Have you heard of the phrase “gratitude produces happiness”? It is true, science has proven that grateful people are happier, and happy people appear to be more grateful. So somehow gratitude & happiness come hand in hand. The more grateful you are, the happier you become. And the happier you are, the more grateful you become. It’s a positive self-enforcing cycle!
What can we learn from this? It’s actually very simple: practice gratitude and you will become happier.
I will introduce you in this article today to Gratitude Journaling. This simple technique can be done from your bed and takes only 1 minute, yet it can change your life. Keeping a Gratitude Journal is very easy, doesn’t take much time, and is very therapeutic as it rewires the brain.
3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP A GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Every day we have good and bad experiences. Unfortunately we tend to remember the negative ones! Keeping a journal of positive experiences rewires your brain to pay attention to the beautiful things in your life.
Not only does Gratitude Journaling brighten your mood. Over time, your brain will process life experiences differently so that it emphasises the positive things in your life more than the negative ones.
So here are the 3 reasons why you should start a Gratitude Journal today:
It shows you that there are also good things in life, no matter how small they are
This brightens your mood
Over time, it rewires your brain to pay more attention to the beautiful things in life - which increases happiness
HOW TO START A GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Get yourself a beautiful notebook and a pen. Keep them next to your bed and decide when you will be journaling. I recommend to either do it first thing as you wake up to set a positive tone for the day – or just before going to bed to reflect back on your day. Choose a time and stick to it.
Every day, you will write three entries. This trains your brain to become more joyful. Your entries can be as simple as a good lunch or a beautiful sunset you noticed when gazing out the window.
Practice Gratitude Journaling for 1 month continuously and discover the astonishing effects it has on your life and feeling of wellbeing.
If you would like to download a free printable template instead of buying a journal, click here.