Starting a Bullet Journal – For Beginners: A Step-by-step guide

Starting a Bullet Journal – For Beginners: A Step-by-step guide

If you are reading this, then you are probably looking to start a bullet journal. And if I had to guess, you might be a bit overwhelmed by all of the ideas and possibilities out there for starting a journal. I know I was. That’s why I thought I would write about the best and most straightforward way to start your bullet journal.

If you don’t know what a bullet journal is, I have one question for you: do you live under a rock?

I feel like everywhere I look (well on the internet), there is somebody talking about bullet journaling. This is with good reason because bullet journals are an incredible tool to organize your mind, life, work, hobbies, and even your mental and physical health.

But, like I said, it can be overwhelming. That’s why I’m going to give you a step-by-step, quick and easy guide to bullet journaling for beginners, so that you can start to reap the benefits of this awesome tool as soon as possible!

*Disclaimer: This post may contain some affiliate links, but there’s so additional cost to you! And it’ll help support my blog and allow me to provide free, awesome content!

Step 1: Figure out what you want to include in your bullet journal

First of all, you should decide if you want your bullet journal to be mainly professional, personal/hobby related, or health and wellness related. It could definitely be all 3, but sometimes it is nice to maybe have two bullet journals.

For example, you could have your health and wellness journal next to your bed, so you can use it in the morning and at night. Then you could have your professional one at your desk/at work.

There are endless amounts of topics; I have narrowed down a few in the following image. Again, this part might be a bit overwhelming but I would start by focusing on 3 main topics that you would like to include/track in your journal.

Step 2: Decide on your date format.

A problem that I have always found with store-bought planners is that they never have the format I want. Personally, I like to have a monthly view right next to my weekly views for that month. Also, sometimes it’s nice to have a yearly view somewhere, just to give a high-level overview. And when you are tracking your food or exercise for example, it’s nice to have daily pages for that.

A bonus of having a bullet journal is that you can change it as you figure out what works for you, so you can just start out with a weekly view + some daily views, but you can change it later if you find that you don’t use the daily views as much.

Step 3: Add your index page

This was something that I was missing for a while, and before I used one, I found that my bullet journal was a bit scattered and I was worried about messing it up or adding certain pages where they didn’t quite fit.

All these problems go away when you have an index page! An index page allows you to put pages in wherever you please, because you can just refer back to your index page!

This brings up part 2; it is a good idea to number your pages. It is slightly tedious, but it will definitely pay off in the end.

This also solves a common issue that may come up, which is when you fill up an ideas page, for example, that you want to continue it on another page that is further down in your journal. Well, you can just add that second page number into your index, and if you want, you can even add that to the original ideas page itself, so that you can remind yourself of it.

Step 4: Adding the bells and whistles

There are a lot of cool extras that you can add to your bullet journal to really spice it up. But again, the amount of options can be extremely overwhelming.

These extra bells and whistles I’m talking about are the fancy designs, creative mood trackers, a cover page (if you dare!), and signifiers (what does that even mean?! Don’t worry; I’ll get to it in a second).

There are probably a lot of other fancy things you can add, but I think it’s all a little too much. You can totally do them and get as creative as you want, but I want this to be more for the sake of functionality. So for now I’ll just stick to the points I mentioned and how you can make the most of them.

Fancy Designs

This one is self-explanatory, but it is something that can be a bit intimidating when you look at the amazing works of art that are on the internet. I would just say, that you should do what will please you – maybe do some flowers in the corners of your pages or add a page dedicated just to doodling! Make it what you want and don’t get caught up trying to make it perfect!

Cover page

This is another very intimidating part of starting any journal, especially in a notebook that you love and don’t want to ruin! I’d say to either leave the first page blank, or just write something simple. Mine just says “Sagesse’s Productivity Bullet Journal”. Simple, but effective.

Creative Mood Trackers

Mood trackers are a great way to analyze your mental wellbeing – which is so important! And, if you are tracking other things you are doing each day, you can see how your day-to-day activities impact your mood and mental health.

Using mood trackers is an INCREDIBLE way to start optimizing your wellbeing and productivity, and you can just start by writing your mood of the day in your monthly planner. You can also get more creative and have little drawings that correspond to a day of the month and then colour code them according to your mood, to gt a visual representation of your mood throughout the month!

