It can be hard to just start writing a gratitude journal when you don’t have a topic in mind or what angle to go with. Because it gets overwhelming to think of a topic we might end up avoiding it. That is when journal prompts come in handy.
We will provide you with some prompts. You can use them to bypass that overwhelming feeling and just dive into the gratitude journal writing. Use these prompts for the next 21 days and build the habit of writing a journal.
Once you are done you can redo the same prompts again as many times as you like.
Gratitude journal prompts:
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years – Write the journal as if you were living 5 years ahead and manifest.
- Write 5 acts of generosity someone else has done for you.
- Think of 5 things that made you smile today
- If you could travel to one place where would you go. Imagine you are there.
- What are you thankful for today?
- Write about a person that makes you feel loved
- Think of a self-care activity you last enjoyed
- Write about a family member you are thankful for
- Reflect on a friend you are thankful for
- Think about a past vacation that made you happy
- What is an activity you are looking forward to
- Reflect on a trait you like about yourself
- Write 5 acts of generosity you have done for someone else.
- What are you grateful for
- What part of your body do you like most?
- Think about the last time you laughed out loud (not just typed lol). Write about the moment
- What is one thing you hoped for that came true
- Think of something in last week that you are thankful for
- Think of a time you received a compliment what did you like most about the compliment you received. How did it make you feel?
- What ways do you think a gratitude journal can help you?
- Write down 5 things you are grateful for
Why should you use these prompts?
Writing a gratitude journal helps you re-wire your brain to become more positive. This can lower stress and improve your sleep as it shifts our attention to a more positive outlook
It is impossible to always be positive and probably a little unhealthy. But changing our mindset to a more positive outlook just means appreciating what we have got instead of ruminating about negative thoughts.
I usually spend most of my day thinking about negative thoughts and the bad things that happen to me. My first instinct is to look at the negative and I have to remind myself about the positive. That is why the gratitude journals helps me. The prompts remind us to shift our mindset to the positive.
That doesn’t mean if my dog dies or I lose something that I should learn to be happy. I should in that situation deal with my grief, loss and emotion.
The gratitude journal is more for our day-to-day life. When everything is normal we just focus on the negativity. For example, if my boss doesn’t reply to my email I will be annoyed and focus on that. On the other hand, if my boss took the time out and replied to my email in 5 minutes I probably wouldn’t take the time to appreciate that. The journal just allows you to focus on the little things that we forget about.
Little things like the smell of a candle, the way the clouds move, the moon on a clear night, and the smell of rain.
We have a free Digital PDF journal which you can download and save on your computer. You will then be able to type in the journal. Start practicing now with the Power of Gratitude and Manifestation journal.