my favorite mantras is “I am a money magnet for myself and others.” You can use my mantra if you like it, it’s a good one!
You may have a really great mantra but you find it hard to believe. Because when you learn how to journal your mantra over and over again you begin to believe it. One of the biggest steps to achieving your dreams is believing in yourself!
You may want to write your mantra ten times a day in your journal, or maybe you want to just write it once. The number of times to write your mantra and affirmations really just depend on the number of times you need to do it to believe it. I don’t know what your personal number is, but what I do know is that your journal is the place to write it.
How To Journal For Self-Discovery
Want to learn how to journal for self-discovery? Your journal is where you can figure out what your personal barriers to success are and work through them. You may come to find you are sabotaging yourself in some way. When you write in your journal it will bring those areas where you are stopping yourself from succeeding to light and you can work through them. You can learn a lot about yourself from what you put on paper.
So there you have it, How To Journal For Your Best Life. Lets recap:
- Use a pretty journal. Something you enjoy using.
- Use your journal the best way that works for you such as a planner, planner companion, or diary.
- Write your dreams, aspirations, and goals into your journal and be very specific.
- Leave your DNA on paper by writing in your own handwriting.
- Use your journal to figure out obstacles and set deadlines making a contract with yourself.
- Use a great pen.
- Journal with a purpose to make things happen.
- Write your mantra until you believe it.
- Use your journal to figure out where you may be sabotaging yourself and blocking your success.
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