What Do You Write In A Gratitude Journal?
Gratitude is an easy way to get into a good-feeling state once you’re in the flow, but getting started can sometimes be tough. We can sometimes feel overwhelmed when we feel that we need to write lots of new things every day, especially if we are going through a bit of a tough time.
You Don’t Need To Stress
As long as you are generating positive feelings when you are filling out your gratitude journal, and you’re not getting bored, then you can write about the same thing every day if you want. This can often be a good way to get started, rather than stopping your gratitude practice because you’ve come to a standstill. Soon enough, you’ll think of more and more things to be grateful for. Just writing down one seemingly insignificant thing is better than writing nothing at all. Committing to the practice, even on a bad day, is what will bring you positive results.
If you’re feeling a bit stuck, here is a list of gratitude prompts. You can also find these at the beginning of Gratitude Journal: 100 Days Of Gratitude Will Change Your Life.
Work or job
People you work with
Goals and future desires
Books you’ve read
Things working out well
People being kind to you
Love (emotion/ energy)
The feeling of gratitude itself
People in your neighbourhood
Gifts from the universe
Holding someone’s hand
Getting things done
Things you would like to own
Things you are achieving now
Any children in your life
Walks in nature
People thinking of you, e.g. birthdays
Your car, especially if it’s raining!
Finding a new, delicious recipe
Your ability to help others
The modern world
Things that have come easily to you
Something that made you laugh today
Something that lifted your spirits today
Good deeds done
Things that help you earn money
Stars and the night sky
Perfection in nature