I didn’t set out to begin a manifestation journal, but I fell into it all the same. About a month ago, I was experiencing an increase in my anxiety and before bed one night, sought to quell my nerves a bit. From my pile of yet-unused notebooks, I grabbed a journal and wrote a couple pages, addressing myself as I would endeavor to comfort a loved one. And it helped, a little, so I kept returning to it every night.
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Here’s a little bit about my manifestation journal thus far.
Sometimes, it’s hard to stick with journaling. Because journaling is an ongoing practice, similar to taking our vitamins or adopting a yoga routine, there’s no clear end goal. People of all ages can benefit from journaling, and there will never be a time in our lives when we don’t have thoughts or emotions. But it can be challenging to continue returning to our journal for multiple reasons, sometimes to the point where we give up on journaling altogether.
However, just because we’ve stopped journaling in the past doesn’t mean we can’t pick it back up again. If you have struggled with journaling but you want to find a way to get back into the practice, then keep reading for some friendly words of encouragement and helpful tips!
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My INFJ personality, my Scorpio sun sign, and my passion for writing all predispose me to be an avid journaler. Sitting down by myself and scribbling about my feelings, questioning my identity, introspecting inward—these things come naturally to me, just like how it’s natural for other people to command a room’s attention and and lavish in entertaining onlookers (which would be something of a nightmare for me).
However, I believe that journaling can benefit almost anyone; even if you don’t consider yourself a “writer,” even if you’re not accustomed to reflecting on your feelings, I think that journaling can be a beautiful and perhaps necessary practice of self-discovery.
Throughout the course of this year, I’d like to write about various journaling tips I have to share, which I think will help people beginning their journaling journey as well as those who have been longtime journalers. Today’s tip: writing love letters to your younger self.
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“What’s the name of that one character?”
“Where does that book take place?”
“Did I even like it?”
These are all questions I sometimes ask myself about books I’ve already read. Although it seems like I should retain this basic information after spending 300 pages with a book, I read a lot of books, and sometimes these little facts can escape me.
So I decided to start a book journal, a diary of book entries and snippets of information about each body of work I read. And because I’m a crafty kind of gal, I thought I’d make it a scrapbooking endeavor!
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A journalistic depiction of one person’s encouraging emotional growth against their inner demons
Proving to oneself
It was like the pause
And the confidence
That it can work