I’ve been journaling for as long as I can remember.
Earlier when I would journal, it was a kind of venting session for me. It didn’t always include all the bad things but I would just unload my day, pour out my thoughts, my emotions, my feelings and so on while journaling.
A couple of years back I heard about gratitude journaling, and for me, it changed a lot. In gratitude journaling, all you have to do is wake up every morning and write down 3 things that you’re grateful for, 3 things that would make the day ahead of you amazing, and your daily affirmation (a thought that motivates you to think positively). Then again at night, you simply have to fill in 3 things that made your day great, and something that you would have done differently.
This journal has completely changed my attitude towards life.
I feel a lot different on the days when I don’t write in my journal in the morning. I feel a little off centred and a little cluttered.
For me, writing things down solidifies it, way more than just thinking it to myself. The pen to paper method brings it to life for me and embeds it into my brain in such a powerful way, that for the rest of the day it’s at the forefront of my mind. I’m able to ignore the chaos around me and hone in on what’s important — what I’m here for.
I am extremely grateful for everything in life, including life itself.
So here I am, encouraging others to join along with the Attitude of Gratitude mentality. It is one of the best things we can do for one another as human beings.