are exactly what they're called - journals
gratitude journal is like a diary - but
you're only allowed to write positive
things in it.
(preferably before bedtime, but anytime
will do), write FIVE things that
you are grateful for that day.
could be for the smile that the cashier
at the supermarket gave you, or for your
child's drawing that they brought back from
school, or for eventually understanding
a hard problem you have for your college-work...
could be for your mum being there for you,
or for having a nice day with your partner,
or for having a nice chat with your friend...
bad days you'll find it hard to find five
things to be grateful for but you
still MUST find them and write them down.
editor and long-time CFS sufferer)
have had times when I've been grateful for
just breathing and for the sun shining!
whole point is that the journal teaches
you to LOOK for things to be thankful for
- even on bad days.
remember that filling in your gratitude
journal is especially important
on bad days because that's when
you need positive thinking the most!
fact, this is so important that I’m
going to repeat it!
your gratitude journal on good
days is easy – it’s on the bad
days that it’s hardest to write your
you feel depressed, fed up, frustrated...
in fact it’s when your thoughts are
when the LAST thing you want to do is write
5 positive things down about your day.
THAT’s when you need to be writing
it the most!
in there must be positive!
negative thoughts, thank you!
you write the five things that you are grateful
for that day, you might want to doodle little
drawings beside it.
great fun and gives your mind a chance to
run off with itself, so give it a try!
more positive days, you’ll probably
find that you can find more than 5 things
that you were grateful for. Write them all
down! The longer your list, the better!
ideas for decorating your GRATITUDE JOURNALS...
to introduction to GRATITUDE JOURNALS