Signifiers

Now what are these?! I don’t know if these are universally called signifiers, but they are basically little symbols that you can use to sort out the information that you put into your

(Take my own pictures for these posts)

Step 5: Pick your journal and use it!

There are so many journals to choose from, but I have a few suggestions for types of journals to buy.

Grid paper: The journal I currently use has grid lines on it, which I really like because it helps me space out everything nicely. It’s also great if you are going to draw boxes, weekly/monthly calendars, etc.

Blank journal: This is great if you are more artistic. You have a blank canvas and you can make your journal into whatever you’d like it to be!

Regular ol’ lined journal: Uhhh boring! Just kidding, this is just the classic journal, but I actually find that the lines are a bit too restricting for my taste. I like to be free or at least have the grid to compensate for my less than perfect ability to draw straight lines and boxes!

I like the journals from MUJI (that’s where I got mine), a lot of them are made from recycled material which is really nice. They’re all very simple and you can stock up on multiple for when you start on your next bullet journal.

As for the cuter, more fun journals, I would suggest chapters or indigo. They always have cute journals and they frequently have good sales on older journals!

Here are some other journals that you can easily order from amazon!

Extra step: Make sure you use your journal!

You’re not going to gain anything from your journal if you don’t use it consistently – so make it a habit to start using it. Keep it next to your bed or on your desk and use it when you get up or as soon as you get to work. Or use it at the end of the day as a reflection tool!

Happy bullet journaling!

If you want some extra help with organizing your life, you should check out my Dream Life Goal Planner. It has journal prompts to help you figure out what you truly want and it has goal planning tips and templates to help you get on your way to living your best and most authentic life!

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Sagesse ("Say Jess")

Owner of Mindaya

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21 Self-Care Bullet Journal Ideas

21 Self-Care Bullet Journal Ideas

 Journaling is an incredible self-care tool! And a bullet journal can be a great way to build the habit of journal, so that you can reduce stress and feel better!

I have compiled a list of ideas that you can start to use right away that will help you to reduce stress and put a smile on your face if you are in need of a mental boost!

  Just want to let ya know: The information and tips on this website are from my personal experience and are not a substitute for any type of medical, psychological or health advice. You can read my full disclaimer here. My goal is to empower people to create a lifestyle that can reduce stress and learn some mental habits that can improve general well-being! 

There is always help out there, and you can find a mental health professional locally, through your doctor, or through an online directory like this one. This is a link to a great article with affordable therapy options and this is an affiliate link (meaning I receive a small compensation if you choose to purchase at no extra cost to you) to a great online therapy option. If you are in a crisis, there’s a list of help hotlines here. You are not alone!!

Start a gratitude list

Every day, write down at least one thing that you are grateful for. Super simple, but it will help you get into a habit of thinking in a more positive way.

Things you love

Another great way to start thinking more positively.

The great thing about a bullet journal is that you can keep it with you and then when inspiration strikes and you remember something that you really love, you can just add it to the list!

Podcast List

You can even organize this into categories, such as inspiring and uplifting ones, or podcasts with lots of helpful information.

Mood Tracker

This is something that I truly believe that everyone should do.

There are so many small things that we do on an everyday basis that could affect our mental health and wellbeing, but we just don’t notice!

It can be hard to track everything to see how it affects your mood, but you can at least keep track of some important wellness factors:

  • number of hours of sleep
  • glasses of water
  • amount of exercise
  • what you ate
  • people you talked to

Thought Sorting Exercise

This type of page can be extremely helpful with your mental health. Basically, it is a template that allows you to write down an anxious thought and then analyze it.

If you add something like this to your bullet journal and you start using it regularly, it can become a habit to start analyzing and reframing your thoughts.

Brain dump page

Even though bullet journals are usually all about structure, it can be good to have a page every once in a while that you can just let it all out.

This can be really helpful when you are feeling anxious or just feel like you have too much on your mind!

Goals List

This can be an awesome tool for your mental wellness! You can actually use this in two ways:

  1. For your mental wellness goals. For example, your goal could be to meditate every day for 1 week or try to catch yourself when you’re thinking negatively.
  2. For your awesome life goals. Give yourself something to be excited about and work towards. This will give you the incentive to work towards your other mental wellness goals because having your mental health in check will help you even more towards your other life goals!

