Get your mind off your problems and on the good things happening in your life with these gratitude journal prompts.
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Gratitude can totally change your perspective on life. Being mindful about the good things in your life help you focus on happier things instead of problems. The truth is everyone has problems and we face one problem after another. If you’re waiting for your problems to go away before you can be happy, you’ll be waiting your whole life.
Choose to be happy where you are, right now. There is always something for which to be grateful. Keeping a gratitude journal has show in studies to directly impact our happiness.
If you’re interested in additional journaling ideas, see my post 50 Journal Prompts. Here are just some of the benefits to keeping a gratitude journal.
- Brings a feeling of calm
- Helps relieve stress
- Takes the focus off your negative problems
- Helps you find what matters most to you
- Learn more about yourself
- Aids with depression
- Makes you more mindful
- Notice that small good things really are happening in your life
Today, I’m providing a list of gratitude journal prompts to help get you started.
Gratitude Journal Prompts
- What are you grateful for financially?
- List things that have helped you get through hard times.
- What are you glad your parents taught you?
- Name 3 things you’re glad you learned in school.
- Describe a time you thought something wouldn’t work out, but did.
- List 3 things you love most about each of your children.
- Name a physical feature you love about yourself.
- What do you love most about your job? (If you’re at home, what do you love most about it?)
- If you could go back and thank someone from your past, who would it be and why?
- What do you love most about your spouse?
- Name something hard that ended up being good for you.
- For what talents are you most grateful?
- What has been your best experience this year?
- Describe a time you were grateful to be forgiven.
- List 5 things you love most about your personality.
- What do you think friends love most about you?
- Name 10 people you are grateful for.
- What was the best part of your day today?
- Write the last compliment you remember receiving.
- List things that make you feel comforted.
- Why are you grateful for your freedom?
- Which of the 5 senses are you most grateful to have?
- Describe a memory from your childhood that makes you happy.
- List ten things you take for granted.
- Why are you grateful for your family?
I hope these prompts help you realize you have reasons to be happy and content. In the comments below, I’d love to hear some of the things you are grateful for.
20 thoughts on “Gratitude Journal Prompts”
I love my gratitude journal. These are convincing ideas to begin right now.
I’ve never used a gratitude journal but I have taken it upon myself to express gratitude each and every day. Too many people fall prey to worrying about what they don’t instead of being grateful for what they do have. These are some great prompts to focus on.
yesss! i recently started journaling and it has helped me organize my thoughts and as a result, curb stress.
A journal is such a great idea. Never thought about recording down. It probably helps us in firming our beliefs. Will start right away.
All these ideas are great help to getting started with journaling. Great post thanks 🙂
Thinking about what is good in our lives is great practice for creating contentment. These prompts are lovely.
Thats a great idea to keep a gratitude journal. I will be working on mine this weekend. ✔😊
I don’t use gratitude journal, never tried it. Though I know that I have to appreciate what good or bad thing that has happen to me because I believe everything happens for a reason. I’ve learnt over the past years, how being grateful can change a lot of things. http://www.thecozyme.com
Gratitude changed my life! It really made a better person! Gratitude is easy to work under when you have journal. For me it was also an excuse to buy a pretty stationery which I secretly a fan of.
These are so helpful. The use the 5 minute journal and love it!
Count your blessings and name them one by one. A grateful heart will always have a reason to look beyond the immediate and focus on what can be in the nearest future. In everything always give thanks.
it is really important to express gratitude
its important one has gratitude. it makes one betteree as a person
So much positivity in this post! I always remind myself, gratitude is the language of the heart. This is such an awesome idea!
I love these prompts. They’re a great way to focus on the positive aspects of your life.
Having a grateful attitude and heart are everything! There’s such a positive change that happens if you appreciate everything you have and are thankful
I practice gratitude and naming three things I’m grateful for every day. But I had never even considered writing it down. This is such a great idea.