Why You Should Keep a Gratitude Journal

When I started the year I was so much into gratitude journaling until day 29 of 365 when I fell off the wagon.  I do journal but not as occasionally as I would want or how I would want.

Every time you feel you’re getting a bit negative, try gratitude journaling. It will help you keep your mood in check. Write everything you are grateful for and why you are grateful for it. Journalling is a great way to get in touch with how you feel.

Sometimes we don’t know why we are feeling the way we are. Journalling will help you answer, ‘Why do I feel this way?.’

Ways To Use Your Gratitude Journal

  • Plan your next day every evening.
  • Plan your new week on Sundays.
  • Map out your plan for the next creative experiment. For me planning my next experiment means doodling and forming little channels. Doodling helps me map out the process. I am not the best at doodling but it gets the job done for me.
  • Write out quotes and verses and extrapolate on them. Extrapolate means writing your own understanding of the quote/verse or anything new that comes to you based on that quote/verse.

Based on this, it’s easier to now keep a gratitude journal. Journals will always remind you how your possessions were once just prayers and plans.

If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured, and unique individual, keep a journal. ~ Jim Rohn


Personally I am Grateful For :

  • Family, friends and acquaintances.
  • The lessons I have learned in my 22 years of existence. Someone on Facebook just liked a photo from 2016. Which reminded me that I can’t even remember the problems I had then. But I picked up many lessons.
  • Everything gets better with time. Calm down.
  • My website. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for this site. It allows me to do a lot while learning a lot too.
  • The wisdom and maturity I have. On this note, most days I have this feeling of pressure to know what I need to know to perfect my craft or my life. I need to learn creative writing, I need to…

If you are like me, change the language to I want to. And you’ll take the pressure off yourself.

When you are at a low point, gratitude journalling will help you see the best in life. What you magnify becomes bigger.


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  1. Alessia February 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I have tried gratitude journals in the past but it didn’t really work for me, although I use journalling for exploring my feelings through coaching questions and stuff. I can come up with things I am grateful for when I look at specific negative circumstances as a way not to let the negativity cancel the positive but as a daily habit as people suggest it just feels forced as it’s the same things over and over and it makes me frustrated that nothing in my life seems to move forward.

    1. Nderi Sarah February 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      I also mainly use journaling to explore my feelings and figure out my plan. What I do daily in my journal is plan my next day/week and content for my blog. It would seem forced to keep a post on gratitude daily, but once a month is great too :).

  2. Brita Long February 27, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I haven’t tried gratitude journaling. When I journal my prayers (rarely), I do include a section for Thankgiving, when I thank God for specific blessings She’s given me.

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