Gratitude Journal

Everyday when I wake up I write in my gratitude journal. It was given to me by a friend and at first I had no idea what to do with it and now I have no idea what to do without it.

Practicing gratitude and writing down a list of what I am a grateful for has changed my life more than eating healthy, working out, and even drinking more water. I use to consider myself to be a very negative and jealous person. I was always envious of what other people had and wondered why I wasn’t given those things? Why couldn’t I be so lucky? I’m not sure who told me to start one but one day, years ago, I started writing down five things that I am grateful for every morning. I would write down basic shit like “I am grateful for water, coffee, animals, the sun, and my family.” Stuff that everyone is or should be grateful for but it was the truth, I really am grateful for those things/people but I never took the time to stop and think about how bleak and meaningless my life would be without them.

If you want to change your life for the better start a gratitude journal. Write down 5 things a day that you are grateful for. It can be as simple as “I am grateful for my computer, my car, the sun, my mom, and music.” Write them down once a day (maybe twice once you really get into it) and see how your perspective on life changes. It’s bananas but you will go from negative to positive in a short period of time and wonder why you had not been practicing gratitude all along :)