15 Fun Gratitude Journal Prompts
By: Katryna Pona of Kinspires
Try These Fun Gratitude Journal Prompts To Guide You Into Living A Life Of Gratitude
It’s the season of gifting and giving, and Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner! So, what better way to start the holidays (And end 2020 with a bang!) with a mindset of gratitude and thankfulness.
I believe practicing (consistent) gratitude sets the foundation in developing a positive mindset. Also, writing down gratitude prompts helps you become aware of what is most meaningful to you in your life and what you’re most appreciative of.
Of course, for most of us, it is difficult to consciously be aware of what we’re grateful for often. Especially when we live in a society where everything is fast-paced and hectic with little time to be still with our thoughts (if we let it). And with technology and social media at the palm of our hands, we compare ourselves to what others have or don’t have based on the lives we see of others online.
If you’re curious in wanting to know how to start a gratitude journal, why its important, and how to start your gratitude practice (Plus trying the 15 Fun Gratitude Journal Prompts!) then this post will explain all of that!
Let’s begin shall we?!
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What Is A Gratitude Journal?
Gratitude journaling is a (daily or weekly) habit in which an individual records or reflects on the good, meaningful or positive things in their lives that they have or experience. A person who does this focuses their attention on all the positive aspects of their life. Doing this activity often can enhance how a person feels about their life in general in a positive way. This is done with constant thankfulness and appreciation. In the study of positive psychology, this is a common practice.
Why Is A Gratitude Journal Important?
A gratitude journal is important, because it has tons of benefits! Honestly, the benefits are endless. Here are some benefits to share that explains why gratitude is such a powerful practice.
- It’s very beneficial for mental health and wellness. It can allow you to become more happier and have lower stress levels.
- Provides more clarity on what it is you appreciate in your life and what you want more of.
- Improves resiliency in an individual, and can overcome challenges of adversity better.
- Enhances quality of life and changes the perspective of life in general. Along with this it disconnects us from needing materialistic items, and removes toxic and negative emotions.
- This is just my personal spiritual belief and positive psychology can back this up. When you’re truly grateful for the things you do have, and you’re not in want or need of anything is when more comes to you and ten-fold.
Check out this article on the 14 Health Benefits of Practicing Gratitude According to Science
How Do You Start Your Gratitude Practice?
There are many ways to start practicing gratitude! However, I would first recommend starting off with getting a journal. Set out at least 15-20 minutes a day to reflect and write down all the things you are grateful for. Also, you can write something positive and meaningful that has happened to you recently.
I usually do my gratitude journal writing the very moment I wake up, so I can immediately start my day with the right mindset. Sometimes, at night I conclude the day with new things or the same things I am grateful for!
Once you begin journal writing, it is important to do it often. The best thing about writing things down is that it sticks and it is something you can look back on later.
Besides gratitude journal writing, there are many other ways for you to express gratitude. For instance, telling a friend or loved one how much you love and appreciate them, enjoying the present moment, sending a gift to someone, doing an act of kindness for a stranger, etc… and these are things you can do on a daily basis to practice daily gratitude. Little daily or weekly actions like this allows others to feel gratitude.
To start off your gratitude journaling, try these writing prompts below in a journal or on a piece of paper to help you get started.
Gratitude Journal Prompts
#1 What is one good thing that happened to you today?
#2 List 5 things that you are grateful for in your life right now.
#3 What is one thing that you love about your daily schedule?
#4 Who are you grateful to have in your life?
#5 What is something you love about nature?
#6 What are 3 traits that you love about yourself?
#7 What is your favorite holiday/season and why?
#8 What is something that you love and appreciate about your family?
#9 What is something you are looking forward to?
#10 What aspect of your health are you most grateful for?
#11 Name something good that you did for someone else.
#12 What is your favorite hobby and why?
#13 What is something you are proud to have accomplished?
#14 What is a recent lesson you have learned?
#15 What is an obstacle you have faced, and how did you overcome it?
Thank you for reading!
What is your favorite way to practice gratitude? Let me know in the comments if you found these gratitude journal prompts helpful!
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