It’s so easy to fall into the trap of waiting until New Year’s Resolutions come round again, before you change your life. And when we think about things like Gratitude Journals, January 1st seems a logical time to start them. But if you wait until then, you’re missing out on the ten benefits that keeping a gratitude journal brings you – and you’re having to wait months to experience the changes it can weave into your life, usually in less than 3 weeks. If you’re curious about discovering how a few minutes of daily gratitude could transform your experience of life – starting today – then read on!
There’s something about January 1st that gives us a temporal kick up the butt, to make us take action on those things we want to change. I see it with my clients, with my students, with my readers and even with myself.
Everything builds up to New Year’s Day.
“I’ll give up coffee at New Year!”
“I’ll start going to the gym at New Year!”
“I’ll give up smoking at New Year!”
But when the fun and fuss of New Year has faded away, so have most of our resolutions. They slip back to that special place where they hide out until next New Year.
But what if you could start something – today – that could change your life so that you need fewer resolutions next New Year? And what if it were easy? And what if it only took a couple of minutes a day?
All of those apply to keeping a gratitude journal.
Researchers have discovered that keeping a gratitude journal can make a measurable shift in your happiness levels in under 3 weeks. Personally, I have (with myself and my readers) that it’s usually much faster than that.
10 Reasons Why Keeping A Gratitude Journal Could Be Your Best Idea Ever
And Why You’ll Want To Make A Start Today
We have all heard about the ‘attitude of gratitude’ and how we’re ‘supposed’ to think positive thoughts. But how on earth do you do it? How do you take the ‘stuff’ that life throws your way and turn it into smiles instead of sulking?
A gratitude journal can be an elaborate book with a beautiful cover, or it can be a simple notebook, it doesn’t really matter. What counts is that you write in it regularly – and keep it somewhere that you can review it, whenever you want to. Here are 10 reasons to keep a gratitude journal – and how it can change your life, starting today!
Not sure how to get started with your gratitude journal?
Researchers have finally proven what common sense would already tell us – that keeping a daily gratitude journal can change your life! Richard Emmons PhD, from the University of Berkeley, proved that as little as 3 weeks of your gratitude journal can positively shift your experience of life. Woo hoo! But there’s more to it than just grabbing a pen and paper. Discover the 3 different levels to a gratitude journal and how the level you choose can make a massive difference to the impact it will have for you.
How To Start Your Gratitude Journal?
You can choose any notebook for your gratitude journal, but most people like to choose one that feels special. So you could go and buy one in your local store – or order one online. Then choose to write (or draw pictures) of 3-5 things you feel grateful for – ideally every day.
The main thing is that you make the decision to get started – and that you take some action.
If you’d like to go a bit deeper than just writing stuff down each day, you might enjoy my book Gratitude: A Daily Journal. It brings you the ‘how to’ of gratitude, in bite-sized, practical chunks – as well as a Readers’ Club, with reader-only bonuses and a supportive online readers’ forum, to share your journey with other like-minded gratitude-seekers.
Its aim is to help you discover how to make the miracle of gratitude an easy and life-changing part of your daily routine!
Here’s where to find out more and perhaps order a copy today: Gratitude: A Daily Journal
Of course, other gratitude journals are also available! 😉
So, given the many benefits of keeping a gratitude journal, I’m sure you can feel why it would be great to make a start today.
I’m curious: how are you feeling about this? Have you experimented with a gratitude journal before? How did you get on? If not, what has been holding you back?
And how might you choose to make the miracle of gratitude part of your daily life?
I’d love to hear from you, via the comments box (below)!
With love, Namaste,