Saying your intentions out loud an writing them down on paper confirms things and makes them happen.
It's a way of stating your intention to the universe. Keeping a journal that only you have access to is a very healthy way of downloading your hopes, dreams, and wishes and giving them concrete form.
I am very big about writing things down and keeping lists and planners too!! I have always felt that its a way to keep things in order and to also check of goals, aspirations, plans, etc as I complete them.
Call me anal or a woman with a slight case of ocd, but I do not care cuz it does work!!!lol I actually came by a list I had from the 4th grade!!lol I had 10 goals I wanted to accomplish in life and so far I have about.....oh 5 or 6 left. I'm still young, no kids, no husband, nothing to tie me down so I better get working!!!;o)