Let’s face it some days just suck, and you feel like digging a hole and crawling in it. A pity party is in order and no one better rain on your parade.
Yes, I have certainly had my share, but even in the midst of chaos, there is always something to be thankful for. Here are 4 benefits of a gratitude journal:
More Positive Attitude
Writing down what you’re grateful for puts your life into perspective, and you’ll realize that you have more than your share of blessings. Don’t forget about the bad things that seemed hopeless at that time, but you made it through, and emerged stronger with a more positive attitude.
Writing down your feelings in a gratitude journal helps alleviate stress. You feel better so you’re more inclined to take care of yourself. As a bonus, you’ll sleep better without all that worry weighing you down.
No one wants to be around a negative Nellie, and people want to be around those that are strong, confident, and in charge of their life. Your current friendships will be stronger, and you’ll soon find yourself making new friends.
Find Joy in Small Things
It seems like we are often waiting for big things to happen in our lives. You may not win the lotto, get that big promotion, or vacation in Cancun. However, you can find joy in small things such as a beautiful bed of roses, a walk at sunset, or the smile on a baby’s face.
What are you grateful for?