how to use a gratitude journal

Gratitude Prompts

What Do You Write In A Gratitude Journal?

Gratitude is an easy way to get into a good-feeling state once you're in the flow, but getting started can sometimes be tough. We can sometimes feel overwhelmed when we feel that we need to write lots of new things every day, especially if we are going through a bit of a tough time.

You Don't Need To Stress

As long as you are generating positive feelings when you are filling out your gratitude journal, and you're not getting bored, then you can write about the same thing every day if you want. This can often be a good way to get started, rather than stopping your gratitude practice because you've come to a standstill. Soon enough, you'll think of more and more things to be grateful for. Just writing down one seemingly insignificant thing is better than writing nothing at all. Committing to the practice, even on a bad day, is what will bring you positive results.

Gratitude Prompts

If you're feeling a bit stuck, here is a list of gratitude prompts. You can also find these at the beginning of Gratitude Journal: 100 Days Of Gratitude Will Change Your Life.
Work or job
People you work with
Past experiences
Goals and future desires
Favourite things
Funny conversations
Books you've read
Things working out well
Lucky events
People being kind to you
Your body
Your mind
Love (romantic)
Love (emotion/ energy)
The feeling of gratitude itself
Your house
Spiritual practices
People in your neighbourhood
Gifts from the universe
Finding money
Holding someone's hand
Meaningful conversations
Getting things done
Personal belongings
Things you would like to own
Home comforts
Favourite foods
Your abilities
Past achievements
Things you are achieving now
Beautiful art
Any children in your life
Walks in nature
People thinking of you, e.g. birthdays
Your car, especially if it's raining!
Finding a new, delicious recipe
Your ability to help others
Your talents
The modern world
Things that have come easily to you
Something that made you laugh today
Something that lifted your spirits today
Comfy bed
Feeling good
Good deeds done
Inspired ideas
New skills
Happy memories
Things that help you earn money
Stars and the night sky
Perfection in nature
Resolved situations

Have you got some ideas of your own?

Help inspire others by leaving your gratitude prompts in the comments below.