As a lot of you may already know by now from reading my last couple of blog posts, I recently implemented journaling into my daily routine. Getting into writing a gratitude journal every day has been a goal of mine for a while now, and as soon as quarantine hit, I knew that was the perfect time to start that routine.
Today I’ll be sharing all about how daily journaling has improved my mindset in just a month and a half of use!
I use the Intelligent Change ‘The Five-Minute Journal’ as it is by far the best gratitude journal to get into, in my opinion. At the beginning of the journal, they provide a lot of helpful and useful tips to share how best to use the journal to see a difference from using it every day. You can also sign up to receive their emails where they share more helpful and insightful information about once a week.
How it works:
The journal is laid out in a simple and easy to use way where you can set the date of your journal entry, they provide an inspiring daily quote, and once a week, a weekly challenge instead of an inspiring quote to help feel inspired for the day and even a little challenge where you can better yourself too. There are then sections for journaling in the morning where you write down three things you are grateful for, things that would make the day great, and daily affirmations. At the end of the day, there is a section for amazing things that happened that day, and things you can improve upon.
I have already seen a difference in implementing journaling into my morning and nightly routine every single day, even just for a month and a half of using. I’ve started to be more aware and take note of things that I am blessed with that I often overlooked and underestimated. Even the little things like waking up in a warm and cozy bed, sun shining through the windows, the sound of birds chirping outside, having a job with everything going on right now, the social and blogging community I do have, I am so much more appreciative of and consistently recognize it.
It has made me more aware of all the things I do have rather than don’t have and has made me feel so much more appreciative and grateful for those things.
How journaling has improved my mindset:
- I don’t complain as much as I used to (don’t get me wrong, I still have my days – but overall so much better about this)
- I feel happier about my life
- I feel like I can look at the positive side of almost every situation that I’m in lately
- I feel more motivated and driven to accomplish my goals (blogging goals, and personal life goals)
- I don’t dwell on the things I don’t have in my life as much anymore
- Overall, I feel more grateful for what I do have
I cannot recommend the Five Minute Journal enough right now as it has already changed my life so much. I feel like a new person in a way and is helping me become the best version of myself that I can be.
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