Studies reveal that writing or maintaining a journal, could prove several benefits. It helps in pouring out all the thoughts and keep you in a positive state of mind. Beginning is always a problem with anything new. So starting with a gratitude journal as a whole new idea could be difficult initially, it sounds like letting- in a new family member in your house, but I promise you it’s worth it!
It is said a human being just needs 21 days to establish a new habit, and if it is a pleasant one then may be bit earlier. Make it a practice and follow it until it becomes a habit. It could become your ME time in no time, you just have to sit and write about all the things you are thankful for. Try to find some time and stick to it.
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar
The best time to start a gratitude journal is now. There are amazing benefits when you start journaling and since it might be difficult in the beginning ,I will help you 🙂
Benefits of maintaining a Gratitude Journal:
#It helps in reducing stress levels.
#It gives you a moment to be grateful for the things you have and what you truly appreciate in your life.
#It helps you focus on what really matters in your life.
#It is your ME time,you can write anything you feel without judgement.
#It could be very helpful to you on the days when you feel low and see nothing positive around you, just turn around some pages and you will find something positive to readjust your attitude and remember that you have great people and things in your life.
Now we know the benefits, how do we go about it?
#Keep it near your bed or the area which you cross regularly. The more you see it the more you will want to touch and eventually sit with it.
#Write every night before going to bed, be it ten minutes, but write, night time is the most peaceful time when you can actually think of the things you are thankful for. It could become your positive vibes store.
#You can write anything you want in your journal. Things you are grateful for even as basic as you having a chocolate or coffee at your favorite cafeteria..you could be grateful as you could afford it. Little things means a lot.
#In the end, you can decide anytime which works for you. But note down everything which makes you happy and grateful, your family, your job, anything. It needs not to be deep or meaningful to others. It is simply yours.