What are you thankful for today, right now?
By allowing your mind to shift into gratitude you can create one of the most powerful emotional transformations- instantly. What is wrong with your life is always available but so is what is right. The trouble is we all have developed habits of complaining and focus on the negative. It seems natural to worry or fret about things in our lives or in the world.
Researchers have come up with many benefits to developing a habit of gratitude in your life. Gratitude helps your brain process other positive emotions, including joy. Feelings of contentment are the result of increases in dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. The more often you stimulate these happiness neural pathways by being grateful it strengthens them in the same way exercise strengthens our other muscles. As you routinely practice gratitude it helps you experience other positive emotions including pride, excitement, joy, and curiosity. Other studies show a habit of gratitude significantly improves relationships, health and well being and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Even knowing these facts, it was hard for me to consistently practice this attitude of gratitude. I wanted to but often forgot. I tried journaling and writing them down daily, but felt like I was writing the same things each day, which was ok, but I soon got bored with it. When I discovered a journal with gratitude prompts, it totally changed things for me. The prompts I like the best were the ones that challenged me to look at life differently and find new ways to be thankful!! Through this practice, I was having more fun and looking forward to each new day when I could turn the page. It was encouraging to read previous pages and experience what I learned about gratitude on those days again and again.
As a result, I have compiled my favorite gratitude prompts and published them in a paperback journal. Each of the 60 pages has a prompt and squares for you to write or draw your responses. This design allows you to write as much or as little as you have time for.
Check it out and let me know what you think. Reviews on Amazon are always welcome. I have priced it just a little above my cost for 2 weeks and wanted you to be one of the first to know.