The Benefits of Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Have you ever heard of a gratitude journal? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a journal where you keep a record of all the things that make you feel gratitude. You can write daily, every other day, or whenever the time feels right for you. Plus, an entry doesn’t have to be an entire page; it can be just one sentence, or even just one word. Getting into a new writing habit always takes a little practice but keeping a gratitude journal is a very low maintenance way to start. The great news is that scientific studies have discovered that gratitude exercises can have a positive impact your life in many ways! It’s always a great time to start, and we hope this blog post will inspire you to start keeping a gratitude journal of your own.

Here are some of the many benefits of keeping a gratitude journal:

  • Lower stress levels.
  • Improved sleep.
  • A heightened awareness of what is important to you in your life.
  • The ability to tune in and focus on what matters to you.
  • Heightened self-awareness.
  • A great way to lift your spirits on a down day by reading back through previous entries.

Maintaining a gratitude journal is very easy. Plan in 10 or 15 minutes a day to dedicate to writing down what you are grateful for that day. If you keep it on your bedside table, you’ll see it when you’re going to sleep and waking up, which will inspire a sense of gratitude when you begin and end your day. Trust us, the benefits are really worth it!

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