One of the best ways to change what’s going on in your mind is to get a pen in your hand.

When I start working with a new coaching client, one of the first things I’ll ask them is: “Do you journal…?”

If the answer is no, I check that they have a fresh notebook and then tell them these same strategies for powerful and effective journaling that I’m going to tell you today.

The way that you journal is going to change depending on how you feel and what you hope to achieve with it. For example, if you’re trying to manifest something, you’re going to need a different style of journaling than if you’re struggling with low mood and want to reconnect with yourself.

I know that journaling has changed my life and the lives of so many other people, so I want it to do the same for you too.

Try these 4 different types of journaling and see what kind of results you get; in my experience and the experiences of my clients, they have all led to powerful breakthroughs ↓

Great for: Manifesting. Energy upgrades & alignment. Identity shifts.

I’m talking about this type of journaling first because it’s undoubtedly the one that has changed my life the most. The things that I’ve written after these 2 words – over and over again – have become real in my life within 2 years. Obviously, there are still other things which haven’t arrived yet, but I know that they’re coming.

This type of journaling is truly transformative.

The reason why it’s so powerful is that it helps you to embody the person that you’ll be with this new thing. It’s that energy alignment with your future state which will attract your future manifestations.

The first time that you write “I AM…” you might feel ridiculous, but then after repeating it over the course of days or weeks, it becomes normal. As you get used to writing “I AM…”, the words become your reality. The words become who you think you are. The words become the next phase of your life.

There are 2 ways that you can do this:

  • You can write the same thing over and over again
  • Or you can write a page full of different “I AM” statements

You can use “I AM”s to list the different pieces of your new life as though they’re all together. This gives you a complete vision of what your life will be like and all of the things that will be in it.

When you truly believe that all of the “I AM’s” you write are possible, you unlock the door to another dimension where they are.

Great for: Lifting a low mood. Positive mindset. Manifesting.

I probably don’t need to tell you about the benefits of gratitude, but you can read about them here.

Often our mind is so busy that we forget to appreciate all of the moments which are truly magical. Writing a “thank you list” during your journaling session gives you the opportunity to capture all of these moments on paper.

As well as being grateful for everything that you have now, you can also be grateful for what’s to come in the future. This is another way of aligning your energy with that future version of you who’s living in another dimension where you’ve just received what you’re manifesting.

How will you feel? Grateful!

By writing that you’re grateful for what you’re manifesting as though you’ve just received it, you are bringing it into being. 

You can be grateful for:

  • How you feel
  • What you have experienced
  • What you have eaten
  • Who you have spoken to
  • What you cherish
  • The home that you have around you
  • And everything that’s to come in your future

Great for: Releasing burdens. Asking for help. Connecting to your guides/Angels/God.

If you’re looking for a deeper connection with the Universe, why not write it a letter?

By writing a letter to the Universe, you can create a line of open communication with it.

Without realising, we can so often become unclear on what we want and how we feel because we have so many contradictions and conflicting ideas. Our limiting beliefs say one thing and our desires say another!

By writing a letter to the Universe, you can clarify your own thoughts and post them to a higher power.

There are multiple things that you can write in this letter, including:

  • Requests, ie, “please help me (or someone else) with…”
  • Things you are grateful for
  • Asking for clarity, signs or reasons to be revealed

This is not just about the Universe understanding what you want and how you feel; it’s also about you revealing this to yourself.

This is a great way of handing over responsibility and relinquishing control of the things that you don’t really have control over anyway.

Surrender your worries to the Universe and know that they are being taken care of. Write the reasons why you feel the way that you do, knowing that they are understood. Request help, knowing that it will be given.

Great for: Channeling messages. Releasing burdens. Relieving anxiety.

If you’ve been feeling all of the feels lately – or a structure isn’t appealing today – feel free to have a brain dump on a page of your journal.

This is your opportunity to open up and let it all out. Whatever you want to say, you can say!

The most important thing is that you don’t let your mind talk you out of what you really want to write.

How are you feeling? What are you thinking? And what wants to come through?

If you want to use this free writing method to channel spiritual messages, you can do this by opening up your crown chakra and allowing anything that wants to come through. This is how I write my online courses and my workbooks for coaching – I open up fully and write by hand.

You will be amazed at what comes out.

Set a strong intention to connect with whoever you want: Angels, your galactic team, spirit guides, or anyone else. You might notice the energy centres in the palms of your hands getting activated as you do this.

Think of the page as your space to just let go and let the magic happen.

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I hope that these journaling techniques serve you well and unlock some doors inside your mind and soul. Remember that you can create whatever you want to create if you energetically commit to your journaling – the power is with you and the pen!