For some more goal setting help, check out my article on how to make a goal plan.

 

Best Memories

When you are having a bad day, it can be truly amazing to have something to look at to reminisce in the good times and remind yourself that you can have similar awesome experiences again soon!

Favourite Songs

Have a go-to list of songs that make you feel amazing and that can pull you out of a funk (or put you into a funk if you catch my drift!).

To-Do List

Less fun than some of the other ideas, but a to-do list can work wonders for your mental health. If you are stress and feel like you have so many things to do that are weighing you down, you can write them down and already you will start to feel better!

Daily Schedule

Writing your pressing tasks down with a schedule will help you realize that it is manageable and then you can schedule in some fun rewards for getting all your stuff done!

You can add in your self-care routine and exercise/healthy meals as well so that you start feeling like your best self!

Inspiring Quotes

When you find a great quote that inspires you or eases your stress, add it to the list!
Here are some quotes that inspire me!

“A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what ships are for”

“Don’t trust your fears, they don’t know your strengths”

Healthy Meal Ideas

Your mental health starts with your physical health, so a great idea is to start a list of go-to meals that make you feel full and satisfied and give you lots of energy!

Ted Talk List

Get a list of your favourite inspiring/uplifting/informative ted talks or videos to use as a reminder when you are feeling down.

Positive Mantra

This is probably one of my favourite things to have in my bullet journal. If you write an intentional mantra, you can use it to start off your day in a way that sets you up for success.

I have a post on writing a mantra that you can check out here.

Important Principles to Remember

This is sort of similar to the mantra because it is a page that will remind of important ideas that you need to remember.

For example, I like to remind myself to find the fun in every day/situation BUT when I’m having a bad day, I often forget that, so it’s nice to have a page to go to that will remind me.

Some other good mental health principles to remember:

– To stop worrying about the future – embrace the present moment, because it’s all you have
– Exercise every day. (Simple but I often forget, even though this is the biggest factor that contributes to my mental wellness)

Exercise Log

One of THE BEST things you can do for your overall mental and physical health is to exercise regularly. I’m talking pretty much every day.

I think that high-intensity exercises are great if you do them 2-3 times per week and if you do at least something for the other days of the week, such as walking or yoga. At least get out for a walk once a day, it will make a huge difference in how you feel! (You can actually keep track of this in your exercise log and you can combine this with your mood tracker to see how your mood improves with exercise!) 

If exercise is difficult for you (mental or physical barriers, injuries, etc.), you can always discuss with your physician to see what your options are!

Social Media Time Tracker

This is another log that you can combine with a mood tracker. Also just track it to see how much time you waste where you could be using that time for doing work or just relaxing and taking care of yourself.

Netflix Time Tracker

Basically the same as above, but if you are anything like me, you spend a LOT more time on Netflix – especially when a new season of your fav show comes out!

 

Positive affirmations

This is a great place to write something positive about yourself every day. And when you don’t have anything positive to say, you can look back on the page and read the affirmations you have written.

 

Self-Talk Log

This is something that requires more self-reflection, but it will help exercise your self-awareness for negative behaviour. We tend to not realize how often we actually talk very negatively towards ourselves, whether we do this outwardly to people or in our minds.

Trying to keep track of this will not only help you realize how often you might actually participate in negative self-talk, it will also help you see how it affects your mood and you can start working on fixing it.

Try this one out and you will definitely see some amazing benefits!

If you want a little more journaling help, I have some journaling exercises as part of my self-care resource library! You can sign up below!

100 Self Care-Ideas for When You’re Having a Bad Day

100 Self Care-Ideas for When You’re Having a Bad Day

So self-care is definitely becoming a hot topic pretty much everywhere. And it’s for good reason! With all the stresses of day-to-day life and the pressures we put on ourselves to achieve society’s ideals of success – we often forget to take care of what truly matters: our own body, mind, and soul!

What is self-care?

Self-care is pretty self-explanatory, but it basically means giving yourself the care, rest, and even discipline that you need.

In my opinion, there are three categories of self-care: light and fun self-care, basic needs self-care, and deep and difficult self-care.

Light and fun self-care

This is the kind of self-care where you just treat yo’ self! This doesn’t have to be crazy extravagant, it just had to be something that makes you feel good and pulls you out of any funk that you might be in!

