I used to write diaries all of the time when I was younger, there was something about writing that was just so therapeutic to me. But as I got older, work and adult life took over and I kind of just stopped. So recently I’ve been trying out a daily journaling challenge.
I’d heard about gratitude journals a lot in the wellness community. But unfortunately gratitude is unfortunately not my natural disposition, so this took some time and effort. It was a discipline to remind myself of the many reasons I have to be grateful. But it was an exercise well worth the discomfort, because not always being in a state of gratitude really is one of my ‘flaw’s’ and just like all other flaws, acknowledging it is the best first step.
So my daily challenge consists of the 3 questions below, here are my answers.
- Write 3 things that you are grateful for
- write 3 things you want to manifest, create or experience.
- write 3 ways you are going to improve
Write 3 things your grateful for.
- I am grateful for my boyfriend for coming into my life when I felt broken. And allowing me to show the softer, more vulnerable sides of myself. Also proving to me how amazing and consistently loving and supportive men can be.
- I am grateful for my blog and my social media channels and my wonderful followers. Thank you for supporting me, even on my bad days.
- I am grateful for my amazing job and for them sticking by whilst I went through a difficult time.
Write 3 things you want to manifest, create or experience.
- I want to build my followers and create a bestselling book, podcast and challenge so I can reach and help as many people as I can.
- I want a loving household with lots of laughter and peace, puppies, babies, the man of my dreams. A home I can return to and feel safe and happy.
- I want to keep being able to travel the world and experience cultures, religions and people.
Write 3 ways you are going to improve.
- To be more mindful and present in my life, enjoy each moment.
- To take a step back to keep grounded before reacting to emotions, anger, sadness, frustration. Emotions aren’t facts.
- To be more consistent with my blog and social uploads
I have been on a bit of personal development and self-help journey which has changed my life dramatically. I have read so much about keeping a gratitude list or journal is key to a happy life. Keeping a daily gratitude practice, whether it’s writing a list every morning when we wake up, reminds us of things we’re grateful for whilst we simply count our blessings. We are taught that the more we’re grateful for, the more we’re given, so start today with this journalling practice and watch how your life dramatically starts to change.