Tips for a Gratitude Journal

I know it is a good practice to keep a gratitude journal, but…
1) I don’t keep up with it,
2) all my entries are the same,
3) I feel silly,
4) I don’t want anyone to ever find it,
etc. etc, etc…

For all the above reasons I have never been a journal writer. Each year I start out keeping a journal, then by mid-February our so, I rip out the pages (because I feel silly and I don’t want them top be read) and repurpose the book! I often think that if I went out and bought a nice notebook for my journal that might make a difference, but no, it doesn’t!

However I just read a great post about how to make a gratitude journal something from the heart not just from the head, and I wanted to share the link so you can take advantage of these tips too.

I don’t know if I will act on these ideas our not, but perhaps you will, and you will have a long and fruitful journaling experience. Let me know!


  1. Gratitude is important in life. But I don’t know why you have to write a journal in order to be grateful? As far as I’m concerned you should thank people who do something for you and genuinely feel grateful when something works out the way you hoped for.

    • Catarina I totally agree! Maybe that is another reason why I have trouble keeping a gratitude journal, it seems odd to write about being grateful. I should just BE grateful!

  2. I’ve not kept a gratitude journal per say, but do write about such things in my personal journal every now and again. It’s a great way to take stock. I also see people do things like gratitude posts in FB status updates, but am not sure how to take them at times.

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