Basic needs self-care

This is the often forgotten, but very important self-care! This is taking care of things like your fitness, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, or even drinking enough water! You can expect to feel good if your body feels like crap!

Deep and difficult self-care

This is where you need to do some deep self-work and get to the root of your negative emotions. We’re gonna keep the focus on light and fun stuff for this article, but doing reflection and deep work can be very helpful for living a better life! That’s where you can get into the more therapeutic route and talk to a doctor or mental health professional.

 

Get ready for 100 light and fun self-care ideas

Social

Having a sense of community is very important for us as humans. Being social is a natural and essential part of the human experience! Make sure you’re around people who make you feel good! And say good-bye to toxic people!

  1. Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while
  2. Go out for a coffee with a friend
  3. Plan an adventure with someone
  4. Go to a meet-up
  5. Plan a party
  6. Ask your friends/family to tell you something they love about you
  7. Start a convo with someone at the grocery store/coffee shop
  8. Invite your co-workers out for lunch or a drink

Creative

Harnessing your creativity is going to activate different parts of your brain, which will distract you from your current negative emotions, and also over time, can create new, happier brain pathways!

  1. Start learning an instrument (or play your instrument)
  2. Write a creative story
  3. Sing at the top of your lungs
  4. Make a bracelet/necklace
  5. Give painting a try!
  6. Create a new baking recipe (or don’t risk it and just bake something normal)
  7. Find a new band/artist to listen to
  8. Play an uplifting playlist

In Nature

Nature is another thing that is essential for human beings! It just makes us feel totally calm. Try getting out there a bit more, it’s going to work wonders!

  1. Go for a walk or hike
  2. Lay in a field and watch the cloud
  3. Climb a tree (but be safe)
  4. Walk your dog (or offer to walk a friend’s dog)
  5. Just sit outside and breathe the fresh air
  6. Drive to a nice lookout, bring hot chocolate/tea/coffee
  7. Have a picnic
  8. Walk barefoot in the grass
  9. Go out and take a picture of pretty flowers

Healthy

Like I said at the beginning of the article, people usually forget to do these basic things! Make sure you aren’t neglecting your health, that’s definitely a self-care no-no!

  1. Make a new healthy recipe
  2. Go to the gym
  3. Do an at-home yoga session
  4. Meditate in a quiet space
  5. Take a nap
  6. Drink lots of water
  7. Just sit out or go out into the sun!
  8. Do a light stretching session! (Even something as simple as this can make you feel better!)

Luxurious

Just treat yo’ self!

  1. Spa day: Mani/Pedi and face masks
  2. Have a bubble bath
  3. Buy yourself flowers or gift
  4. Treat yourself to a nice dinner or dessert
  5. Get some essential oils or a nice candle
  6. Decorate your room to make it cosy and calm
  7. Go to a salt cave
  8. Book a night in a hotel

Inspirational

Nothing gets you out of a rut like dreaming about the future and all of its amazing possibilities! Or by talking to someone or reading about someone who just lives life right!

  1. Hang out with someone inspirational
  2. Watch some inspiring TED Talks
  3. Research things you would love to do and how to do them
  4. Find a new podcast or inspiring book!
  5. Start planning some goals! (With help from this goal planner!)
  6. Read a self-improvement book
  7. Start a vision board
  8. Write inspirational ideas on post-it notes and put them around the house

Productive

If you can start getting a few things organized in your life or start getting ahead on a few tasks, your stress will go WAY down and you’ll start feeling better instantly!

  1. Organize your desk/room
  2. Get a head start on a project/task
  3. Meal Prep for the week
  4. Plan your upcoming week
  5. Remove non-essential tasks from your to-do list
  6. Learn something new
  7. Wake up early and enjoy the morning
  8. Sleep in to catch up on sleep

Journaling

Journaling is an excellent way to get all your thoughts out! There are also some great free journaling for self-care worksheets here.

  1. Brain dump to clear your mind
  2. Start a mood tracker
  3. Find some journaling prompts that you like to do some guided journaling!
  4. Write 10 things you are grateful for
  5. Write 10 things you love about yourself, or check out this self-love journaling article
  6. Create a positive mantra for yourself, like these
  7. For every negative thought, write a positive one
  8. Write down all of your anxious thoughts, then rip the paper up

Fun

Having fun is what life should be all about!

