Free Printable Gratitude Journal

Free Printable Gratitude Journal

Free Printable Gratitude Journal

Are you tired of the never-ending problematic life? Looking for happiness? Want more money? Better relationships? Less stress? More success (no matter how you define it)?

There are a lot of different ideas or methods on how you can change your life and make it better. One proven method and the very first step you should do is to have a Gratitude Journal.

I know it seems like a boring method but before you close this article, I’d like to dare you to do it in just 7 days. If nothing happens within 7 days, I’ll give you a gift.

So, do you dare to do this #7DayGratitudeChallenge?

If you’re worried or wondering how you’re going to start, I got you covered. I have this Gratitude Journal that you can download for FREE. All you have to do is click the download button and spend thetime to fill up your journal each day.

It contains 10 prompts to get you started along with some quotes to keep you motivated. There is no right or wrong way to practice gratitude. The practice itself is where the power resides.

The physical record is important—don’t just do this exercise in your head.  After the prompts, you can pick anything to be grateful for each day. The things you list can be relatively small in importance (“The tasty sandwich I had for lunch today.”) or relatively large (“My Best friend got engaged today!”). The goal of the exercise is to remember a good event, experience, person, or thing in your life—then enjoy the good emotions that come with it.


As you write, here are eight important tips:

  1. Be as specific as possible—specificity is key to fostering gratitude. “I’m grateful that I was able to get a cab on time and was able to clock in earlier.” will be more effective than “I’m grateful that I was able to work today.”
  2. Go for depth over breadth. Elaborating in detail about a particular person or thing for which you’re grateful carries more benefits than a superficial list of many things.
  3. Get personal. Focusing on people to whom you are grateful has more of an impact than focusing on things for which you are grateful.
  4. Try subtraction, not just addition. Consider what your life would be like without certain people or things, rather than just tallying up all the good stuff. Be grateful for the negative outcomes you avoided, escaped, prevented, or turned into something positive—try not to take that good fortune for granted.
  5. See good things as “gifts.” Thinking of the good things in your life as gifts guards against taking them for granted. Try to relish and savor the gifts you’ve received.
  6. Savor surprises. Try to record events that were unexpected or surprising, as these tend to elicit stronger levels of gratitude.
  7. Revise if you repeat. Writing about some of the same people and things is OK, but zero in on a different aspect in detail.
  8. Write regularly. Whether you write every other day or once a week, commit to a regular time to journal, then honor that commitment.

Your gratitude journal can include any, all, or very little of the above…

Being grateful helps us “feel better and happier”. There are more than enough sources of negativity in the world that we could choose to wallow in. Through regular entries in a Gratitude Journal, we will lay the foundation for developing an “attitude of gratitude”, strengthening our resolve to choose to feel good regardless of what is going on around us.

Let me know how this journal helped you change your life. Use the hashtag #7DayGratitudeChallenge and tag us @quanjewelry for your journal entries.

 

Download the Gratitude Journal HERE.


 

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