YOUR NOVEMBER INSPRIVAITION | Time to Journal!
HOW TO MAKE A GRATITUDE JOURNAL
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to practice gratitude. Whether you gather around a holiday feast with family and name what you are grateful for in your life, or whether you write it all down — gratitude is a major step towards living a happier life. Gratitude helps us feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve our health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. So it’s about time to appreciate all you’ve got!
A gratitude journal is a safe, intimate place to list the people, places, and things that you appreciate. Once you begin to recognize the good in your life, your mind will identify more of it. It will change your perspective and help you find the beauty in everything, every moment, every experience, and every person.
FIND A JOURNAL YOU CONNECT WITH
A journal that feels good in your hands. That you feel excited to open every day. A safe, intimate place to express yourself. You can buy a cute journal structured around the gratitude theme like this one or you can make one yourself using a template.
DROP THE PRESSURE AND WRITE WHENEVER YOU WANT
The timing of when you want to write is up to you. While most try to write in their gratitude journals every night, sometimes it becomes every other night. That’s okay. Journal when it feels right for you — the benefits really are worth it.
LET IT FLOW
Your gratitude journal doesn’t have to be deep. What you are thankful for can be as simple as “family” or “the movie I recently enjoyed” or “this morning’s breakfast.” What you are grateful for will differ from everyone else.
P.S. Even Oprah loves her gratitude journal!