Gratitude Journal Information
Take part in an activity that will change your life! Keep a Gratitude Journal.
Write down five things you are grateful for each day in your Gratitude Journal and your life will change forever. Do this for at least one month.
• Each day write down at least five good things
• Do this every day for a month and see your attitude change
www.happytapper.com even has i-phone apps to keep a gratitude journal, vision board and more. You can even learn how to create your own app.
GRATITUDE JOURNAL IDEAS
Things I love to do
Ways I like to help others
Everyone I appreciate
Great things about people I don’t like
Upcoming fun activities
Everything good that happened the day before
List all the ones you love and why
What’s positive about your job
What’s positive about your family
The best day you’ve ever had
Your dream job/dream life/dream mate
Write about your passions
What are your best strengths
Best vacation ever or a future vacation
Here are some great ideas adapted from www.zenhabits.net you can do right now. Feel free to record your thoughts or outcomes in your Gratitude Journal.
• Morning or anytime of the day gratitude session. Take 2-3 minutes each morning or any time of day to give thanks, to whoever or whatever you’re grateful for. You don’t have to do anything, other than close your eyes and silently give thanks. This one act can make a huge difference.
• Call to say thanks. Sometimes you might think about something nice that someone did for you. Perhaps you remember during your gratitude session. When you do, pick up the phone and call the person, just to say thanks. Let them know what they did that you’re grateful for, and why you appreciate it. Takes a minute or two. If it’s too early to call, make a note to call later. Even better is telling them in person, if you happen to see them or if they’re on your route. Almost as good is a thank-you email — keep it short and sweet.
• Give thanks for “negative” things in your life. There’s always two ways to look at something. Many times we think of something as negative — it’s stressful, harmful, sad, unfortunate, difficult. But that same thing can be looked at in a more positive way. Giving thanks for those things is a great way to remind yourself that there is good in just about everything. Problems can be seen as opportunities to grow, to be creative.