What Is A Gratitude Journal? How Do I Make One?

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What Is A Gratitude Journal? How Do I Make One?

Showing your thankfulness can be a powerful thing. The more aware you are of what you are grateful for, the more likely you are to turn your gratitude into kindness to others. Life moves quickly, and very often we are moving so fast that we aren’t recognizing when we are thankful and what we are thankful for. It’s important to find the good in each and every day, even if it’s something as small as noticing a rainbow during a storm. Finding the good in each situation can be a difficult thing. Oftentimes, we are so focused on the outcome that we forget the process if took to get there. We must get in the habit of seeing the good. You can do this by creating a gratitude journal. 

Journaling has a lot of positive impacts on a person’s health. It can be a form of stress relief, while also helping you practice positivity. This won’t come naturally for most people. You must work at it, like you would anything else, in order for gratitude to become a healthy habit. Soon, you’ll be able to see the positive in everything you come across. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. 

How do you create a gratitude journal and make it a habit? Here are some easy steps.

  1. Choose a journal you connect with

There is a journal out there for everyone. Some are plain, some are artsy. Some have photos, some have drawings, some have quotes. Find a journal that fits you. Connect with the journal. The more you love it, the more likely you are to use it. 

  1. Create rituals

Rituals can come in any form. When you journal, you might like to play some soft music or make yourself a nice cup of coffee. Whatever you love to do, connect that to journaling. Do it before or while you journal, and you are more likely to stick with it. 

  1. Write down one thing you’re grateful for

Starting with just one thing you are grateful for is a good step. Some people also like to doodle or create a page for each day. Whatever your style is, make it meaningful. 

Pinnacle Recovery wants to give you small and simple exercises that can create a huge difference in your life. Creating a gratitude journal is one of those things. If you are struggling with finding things to be thankful for or are feeling hopeless, reach out to us today to see how we can help you. Call Pinnacle Recovery now at 1-866-301-0573

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