The Ultimate Guide to Start a Gratitude Journal
There is not a specific way to start a gratitude journal, its about finding a way to make it work for and practice your gratitude. So here we present you a small guide with advices to start a gratitude journal that will work for you.
1. Understand What is a Gratitude Journal, It Benefits and Why you want to do it.
The first step is to learn what is a gratitude journal, how it works, what are the benefits. Then think why you want to do it, what are you expecting. Then decide if this is what you want to do, if this is what you were looking for.
2. Choose a Journal
Once you decide you want to do a Gratitude Journal, the next step is to choose where to keep it, there a lot of options you can do it on a book, a notebook or diary, theres also a los of new app to do it in your phone or tablet, we recommend you our very own app My Daily Gratitude.
3 Choose what to write about
There are many thinks you can write about, some people like to write about their day, some about what they were grateful, some choose to answer some questions or follow specific props. There is not really a correct way, you can choose what works better for you or change it along the way.
Also choose how many thinks you want to write about per day or per week. Example: write 3 gratitude at the end of each day.
4. Make time for it in your daily routine
Choose a specific time and day that works for you and
start making it a habit, it is recommended to do it in the night so you can reflect about your day, but you can choose in the time that better fit you and your day.
5. Avoid Repetition
Try to write about different things or from different perspectives. The Idea of the journal is to reflect about all the
thinks you have to be grateful for, repeating will avoid you too look beyond the obvious.
6. Be Specific and Personal
Elaborate about the thinks you feel grateful for, Why do you feel Grateful?, How does it make you feel?, Why are you grateful?, be specific don’t just mention it.
Write personal messages, write about the most important thinks to you, write about your feeling, write more about people. This will help you be more grateful.
One of te best ways to start your journal is with the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge, it a great way to begin making this activity a habit.