How to Incorporate Gratitude into Your Journaling to Change Your Life

Gratitude’s importance

Let’s start with gratitude’s importance because if you don’t know that, then why would gratitude go in your journal? Gratitude is amazing. It not only raises your vibration so you will be able to manifest what you want, but it also has a lot more benefits that are unbelievable. Gratitude will improve your physical health. Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier¬†than other people, according to a 2012 study published in¬†Personality and Individual Differences.¬†Gratitude reduces aggression and enhances empathy, gratitude helps you sleep better, gratitude boosts self-esteem, and gratitude increases mental strength. Overall, gratitude will change your life.

Why should you put gratitude into your journaling?

If you use a bullet journal, then gratitude is an element you should certainly start incorporating. If you do not yet have a journal, I suggest getting a gratitude journal. The one I use that has changed my life can be found here. The benefits I have noticed from using a gratitude journal are clear. I have understood a lot more about myself through this journey of appreciating everything in my life. Take a minute now to appreciate the fact that you have internet so you can read this, and a computer, phone or iPad on which to read this. Another benefit is that stress is reduced. There was a time when I was not able to write in my journal, and even my family noticed the heightened stress in my life. That is why you should gratitude have within your journal, or a gratitude journal to dive deeply into understanding yourself.

How gratitude is apart of my journaling

Gratitude is an important part of my journaling. I journal in the morning and at night. It helps me set an intention for the day, so I don’t mindlessly wander through my day and it makes sure I am feeling positive and ready to face the day. There is a big chuck that is all about what I am grateful for, no guidance. Somedays I feel like writing the big things, some days the small things, but there is always more to write, that come up every day and night. (Unintentional rhyme ;)) I take my focus for the day and use it to come up with what I will be grateful for that day. This is how gratitude is apart of my journaling. Thank you! Be sure to check out my gratitude journal here.

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