Making 2020 The Best Year Yet | Manifestation Journal
It’s the end of another year. Traditionally this is the time that we reevaluate our life and plan how we are going to completely reinvent our-self or do better in the coming year. Thus the use of a manifestation journal.
Why Use a Manifestation Journal?
As 2019 comes to an end, I am leaving behind some challenging years, these past few years have been a crazy combination of living my best life and living my worst life at the same time. I woke up feeling very anxious because this time of the year I usually reflect on the past and set goals for the future. My anxiety brewed from the sad reality that I have not accomplished my top 5 goals for 2019, which were postponed from 2018 and one in particular from 2017. You can imagine how discouraging that might be.
However, my optimism has not died.
I am big on writing things down, I believe there is power in your handwriting. I normally do a list of goals, vision board and visualization exercises to help me manifest my dreams. My living situation has me faced with a challenge of an A3 sized vision board no longer being practical and my solution is using a MANIFESTATION JOURNAL. I do not have a place to put up any board so an A6 note pad will have to do.
The following guide is not limited to creating a manifestation journal, the guide is applicable to a manifestation board (vision board) as well.
How to Create a Manifestation Journal
The First Step : Map it Out
Start of with a blank piece of paper, fold it 3 times to create 8 boxes. Each box represents a goal category. (Relationships, Career, Business, Spirituality, Health, Fitness, Travel, Finances, Education, Personal Development, Charity, etc.)
Fill in the boxes with your goals.
If you have more than 8 goal categories, you can use the reverse side of the page.
The Second Step: Visual Art
A vision board is a collage of images and words that represent one’s dreams and goals, this then serves as motivation and inspiration while applying the law of attraction.
Find the images, quotes, scriptures, symbols and anything that represents the goals you have put up in your ‘map’.
The Last Step: Just Do It
Now that you have your goals mapped out by categories as well as the visuals that represent them, it is time to write and paste into your Journal. The size of your journal is completely up to you, just make sure that the pages are bound together to avoid losing a page of your dreams.
It is important that you be as creative as you want to be. The key is to dream big and have fun with it while staying true to who you are. I love using colour, I used colour coding for my categories, you can do the same or just keep it to your favourite colours or minimalist.
Bonus Step: Add Gratitude, Affirmation and Achievements
I am definitely taking full advantage of having a manifestation journal over a board this year. By making this manifestation journal a 4-in-1 deal, by adding my gratitude, affirmation and achievement tracker to it.
What I will do is divide the notebook into 4 section; Vision Manifestation, Gratitude (gratitude yields abundance) , Affirmations (affirmations are simple clear and positive sentences that condition the mind) and Achievements (milestones included). I will be updating my journal daily or weekly with my affirmations, gratitude and achievements.
Congratulations on setting your goals.
Achieving goals is good for your self-esteem and soul. Setting challenges and showing up to conquer them is both fulfilling good for your spirit. Let me know how you go about setting your goals in the comments below.
Good luck on your best year ever!
A prosperous Year to you and yours!