The Great Thing about Gratitude

Over Christmas I read a book that really resonated with me.  During the break, I had decided that after a rollercoaster ride, I would take some time out for me and my family.  I decided that I would read a book that would help me to focus on what I wanted to achieve, and this in turn brought into question what I actually did want to achieve.

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At the risk of sounding like a total cliché (there’s no getting away from it – we have a good and proper old-fashioned cliché here!), I realised that I wanted to focus on what I already have, to remain focussed on what I already have and on the more naff days that everyone has, focus on what I’ve got to be grateful for in order to bring that vibration of gratitude right back to where I want it to be.

One of the best ways to do this, as recommended in the book 30 Law of Attraction Practical Exercises, is to write a Gratitude Journal every day.

Considering I read this book in December, I decided there and then to start applying this theory and didn’t want until new year to get stuck in.

Since that day, I have taken my lovely notebook that is my Gratitude Journal and I have written 10 reasons to be grateful… every. single. day.  And I can honestly testify that it works.  If I’ve had a bit of a naff day, racking my brains for something to be grateful for does make me see the lighter, brighter, happier, even simpler side of life.  Heck, I even find myself making mental notes of ‘I can pop that in my gratitude journal later!’.

So yes, my gratitude journal is working for me, lifts my mood when needed and has become a good habit, which I’m very grateful for… And who doesn’t want some feel-good vibes?…

… one of my first entries in my journal was that when I was shopping for my journal, I stumbled upon a lovely turquoise desk diary and pocket diary (featured alongside my journal in the picture above) 🙂

What about you?  What do you do regularly to lift your mood and focus on being grateful?  I’d love to hear in the comments below 🙂 

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20 comments to “The Great Thing about Gratitude”
  1. Yay! I love this!!

    I write a gratitude journal too and it’s really changed my life! 😀 Focusing on gratitude has helped me out of some of the darkest times of my life and has really changed how I see and experience the world! 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing! <3 (Your diaries are super cute too!! :D)

  2. A gratitude journal sounds like such a good idea! My husband is very negative and spends all his time concentrating on the bad parts of life when there are so many more good parts, this would definitely help him xxx

  3. Funnily enough, I was only thinking about this the other day as I read something similar. Your post has been the handy reminder that I needed, so I will got onto this today! Thank you, glad it’s working for you. Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. A gratitude journal sounds amazing and is something I often mean to start but never end up doing! It’s like meditation and yoga… When I actually make times for them I feel the difference so clearly, and yet far too often I let myself think I just do not have the time for them! Thanks for sharing about how this practice has really made a difference 🙂 #sharethejoy

    • Snap, snap and snap! Finding the time to all of these is often a challenge but I do find that reiki self treatment everyday keeps me in check and the journal is speaking for itself. A chicken and egg type of effect!

  5. What a lovely idea for a journal and lifting your spirits up when you need it. They all look lovely. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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