Teenage-Leah used to keep a journal that started with "Dear Diary" and followed with a long rant about all the highly dramatic things that happened at school like "she only sits next to me when she knows I have Skittles!" or "There was no way I was going to kiss him at lunch, I just ate egg salad!".
I totally regret throwing that journal away, partly because I would love to reflect on those memories, but also because I cringe at the thought of some garbage man reading it.
30-Something-Leah now uses journaling in a much more purposeful and effective way. Once you understand the power of a journaling routine, there is no turning back (although a good "Dear Diary" rant still has it's benefits!).
Here are three ways to use a journal to manifest your ideal life:
1 - Scripting
Scripting is one of the most powerful Law of Attraction methods. It involves thinking about your ideal life, or perfect day and then writing it out as if it was a script of a movie and you're the main character. The more detailed you are with your scripting, the more effective it will be. Write down the script of your future self five years from now - where do you live? what do you look like? who do you have around you? Then really embody the feeling of that future self to align your vibration to it.
2 - Goal Setting
Once you have scripted the perfect day of future you, you can break down what it would take to get there into smaller goals. I totally get the benefits of setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-framed) goals and if that works for you then go for it, but I actually prefer to keep goals relatively broad and focus on what you what to Do, Be and Have. Then write down these goals each day to keep them top of mind. Once you know "What" you want, the Universe will find the "How" to make it happen.
3 - Tracking
Tracking is one of the most underrated Law of Attraction methods! Once you start to track something, you will find more of it flows to you. This is particularly beneficial for manifesting more money. Start to track everything of value that comes to you, and I mean EVERYTHING. This could be income from your job, a coffee from a friend, left over dinner from your In-Laws or even a 10% off coupon code (like the one you get when you subscribe to the Destiny Drive mailing list!). Once you start acknowledging and celebrating everything of value that comes to you, you will start to receive much more abundance in your life.
Give these three journaling methods a try as you get started on your manifestation journey. Then once you feel ready to kick start your manifesting, give the Destiny Drive 26 Day Manifestation Journal a try, it includes all three of these journaling methods plus more and also includes access to the supportive Facebook Group where you can mingle with like-minded manifestors!
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Happy Manifesting :)