Today’s challenge was to keep a gratitude journal!
I personally love doing this before I sleep at night, to get all worries out of my head and put myself in a positive mindset. Keeping a gratitude journal is something so simple and easy that I believe everyone should do it- you could keep a formal journal dedicated to these entries, or type it out in the notes on your phone. No matter the time or place, focusing on this practice for even a few minutes can change your entire day.
The basic process of writing one sentence of something like “I am grateful for my supportive family” changes your entire mindset. I have found that this writing motivates me to be in a better mood, calms my anxiety, and diminishes any doubts or worries. Writing and journaling in general help me accept daily experiences, put them into context, and look at them from a new lens – which is why I made sure to include journaling in this 20-day challenge!
Some ideas on what to write about may be:
- Basic needs – like shelter, food, water
- Your friends & family
- Your most recent success – a good grade or a new job
- The best part of your day or week
- What you love about yourself or someone else
- Your most recent act of kindness
- Your most recent trip somewhere
Good luck! And tune in tomorrow for day 3!