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7 Reasons Why You Need a Daily Manifestation Journal

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Are you finding it a struggle to quiet your mind and simply visualize what you want to achieve? Do you have difficulties getting clarity about what it is you really want? Well, we’re here to help.

Clear and specific goals are not just a prerequisite to goal-setting, but they are for manifestation, too. But how do you do that when your mind is all over the place?

The answer? Use a daily manifestation journal.

What is it? We’ll tell you what it is and why you should have one in your manifestation journey. In this article, we’ll share 7 reasons why you need it to manifest your dreams, and how to make it work.

Benefits of Journaling

We wanted to highlight scientific studies that show the benefits of general journaling to one’s mental and physical health. This can help you get a good understanding of why a daily manifestation journal can help you in your quest to achieve your dreams.

One mental health study was conducted by Stice, Bearman, Rohde, and Boston in 2006.  Their research showed that journal writing can be as effective as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in terms of reducing depression risk in adolescents.

The impressive results show us that writing down your thoughts can positively impact your mental health.

Another research, this time studying the effects of journaling on physical health, was conducted by Karen E. Baikie and Kay Wilhelm.  They discovered that people who wrote in their journals for at least 20 minutes every day reported experiencing the following physical benefits:

  • Improved lung function
  • Improved liver function
  • Improved functioning of the immune system
  • Lowered blood pressure

Numerous studies have been done to show that journaling has plenty of benefits to both mental and physical health. When it comes to finding a tool to help you improve your mood, your health, and even your manifestation ability, one of the simplest things you can do right now is journaling.

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In the following section, we’ll talk about the 7 benefits of a daily manifestation journal and four ways to use a manifesting journal for beginners.


7 Benefits of a Daily Manifestation Journal

We’ve gathered 7 of the best reasons to start a manifestation journal for your journey to creating the life of your dreams.

Here are the 7 benefits:


1. Improved Self-Awareness

Writing down your thoughts in a journal improves your self-awareness.  It is the ability to recognize your thoughts and behaviors, and so, it helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses.

You can then make adjustments to help you become more aligned with your dreams and desires.

Sometimes, you may think you want something so bad, but then when you step back and analyze the situation, you actually don’t want it. Maybe you’re not getting the promotion because, at the back of your mind, you don’t want to work the extra hours, so the Universe responded to your subconscious thoughts.

A daily manifestation journal can help you become more self-aware so you can gain better clarity of your desires. This leads us to the second benefit.


2. Clarifies Your Intentions

Clarity of goals and intentions is needed to be able to manifest. You have to be so clear and specific about your goals that the Universe gets a good understanding of what it is you really want to attract.

With more self-awareness comes more clarity, and as mentioned at the beginning of this article, is a requirement for manifestation.


3. Better Organization of Thoughts

Do you want a car? Or how about traveling to Europe? Do you want to get married? Or get a job in Paris?

We want many things in life, but this can be overwhelming. Write down your goals on a journal by priority and urgency and give your focus to the things that are on the top of the list first.

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You can use your journal to create a timetable or schedule to help you organize your thoughts and action plans.

4. Provides a Platform for Goal-Setting

While a journal may seem like a very informal and personal platform, you can actually use it as a goal-setting workbook.

We’ve written a great article on goal-setting, which features the popular SMART method of achieving goals. Apply this method and start creating the roadmap of your goals in your manifestation journal.


5. Improves Communication with the Universe

We asked you a question at the beginning of this article asking you if you’re struggling to quiet your mind and visualize your goals. If you answered yes, then a manifestation journal will help you do this by improving your communication with the Divine.

Writing allows your thoughts to freely flow from your mind to your pen, providing an almost meditative state. When you are focused on expressing your thoughts on paper, it is a simple and effective way to communicate with the Universe, helping you set your intentions and release your positive energy out into the world.


6. Shifts Your Mindset

We mentioned a study earlier that showed journaling can reduce the risk of depression in young adults. The study showed that writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you improve your mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

It can also help you shift your mindset from a place of negativity to positivity. You can write down affirmations, and motivational quotes, or you can also write down uplifting words to yourself.

A positive mindset is another requirement of the Law of Attraction for manifestation.


7. Gives You a Chance to Evaluate Progress

Once you’ve written down your goals, your intentions, your dreams, thoughts, and emotions, you can use your journal to evaluate your progress.

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Have you achieved any of your dreams yet? Are you still in the same mindset as two days ago?

Evaluating yourself can help you track events and instances where you feel depressed or anxious, and you can recognize your triggers. Knowing your triggers can help you adjust yourself when the same scenario occurs again, so you don’t fall into the trap of spiraling into negativity and despair.

These are some of the many reasons why journaling for manifestation is one of the best ways to achieve your dreams. If you’re working on something specific, a journal can be a great tool to guide you in the right direction.


How to Start a Manifestation Journal

If you’ve never used a daily manifestation journal before, we got you. Here are four ways to write in your journal:



Freewriting is when you don’t think about what you’re going to write so you just allow the pen to start writing your thoughts.

Don’t think about structure, lists, priorities, or any of that. Simply get a pen and start writing down whatever comes to mind.

It’s a form of meditation, where you allow your mind to wander and flow freely, releasing thoughts that you don’t control or dictate. The benefits of freewriting include improved awareness and help you overcome the anxiety of starting your journal on a blank page.



You can also use your journal as a goal-setting workbook. You can use a template, use the SMART goal-setting technique, and write your goals according to specific layouts and prompts.

Or, you can also transform a journal into a mini vision board. You can add pictures, stickers, printouts of motivational words, and other embellishment that represent your goals.

Use cut-out images from magazines, use your own photos, get images from free photo stock libraries online, or you can also get a vision board magazine that’s packed with curated images for dream board making.

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You can also use your manifestation journal as a gratitude journal. Gratitude instantly transforms a negative mindset into a state of positivity.  It allows you to take a look at all the blessings you already have and gives you a better perspective on how abundant you really are.

The practice of gratitude immediately puts you in a positive mood, thereby elevating your vibrational frequency, and helping you attract more blessings into your life.


Manifestation Prompts

Prompts are manifestation words that you have to complete, which give you a sense of awareness about your goals.

Some examples include:

  • I believe in myself because…
  • I can overcome challenges by…
  • These are the three things I can do to get started on my goal…

Prompts take away the stress of having to think from scratch when it comes to writing about your goals, action plans, or your strengths and weaknesses.

Prompts can also help you realize things about yourself you may not be aware of, such as having the capacity to create a plan even when you didn’t think about it before.

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There are other ways you can use a journal to manifest your dreams. Get creative and start writing.

If you’re on your way to turning your thoughts into reality, then a daily manifestation journal is a must. There are many ways different ways to manifest and this is one of the simplest yet most effective tools you can have to attract your desires.

You can have a vision board and goal-setting worksheets, you can use audio recordings of affirmations, and use a journal to supercharge your manifesting ability.

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