Journal Writing Made Easy

How to use affirmations to fill your blank journal pages

Journaling with affirmations

“Your Journal is like your best friend, You don’t have to pretend with it, you can be honest and write exactly how you feel.”

~Bukola Ogunwale  

Express Yourself

Journaling can be overwhelming when you look at untouched paper. Your mind may feel empty or maybe you have too many racing thoughts to get on the paper. Initially, keeping a journal can seem overwhelming, but it’s a great way to express yourself and manage negative emotions.

If you can’t find the words, start writing a positive affirmation. By writing affirmations you connect with yourself which helps the ink finds its way across the page. According to Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, “Daily affirmations are simple, positive statements declaring specific goals in their completed states.”

Morning Mantra

Positive statements can be written about your self-worth, happiness, health, and wealth. Each week, I choose one affirmation that speaks to me. In the morning, I write in my journal and use that particular mantra.

Sometimes, I write the mantra over and over until my brain has something to say to the empty journal page. Canfield says, “Repeating affirmations helps to reprogram the unconscious mind for success.” Therefore, I not only get the pen moving, but I reprogram my thoughts for the day.

Psychology Today says effective affirmations are:

  • Written in first person
  • Written in a positive voice rather than negative
  • Has an emotional charge
  • Written in present tense

Writing is a form of meditation for me, and I have been writing in a journal for more than 20 years. When I explore each emotion, I feel like I have control of my mental state. I scribe the emotion, feel it, honor it, and let it go if it isn’t serving a purpose.

Start writing in your journal today with this free list of positive affirmations I created:

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Happy Journaling


Nicole L. Czarnomski (zar-NOM-ski) is a marketing director by day and freelance writer by night. Her magazine bylines range from wheatgrass to whiskey to pet sitters. She usually writes with one or two cats on her lap and a hot cup of black coffee by her side. She is the author of the memoir “How Cancer Cured My Broken Soul,” the product of her nine-month battle with Stage 3 breast cancer. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading a memoir or psychological thriller or anything by Kristin Hannah. If there isn’t a book in her hand, she is bingeing on Netflix or painting, art journaling, singing karaoke (only at home) or woodworking with her husband.

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