There are only two reasons you might be looking for an answer to how to write a gratitude journal or what to write in gratitude journal. One, because you want to start writing gratitude journal for the law of attraction and speed up your manifestation. And two, because you want to experience all the mental-emotional health benefits of writing gratitude journal.
Once you start writing your gratitude journal double intuitively start to understand how to write gratitude journal and what to write.
And in this blog post, you will not only discover what to write in a gratitude journal or how to write it but you will also get to know 5 Epic ideas for writing. So that you’ll never have to face writer’s block.
How To Write A Gratitude Journal – Easy Step-By-Step Process
You can easily learn how to write a gratitude journal by following the below step-by-step process.
- Get a journal or a notebook that calls to you and inspires you to write. You can also try a gratitude app if you don’t want to use a notebook or diary.
- The first thing you want to write in that diary is your intention to write gratitude journal in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
- Start writing down what you are grateful for in your life right now, every day, at least once a week. You will have to decide how often you want to write and then stay committed to it, if you want to really reap all the benefits.
- If you decide not to stick to a specific writing time then keep your journal or notebook with you all the time so that you can write down what you are grateful for when it comes to mind throughout your day and night time too (Yes, it is important). If possible carry another copy with you as well so that if one book falls behind in your bag then you will have another copy with yourself and will not miss out on writing what you are grateful for in that given moment of time when it comes to mind.
- After writing each thing that comes to mind about what you are grateful for – let go of any emotions from the experience of being grateful by focusing on your breath – breathing normally and deeply – until all emotions associated with being grateful subsides. This is important because if any emotion remains with the thought about what you are grateful for then you might end up overthinking or sabotaging it. So make sure that whatever emotion is there when writing each thing that comes to mind about being grateful goes away before moving on.
- Keep in mind that the purpose of writing in a gratitude journal is to free your mind from any negative emotions and thoughts. So if you find yourself overthinking or feeling sad after writing about being grateful for something – write about it again – but this time focus on how it makes you feel sad, upset, or angry, and then let go of these emotions by focusing your breath on your breath until they subside.
- Once all emotions associated with being grateful are gone – move on to the next thing that comes to mind about what you are grateful for.
- In the end thank yourself for doing this practice and carry on with your day as usual.
- If you want to continue this practice for longer then continue to do so every day until you get used to it and start experiencing positive changes in your life as a result of doing this practice daily (this will happen). Don’t worry if you miss a day or two of doing this practice because there is no pressure at all, just keep going at it, and soon enough you will get used to writing down what you are grateful for every day – even if it’s just 5 things a day that’s fine too!
- If possible try to make gratitude journaling part of your morning routine by doing it first thing when waking up before getting out of bed (this will help with sticking with the habit). Another option is making gratitude journaling part of another habit that already exists in your life such as eating.
5 Epic Ideas For Gratitude Journal
These are just a few ideas and you will most likely come up with your own way of writing your journal that is unique to you.
- Gratitude Scrapbook – If you find yourself always getting writer’s block and thinking about what to write! what am I thankful for then you can actually make a scrapbook & stick images, quotes and thoughts in a way to creatively express your gratitude.
- Gratitude Letters – This is one way if you find it hard to stay committed to writing gratitude journal every single day. Find the most beautiful and interesting letter pad and then write gratitude love letters to the universe or maybe yourself.
- Gratitude Bullet List – This is another option if you are not much into writing. List of the things you feel grateful about in two to three words and feel all the motions as you are writing and you can also dedicate a specific Bullet journal for it.
- Gratitude Wall – Gather bunch of colorful sticky notes, and stickers, images and you can also DIY them. This is really an epic and bold gratitude idea because it will require you to dedicate a whole portion of your wall. But it will be worth it because then you will be able to look at all the things you are grateful for every day. But make sure all those things you write and stick on the wall are not extremely personal.
- Gratitude Jar – Get a cute jar or DIY any spare jar from your kitchen cabinet and make as many paper chits as you want. And every time you feel grateful for something, write that down on the chit and put it in your gratitude jar. You’ll feel so happy when you’ll see that jar filling up.
Resources To Start Your Gratitude Journey
- Gratitude Affirmations – Start Your Day With Gratitude
- 10 Things To Be Thankful For In Life
- 50 Unique Things To Be Grateful For Today
- Gratitude Manifestation – How To Use LOA At Your Lowest?
Here’s a gratitude booster subliminal from Loa Lab YouTube channel.
How To Get The Most Out Of Gratitude Journaling
Sometimes when you first start doing something new it can be difficult to keep up or even see the point in doing it, but I promise that with gratitude journal practice you will get the most out of it if you stick with it long enough.
I’m not going to lie and say that after a week or so of doing this practice every day you will suddenly find yourself happy, peaceful and content all the time because we all know that’s not true – life is still life and sometimes things happen which are beyond our control.
However, I do believe that if we make gratitude journaling part of our lives on a daily basis then we increase the chances of being more positive and content with life, therefore reducing the chances of us having negative experiences (and remember, negative experiences = unhappy people).
One thing I want to mention about this practice is that for beginners especially it can be difficult to know what exactly to write about in your gratitude journal. This is understandable because at first there might not be much happening in your life for you to feel grateful for (especially if you live an ordinary existence like me), but don’t worry about this because soon enough things will change. And you can also check out the list of 10 things to be thankful for, it will help you start.
And I hope you enjoyed reading this and got some ideas to help you get started in the gratitude journey.