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Keeping A Gratitude Journal

 

Keeping A Gratitude Journal


The Dictionary.com definition of Gratitude is: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Keeping a gratitude journal of positive experiences can help us remember the good things that have happened to us on our worst day. Even when we are having a bad day, it is good to be able to pick out what you are thankful for. Try to write between at least 3-5 gratitude journal entries a day. 

Keeping a gratitude journal is linked to being a more positive and happier individual in the long run when continued regularly. Just like anything with mental health, you have to keep at it.  
5 SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE JOURNAL Here is an article I found regarding the benefits of creating one. It’s very simple. Just follow this layout and example below;

Samantha’s Gratitude Journal

Monday

  1.  The sunset I got to see last night.
  2. My mom lent me $20 when I needed gas money really bad.
  3. Not getting stuck in traffic.
  4. [your gratitude]
  5. [your gratitude]

Tuesday

  1. The neighbor that held the door open for me when I almost dropped the groceries.
  2. Getting a new follower on my blog.
  3. Getting 8 hours of sleep.
  4. Getting out of the house today.
  5. [your gratitude]

Wednesday

  1. [your gratitude]
  2. [your gratitude]
  3. [your gratitude]
  4. [your gratitude]
  5. [your gratitude]

Thursday

  1. [your gratitude]
  2. [your gratitude]
  3. [your gratitude]
  4. [your gratitude]
  5. [your gratitude]

Friday

  1. [your gratitude]
  2. [your gratitude]
  3. [your gratitude]
  4. [your gratitude]
  5. [your gratitude]

Saturday

  1. [your gratitude]
  2. [your gratitude]
  3. [your gratitude]
  4. [your gratitude]
  5. [your gratitude]

Sunday

  1. The shooting star I saw.
  2. My dog cuddling with me.
  3. My boyfriend talking with me.
  4. [your gratitude]
  5. [your gratitude]

 This is a basic layout of a gratitude journal, and instead of [your gratitude], you would actually fill it out. 

This is one of those simple things in life that could benefit you in the end, so why not give it a try. At least once.

I hope this helps someone out there.

-Samantha♥

 

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Samantha

Samantha Steiner is the author of the new book, "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," which is now available on Amazon. She is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog, MyBipolarMind.com.

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4 Responses

  1. Christy B says:

    I love this post as you’re giving back and uplifting others with it 🙂

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