  1. Watch a funny movie
  2. Find new comedians on Netflix or Youtube
  3. Have a dance party
  4. Make a funny video
  5. Try to learn a famous dance (think the Napolean Dynamite dance)
  6. Have a fashion show for yourself
  7. Do your hair and makeup real nice
  8. Play a board game
  9. Try doing a puzzle
  10. Colour in an adult colouring book
  11. Go to a park and people watch (bonus: imagine funny things they are saying)
  12. Give a stranger a high-five

Relaxing

Take a step back and let yourself relax. The world won’t end if you take a bit of time to yourself.

  1. Unplug from social media
  2. EFT Tapping
  3. Just sit and breathe for 10 mins
  4. Do a guided meditation from youtube
  5. Find some essential oils you like and diffuse them, or light a candle!
  6. Have a Netflix day
  7. Listen to a mediation/relaxation playlist
  8. Get a massage (or give yourself a neck massage)

Cathartic

Don’t we all just have those days where you just want to scream and punch something?? It’s ok to let yourself do that! As long as you’re not actually hurting anyone or yourself!

  1. Scream into a pillow if that is what needs to be done
  2. Punch a punching bag or your pillow
  3. Sit in your car and scream with music blasting
  4. Make a calming chamomile tea
  5. Have a b*tching session with your friends or fam (not about people, but about your stresses)
  6. Write a letter (that you won’t send) to someone who is bothering you
  7. Get rid of things that you don’t need and that have negative associations
  8. Watch a really sad movie to get all the tears out
  9. Do a social media purge of any toxic people in your life

Altruistic

Sometimes it just feels so damn good to help someone else! It’s almost selfish because of how good it makes you feel! It’s also great because it takes your mind off of your problems and puts the focus on other things!

  1. Donate to a charity
  2. Help out a friend with something they need
  3. Tell your friends and family what you love about them
  4. Bake cookies for people at work/school
  5. Pay for someone’s coffee/meal when you’re out
  6. Write something positive on someone’s social media

Now, if you are looking for other awesome tips for self-care, I will be coming out with lots of new content to help make self-care a habit! You can sign up below and I’ll send the resources over when they are ready!

How to get in touch with the best version of yourself

This post is for people who are feeling like they are not quite reaching their full potential or living life as their most true self. I have found that a lot of time in life, our minds get clouded by certain beliefs, fears, or thoughts about ourselves that prevent us from being who we truly are. 

These beliefs, fears, and thoughts are definitely things that are a part of you, but they do not define you. You have your thoughts/beliefs/fears, but then you have this other part of your mind that is very aware of those thoughts and can actually distinguish that some of those thoughts/fears/etc are not actually true to who you are.

I think that part of your brain that is always “aware” is what you might describe as your soul, higher self, or true self.

I believe that these are great terms and I might use them interchangeably sometimes, but most of the time I will refer to it as your “true self”.

The reason I like to call it your true self is because I think this part of your brain reflects who you are to your very core. It knows your core values and it can understand your emotions.

It is the part that takes a step back from your immediate surroundings and feelings assess what’s really going on.

I think that also knows what you truly want in life.

You might have noticed that sometimes when you are trying to make a tough decision and you are analyzing it from every angle, and you feel almost completely torn over the idea, but there’s this one part of your brain that just knows what you really want.

Sometimes we just ignore that part of the brain because we think that logic should prevail or that there are so many expectations of us that we can’t do what we want.

I think that a lot of us are actually so out of touch with this true self, that we don’t even know how to listen to it anymore.

But if we actually learned how to listen to this part of ourselves, we would actually start doing more things that we love and that fulfill our souls, and we would be so much happier for it. 

 Everyone of you has had certain traumas and experiences in their lives that have shaped the person that you are today. They have caused certain fears and belief systems that are pretty engrained into who you are as a person. Now, these ways of thinking have started to block your true self and what you really want.

You need to start digging through all that garbage to find that true self. Once you do, your life will change and you can start working towards a life where you will be truly happy.

So how do we remove the garbage to connect (or reconnect) with our true selves?

