I’ve started keeping a gratitude journal to help keep me focused on the goodness in every day.
Sometimes it is hard to think past all the things going wrong, and focus on all the things going right. The downward mental spiral can be difficult to turn off.
But this little journal has turned things around for me. Every morning and every evening I sit down and focus on what I’m thankful for or what good has come my way.
The journal has prompts to help you get your thoughts in order. And it doesn’t take up much time at all.
It looks like this. You complete the top section every morning, and the gray section every evening. There is a quote at the top of every day to get you in the right frame of mind. And I’ve come to love this little ritual. It’s something I look forward to every day.
So if you are looking for a way to cultivate gratitude, I highly suggest this. If you have a stressful job, I highly suggest this. If you are naturally more gloomy, I highly suggest this. You won’t believe how much good you can come up with until you are forced to focus on it. Get your Five Minute Journal here.
Disclaimer: This is not an ad. I was not paid to write this. I just really love this product, and think everyone needs one.