Using the Power of Gratitude Journaling can be a great success strategy for women entrepreneurs. Keeping a gratitude journal is one way to make sure we remember the little things that we often take for granted, which is important if we want to receive more blessings. In today’s post, I’m going to discuss the power of gratitude journaling and how it can help you achieve your goals.
Gratitude is the experience of acknowledging your blessings. According to experts, cultivating gratitude is the equivalent of taking a magic pill for happiness. Cultivating a feeling of gratitude gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling all over.
According to a 2003 study by Emmons and McCullough, keeping a daily gratitude journal leads to:
❥ Exercising more regularly
❥ Fewer physical symptoms
❥ Feeling better about your life as a whole
❥ Being more optimistic
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! – Psalm 95:2
Negativity may seem like just an emotion that we all go through. The issue with negativity is that it can cause reactions beyond just your emotional well-being. If you find yourself dealing with or surrounded by negative thoughts on a routine basis, you may find yourself also feeling depressed and anxious. One way to get rid of the negative influences in your day is to start focusing on your blessings. This is where gratitude journaling can help.
These 63 inspiring gratitude quotes will provide the motivation to practice gratitude daily.
Check out my fun Gratitude Journal Workbook to help you create a gratitude journaling practice!
How the Power of Gratitude Journaling Can Bless You
Ideally, the gratitude journal helps you remove negative thoughts from your life, reduce stress and depression by finding the good in your world. You may start off with just one or two short sentences. That’s okay. As you move on with your journaling routine, you may find that you are finding less bad and more good in your life. This will lead you to fulfillment and inner peace, and a new positive mindset.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:57
How to Make Use of the Power of Gratitude Journaling
A gratitude journal can be as simple as writing a few lines or just one line. You can put it in your normal calendar, planner, or just on your tablet. Just make sure that you find at least one thing to be grateful for in each day, no matter how bad the day was.
When to Use a Gratitude Journal
Ideally, you’ll want to write in your gratitude journal daily. Use the gratitude journal at the beginning or end of your day. It ideally should be used to reflect on the good things in your life. There will be some days that you may only be grateful for the day ending so you can rest. That is fine. The point is that no matter how bad your day is, you are training your brain to focus on the positive.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. –Philippians 4:8
If you are looking for a way to feel less stressed out and more joyful about your life then gratitude journaling may be just what you need.
So if you’re ready for some new ways of thinking or feeling differently than your current situation try my one page printable: 30 days of Gratitude Journaling Challenge
Hello, I’m Patti! I’m a Christian Life & Money Coach, Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach, Health Coach, writer, and former retirement planner. I’m also an award-winning co-author of She Writes for Him: Stories of Resilient Faith (Redemption Press), and prayer warrior, serving on the prayer team at my local church.
My mission is to provide inspiration, coaching, tools, and resources to help you claim all the goodness and abundance God has for you.