Keep A Journal To Practice Gratitude And Happiness

We have talked in the past about the fact that feeling grateful and acknowledging all the good things in our lives is a fantastic way to increase our overall happiness. Getting in the habit of showing and experiencing more gratitude is a one of the most powerful ways to increase your feeling of happiness.

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It is all good and well to resolve to feel more gratitude and become happier. Putting it into action is a little harder said than done. Thankfully, there is a simple little tool that will help you stay on track – a journal. A gratitude journal is a wonderful thing and something that can have a surprisingly big positive impact on your life. Best of all, you do not need anything fancy. Grab a notebook and a pen, or if you prefer, boot up your computer and open a word document.

The idea is simple. Each day you want to write for a few minutes about the various things you feel grateful for. Think back on anything that made you happy throughout the day. By listing all the positive things in your life, you are putting them into the forefront of your mind. That alone is bound to increase your mood and make you feel happier and more accomplished.

Not only will your writing help you right away, as you compose each daily entry, but you are also creating a great memento of your gratitude and happiness journey. Pull out your journal, curl up on the couch and read it whenever you need a little boost of happiness. Seeing, in black and white, how far you have come throughout the past weeks, months, and even years is amazing.

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As you start to read about the events and people that you felt grateful for in the past, you are start to relive those memories, and with it those feelings. Think of your gratitude journal as a happiness battery. You are storing your good feelings in an easy format that allows you to access and relive them on demand. What a powerful idea.

In addition, writing and reading your gratitude journal regularly will help you form new positive habits. You will start to have a more positive outlook in life, and since the journal forces you to think of and find the things and people you are grateful for in any given day, your brain will automatically start to look for the positive instead of the negative. It is easy to see how that can have a beneficial impact on your life over time.

If you are ready to practice gratitude and work on increasing your happiness, start writing a journal. You will not regret it.

Keep A Journal To Practice Gratitude And Happiness

We have talked in the past about the fact that feeling grateful and acknowledging all the good things in our lives is a fantastic way to increase our overall happiness. Getting in the habit of showing and experiencing more gratitude is a one of the most powerful ways to increase your feeling of happiness.

It is all good and well to resolve to feel more gratitude and become happier. Putting it into action is a little harder said than done. Thankfully, there is a simple little tool that will help you stay on track – a journal. A gratitude journal is a wonderful thing and something that can have a surprisingly big positive impact on your life. Best of all, you do not need anything fancy. Grab a notebook and a pen, or if you prefer, boot up your computer and open a word document.

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The idea is simple. Each day you want to write for a few minutes about the various things you feel grateful for. Think back on anything that made you happy throughout the day. By listing all the positive things in your life, you are putting them into the forefront of your mind. That alone is bound to increase your mood and make you feel happier and more accomplished.

Not only will your writing help you right away, as you compose each daily entry, but you are also creating a great memento of your gratitude and happiness journey. Pull out your journal, curl up on the couch and read it whenever you need a little boost of happiness. Seeing, in black and white, how far you have come throughout the past weeks, months, and even years is amazing.

As you start to read about the events and people that you felt grateful for in the past, you are start to relive those memories, and with it those feelings. Think of your gratitude journal as a happiness battery. You are storing your good feelings in an easy format that allows you to access and relive them on demand. What a powerful idea.

In addition, writing and reading your gratitude journal regularly will help you form new positive habits. You will start to have a more positive outlook in life, and since the journal forces you to think of and find the things and people you are grateful for in any given day, your brain will automatically start to look for the positive instead of the negative. It is easy to see how that can have a beneficial impact on your life over time.

If you are ready to practice gratitude and work on increasing your happiness, start writing a journal. You will not regret it.

Published by Phoenix

I have been a teacher all my life. That doesn't just mean in School! I taught my brothers to ride bikes and go camping in the mountains. I taught Football, Cricket, Squash, Sailing, Climbing and Karate. In BNI I became the Education Coordinator. With my Property Business I laid on Investment Seminars. I taught my sons to Fish for Carp. And I still teach Maths and Physics to students who want to go to University to study Medicine or Engineering. Now I am teaching people the things I am learning online.

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