Getting over our fears and traumas

I believe that one of the biggest reasons that we lose touch with our true selves comes down to fear. We all have fears, and usually pretty common ones: fears of disappointing others, fears of losing money, fear of losing love, and more like that.

These fears are all possibilities on some level, but none of those fears are life threatening and those things happen all the time and life moves on. You can’t let them hold you back because the chance of them happening is low – and if they do happen, you will be stronger for it.

Now getting over fears is no easy task and very difficult to get into in this post, but you can check out my more in depth article about how I overcame my fears here.

Getting over your limiting beliefs

Similar to overcoming fears, you also probably have some beliefs that are holding you back as well. Such as “Most people don’t succeed doing what I want to do”, “I could never accomplish this goal”, “that’s just not how things are done”. FRIG THAT!

Stop worrying and stop being afraid about what others think and what is traditionally done in society. You can do whatever you want to do and whatever you put your mind to.

The only reason we have any progress in this world is because of people who didn’t listen to these negative thoughts and decided to just believe in themselves and make things happen.

 

Now how can we even know who our true self is if we are so clouded by these fears and limiting beliefs?

Well, what I think that we just have to imagine our idea of the absolute best version of ourselves. I think that who we truly want to be is who we actually are, we just haven’t got there yet.

But this doesn’t mean that you should want to be something else or someone you’re not, but you want to think about the enhanced/best version of you.

For example:

Let’s say that you are a shy person because you are afraid of embarrassing yourself.

You wish you were more outgoing like other people you see that are cracking jokes and making people laugh. You really love talking to people but you aren’t really crazy outgoing even around you’re close friends.

Your true self (or one aspect of your true self) would be someone who is friendly and confident talking to new people.

What your true self would not be is that crazy outgoing person always cracking jokes. Because that’s just really not your personality – even without the shyness and holding back.

Even though it would be nice to be that person, it is not in line with who you really are.

The best course of action would be to overcome that fear of socialization to be yourself in front of other people and not try to overcompensate by becoming somebody that you’re not. Make sense?

The goal is not to be fake, the goal is to be you, but without all the fears and garbage holding you back.

It can be difficult to actually imagine who this “true self” is, if you haven’t been in touch with it in a while.

Here are some questions to ask yourself that can help you with this:

  1. What is your personality like around your closest friends?
  2. What is your personality like when you are alone or uninhibited?
  3. What would your dream job/dream life be?
  4. What inspires you?
  5. Where would you live if you could live anywhere?
  6. What are your true friends like? or if you haven’t found your true friends, what would they be like? (Our friends are a reflection of ourselves, so this can be a helpful question)
  7. What is your partner/ideal partner like?
  8. What is your biggest goal? (or goals)
  9. What are you like when you are at your best/feeling very inspired/feeling free and uninhibited?
  10. What would you be doing if you had nothing holding you back?

If you answer these questions, you will have a much better idea of who you are. You should also start to realize the holdbacks that you need to overcome to get there.

Part of my goal with this blog is to help you figure out those hurtles that are preventing you from aligning with your true self and reaching your goals.

Stay tuned for some more articles and exercises for you to start overcoming those things standing in your way and then finding ways to enhance your life further and make it even more awesome!

If you want some extra help reaching your personal or professional goals, you should check out my Free Dream Life Goal Planner. It will help you to understand what you want in life and it will walk you through the steps you will need to take to get there! I’m also coming out with a free mindset training too, which will dive into your fears and bad habits that are holding you back from your true potential in life. I’ll be sending giving the option to sign up to everyone who signs up for the Dream Life Planner (once I finally finish making the course!).

How you should really be using the Law of Attraction

In the spiritual community, the Law of Attraction is a term that is thrown around a lot.

It has become a bit of a way of life in that community.

Some people may think it’s “voodoo” talk, which it is sometimes, but I believe that it can actually be very helpful in keeping a positive attitude and following your dreams.

The basic definition

The belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people can attract positive or negative experiences into their lives.

It revolves around having faith in the universe and that you universe will bring the things you need/want into your life as long a you are on the same vibrational frequency as them.

My explanation

If you find yourself on any type of spiritual blog, they will talk about “sending signals to the universe”, and that “what you put out into the universe, the universe will return it you”, and “you must align to the frequencies of what you want”.

