What Is A Gratitude Journal?

A gratitude journal is, quite simply, your space to keep track of all of the good things in life. You can pick it up at any time and add to it or flick back through its pages whenever you need an instant pick-me-up.

Using a gratitude journal makes being grateful a quick, effective, and joyful process. It is a dedicated space where you can document all the things you have to be thankful for in your life, from your job and your home to the clothes in your wardrobe and the beautiful sunrise you saw this morning.

Many journals provide prompts that make the process of gratitude journaling even easier. Filling in the gaps allows you to be both specific and creative and makes it easier for gratitude to become a part of your daily routine.

A gratitude journal is also… 

A keepsake

A gratitude journal provides a permanent record of a particular time in your life. Think of it as a kind of time capsule. In years to come, you can pick it up and look back over its pages, remembering all the good things about that time period.

A mood booster

When you’re having a bad day or you feel a dip in your mood, a gratitude journal is something you can reach for. It’s a place where you can redirect your energy as and when you need to – and having these pages to hand, means turning your day around is simple. Using your gratitude journal first thing is a surefire way to get your day off on a good note.

A place to find the positives

Whenever you’re facing an unexpected challenge or going through tough times, it can be difficult to look on the bright side. But a gratitude journal is your space to be deliberate about finding the positives. Whether you’re going through a breakup, struggling with self-sabotage, or navigating a career change, you can use your gratitude journal to document the lessons and positive takeaways you can take from the situation.

A companion

Regularly journaling about the good things in your life can help prepare and strengthen you to deal with the rough patches when they crop up. Simply, a gratitude journal is a place you can turn to during a time of need. No matter how difficult life can sometimes feel, the more grateful you are, the more you will have to be grateful for.

A space for reflection

A gratitude journal helps you sift through every element and aspect of your day and life, making it a powerful tool for self-reflection. It can help you hone in on your priorities and inspire you to spend more time on the things that bring you joy. The more you use a gratitude journal, the more you’ll realise what’s really important to you and just how much you have to be grateful for already.

Facts about gratitude journaling:
  1. Gratitude journaling for five minutes a day can enhance our long-term happiness by 10 per cent
  2. Research shows keeping a gratitude journal can keep feelings of envy at bay.
  3. It’s proven to boost self-esteem, helping you feel better about your life and yourself.
  4. Regular gratitude journaling is shown to improve feelings of optimism by 5 to 15 per cent.
  5. Gratitude journaling at least once a week is linked to lower blood pressure

The Head Plan Gratitude Journal

The Head Plan Gratitude Journal is the perfect companion if you’re a beginner or looking to level up on your daily gratitude practice. It’s also a great place to start if you’re new to The Head Plan brand and looking for a beautiful space to begin your gratitude journey. 

With this gratitude journal, you can start your day by picking an empowering affirmation, jotting down three things you’re grateful for, and making a note of what you’re most looking forward to that day. 

Before bed, you can choose a positive thought to end the day on and document the highest point of your day.

Gratitude journaling is a simple, yet transformative practice. Armed with a gratitude journal and a pen, you can more easily navigate the challenges life throws your way and readily see the beauty that surrounds you.