Gratitude journals are popular for good reason. They have proven to help people feel happier, more confident and more at peace with whatever is going on in their lives. In this post, we’re looking at how to make your own gratitude journal.
We’ve included easy-to-follow infographics, a video and what you need to get started on your own journal journey today.
This list of 66 things to be grateful for from Popsugar is a great beginning to our post and we’re sure you have even more to add.
When you start feeling grateful, you will notice so much more around you. It won’t be long before you open up to all that is good in the world and you will notice your heart singing.
How To Start A Gratitude Journal Video
We thought that a video tutorial would be the perfect introduction to help you start your Gratitude Journal. It will give you plenty of inspiration and is hosted by Overall Adventures.
They guide you through a simple writing process that will prompt you to find things you’re grateful for. Click Play above to watch ^
5 Tips To Start A Gratitude Journal
Viva La Me has 5 top tips to starting your journal.
- Choose Your Method – how are you going to record your thoughts?
- Create A Routine – Designate a set time and place to record.
- Be in the present moment – breathe and relax.
- Depth rather than breadth – don’t limit yourself to one thing
- Forgive yourself – don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day
How To Keep A Gratitude Journal
This step-by-step guide from eHow shows you in simple terms how to make gratitude journaling a positive in your life. You will be surprised how quickly you forget little details of your life when you skip days. Setting a specific time is an important step.
One thing we love about these tips from E-How is that it encourages you to acknowledge the negatives too. In time you will be able to reflect and see the upside. Remember, there is always a silver lining to every cloud.
Gratitude Journal Prompts
Some days you may feel a bit stuck and need a prompt. That’s where this Chart from Text My Journal will come in very handy.
There are 30 excellent prompts that include acknowledging your special skills and talents, your family and friends, even sounds that you love or notice.
Once you get into the flow, you will be amazed at just how much there is to be thankful and grateful for.
If you are looking for a gorgeous Gratitude Journal, this one from Etsy is hard to beat. It has your intentions for the week, day planner, gratitude columns and a fabric cover. It is beautifully illustrated with lots of astrological information too.