This does sound a little bit like “voodoo” to me (but to be honest I also kind of believe in it).

What I really believe is that if you are positive, you will attract positive things into your life.

If you are continuously putting out what you want to “the universe”, you will start to receive those things.

This is not because the universe is aligning with your frequency and such, but because your goals are in the forefront of your mind and you will be more likely to work on those goals (whether it’s conscious or subconscious).

However, I’m not totally dismissing the idea that our energy/frequency could be aligning with that of the things we want. I’m an open minded person, so I think that it is possible.

BUT I think that there’s so much truth to the Law of Attraction because it is ultimately all about our mindset.  And our mindset is everything.

Pros of the Law of Attraction

Where do I begin? There are so many!

The obvious pro is that if done properly you will attract all or almost all the things you want into your life, which is friggen amazing!

The other more subtle (but equally amazing) pros of the Law of Attraction is that your outlook on life will be different, you will feel more gratitude for what you have in your life, and you will understand yourself and your desires on a whole new level.

As you learn more about the Law of Attraction and how to harness it, you will learn to use these as tools to help you improve your life.

Then, as you improve your life, these new, blossoming qualities you have will help you to improve your life even further! It is definitely a positive feedback loop when you start to focus on the positives in your life.

Some famous people who use the methods of Attraction

There are so many examples of people successfully using the Law of Attraction to get what they want.

To name a few people you may have heard of…

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Jim Carrey
  • Will Smith

If you want, you can check out this article from mindbodygreen that I found. (I have no affiliation with this blog, I just like their stuff)

Cons to the Law of Attraction

We all have that one person in our life that always is having bad things happen to them, but is also always complaining?

Well this is an example of someone who is not using the Law of Attraction correctly. They are unintentionally attracting negative things into their lives because they truly believe that their lives are horrible (This can also be a subconscious belief).

This is where I believe things can get bad. Once someone starts believing that everything bad happens to them, they will start noticing all the other bad things in their lives, and then continue to attract more misfortune!

This causes a negative spiral that can be pretty hard to get out of.

This is why it is always really great to practice gratitude and keep thinking positively, it can really just change your perspective, which is sometimes all you need to get out of one of those downward spirals.

How to start implementing the Law of Attraction into your life

The main principle of the Law of Attraction is believing that you will have everything you want.
You need to get on that mental level where you know in your soul that everything is going to work out. Some ways to start doing that and getting yourself in the mindset are:
  1. Start journaling. Write about what you want to see in your life and how you want it to be. Don’t be afraid to write it down again and again, because that will only solidify it more in your mind.
  2. Do some visualization about it. Have a little meditation-style session, where you intentionally daydream about what you want, how it will feel when you get, and then reflect on some ways that you can start achieving those those things.
  3. Make a dream board. Use some of that creative talent of yours and start cutting out pictures, writing down inspiring quotes, and making something beautiful that will remind you of your dreams.
  4. Start acting as if you already have everything that you want.
*Disclaimer*
Now you have to remember a few things about the Law of Attraction
  1. You can’t expect things to magically just happen. Just because you have written down and are visualizing your goals, doesn’t mean they are going to happen if you are not taking actions towards making them happen
  2. You can’t be greedy with your goals. These goals can’t be that you want a million dollars, or all the power in the world or stuff like that. They have to be things that you really deeply desire and that would improve your life without taking away things from others. You can look at my other articles about Setting Goals that align with your true self.
  3. You have to be consistent and make a conscious effort to be positive about your goals and progress towards.
  4. You have to remember that you are worthy of receiving what you want.
  5. You also need to be open to some changes and potentially uncomfortable times along the way.

Learning to be open to change

Sometimes things will come to you, but not in the way that you would expect.

Sometimes what you really want can be totally masked by something that you might not like.

You may have to make some changes in your life that can be uncomfortable. The thing is, you have to learn to see the lesson in these changes and go along with them (as long as you can feel that is is right for you).

But as long as you stick through those changes and keep visualizing and making your goals a priority, they will come to you, you just need a positive mindset.

If you want some extra help with reaching your goals, you should check out my Dream Life Goal PlannerIt has everything you need to inspire and jump start your process of creating a life that you truly love. It has journal prompts, goal mapping inspiration, and a SMART goals worksheet! You can sign up at the bottom of this page!