Even though most things are out of our control, I have found that showing gratitude and writing in a Gratitude Journal daily always finds the silver lining.
In 2016, I started a Gut Healing Bullet Journal. Since then, I have never gone back to a standard planner.
But once I healed immensely in 2018, I stopped using the Bullet Journal strictly for gut healing.
I then started developing the best Gut Healing Bullet Journal possible. It included a one pager – the Gratitude Journal portion.
Gratitude Journal Updated in 2020
The one-liner of gratitude on a daily basis is critical.
In fact, I believed so much in it and my commitment for doing it daily that I included it in the 90-day gut healing journal system, Healing Blooms from Within. Combine gratitude journaling (and many other journaling methods) into one with my journal system HERE.
You’re going to love it!
What is a Gratitude Journal?
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It’s simple, at the end of each month, I reserve a page titled, “Daily Gratitude.”
Along the left side of the page, I write down each day of the month, giving enough space for one line of gratitude per day.
And at the end of each day, I write down just one line of gratitude.
No matter what, every single day, I am thankful for something. Sometimes it’s something big, and other days it is as simple as, “The sun.”
I have read that you should write at least 5 things at the end of each day that you’re thankful for or set aside time at night to give deep thoughts around it.
I wanted both of those to work for me, but they didn’t. And when long-winded didn’t work, I crafted my Gratitude Journal in a way that would allow me to keep with it each day. I think it’s important – really important – to find the beauty at the end of each day.
And it’s not just important because we think we need to engage in it, it’s actually important for many reasons.
Here are 5 things a gratitude journal can do for you.
5 Things a Gratitude Journal Can Do for You
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- Lower stress. Because showing gratitude puts things into perspective.
- Help find the beauty in each day.
- Focus on what really matters.
- Act as a “happy place.” Whenever you need a boost, you can always go back to those pages filled with lines of gratitude and you’re bound to smile.
- Perspective. You do realize that you have so much to be thankful for, right? Millions of people worldwide would do anything to be in your shoes. I try to remember this daily. Keeping a Gratitude Journal helps put it all in perspective. (p.s. that doesn’t mean your “hard” isn’t real.)
Especially during times of change, but throughout all of life, the Gratitude Journal is a lovely constant.
Do you keep a Gratitude Journal?
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