3 reasons to start a gratitude journal

There are many reasons to introduce a gratitude journal into your life. Writing is always a positive and valuable experience, especially when going through transitions in your personal or professional life. 

There are many reasons to introduce writing into our lives. It allows us to examine our feelings, increase our memory function, help with our concentration, and ignite our creativity. 

Your gratitude journal can be anything from a few notes you jot down at the end of the day, to a few pages of writing every morning. There is no wrong way to keep a gratitude journal. Here are three primary reasons for starting now.

1. Let go of negative thoughts 

Get rid of all the negative thoughts roaming around in your brain the very first thing in the morning. We all go through periods in our life where it seems that negativity surrounds us. By focusing on only positive aspects of your life at the beginning of the day, you'll begin to see with a new perspective. Each morning when you wake up, your brain will subconsciously remember all the reasons for your happiness instead of zoning in on the bad stuff. 

2. Boost your brain and memory

By keeping a gratitude journal, your mind, heart, and memory all form a special connection with your writing hand. In those moments your brain is creating new pathways that help you remember things more easily. When you begin to search your memory banks for something, your brain will be more capable of quickly producing exactly what you need and what you're looking for.

3. Improve your relationships and mind 

Gratitude journaling has been scientifically proven to be healthy for your mind, body, spirit, and even your relationships. It helps to decrease blood pressure and improve relationships with loved ones.

Tips for successfully creating a gratitude journal:

• Try to write every day at the same time. 
• Keep your journal somewhere noticeable so you are reminded to write. 
• There is no wrong time or wrong way to write in your gratitude journal. 

Gratitude journals are a powerful tool to remain focused, creative, healthy, and grateful for all the things you have in your life.

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