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Gratitude journal

Journal gratitude
We all retain the negative much more easily than the positive, which doesn't really do us any good... Here, you will find a simple exercise to reverse this tendency of your brain and see your life more positively every day!

What's the point?

We naturally tend to pay more attention to negative things in our lives than positive things. They usually stay in our heads longer. If you received a good grade but made a mistake that you are not proud of, you may remember your mistake more than your good grade. Similarly, if someone gives you 10 compliments and one criticism about something you did, you may remember the criticism more than the compliments.

This is called cognitive distortion. You can try to reverse this tendency of your brain by taking a few minutes each day to highlight the positive things you experienced during the day.

By doing the quick exercise of thinking of three positive things that happened to you during the day, you'll be more able to see the positive in your day. Remember, journaling is a way to take a moment for yourself. It's not magic, but it's something that will pay off in the long run.

Our tips to start journaling

illu journal

My journal

To help you keep your gratitude journal, we suggest this template that you can download and save on your phone, copy on a notebook or print and fill in by hand. Enjoy!