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, and ever since then, I never went back to a standard planner again. But once I healed immensely in 2017, I stopped using the Bullet Journal strictly for gut healing.
I then started using a standard Bullet Journal. THIS is the one I have. I’d love to share with you all the pieces that make up my Bullet Journal, and how I’ve gone about it, but for today, I’m focusing on one page – the Gratitude Journal portion.
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.
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 world-wide would do anything to be in your shoes. I try to remember this daily. Keeping a Gratitude Journal helps put it all in perspective.
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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