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7 Top Benefits of a Gratitude Journal

Gratitude journals are a simple and easy way to impact our mindset in positive way. Take control of your mind and focus on the good things in life. The more you express gratitude, the more you will have to be grateful for.

The How to:

1) every morning take 3 to 5 minutes for yourself and write down three things for which you are grateful. It could be something specific about your significant other, a family member, friend or co-worker. It could be about an upcoming event or opportunity. It could be about a past experience which helped you learn, grow, become who you are today. It could be about your home, neighborhood, music, your body, life's simple pleasures which we tend to take for granite. The goal is to come up with new things every day. Stretch.

2) every evening take 3 to 5 minutes for yourself and write down three things that happened that day for which you are grateful. A smile from a stranger, a random act of kindness, help or support from a family member, perfect weather, a sweatshirt straight out of the dryer. Just like your new morning routine, the goal is to come up with new things each day.

What's in it for you:

  1. Reduced stress

  2. Better sleep

  3. A new perspective and positive attitude

  4. More satisfaction with life

  5. less materialistic

  6. Less likely to experience burnout

  7. Have more patience, humility and wisdom

Your challenge for today is to take the 24-hour challenge, then find a notebook or journal and commit to 3-7 days a week to expressing gratitude.

Today has your name written all over it!

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Linda Short of Elle Short Coaching is a Goal Achievement Coach, certified health and life coach specializing in goal achievement. As a goal achievement coach, I help people struggling with where they are to create their own life story and take action toward their life vision. So that they can get unstuck, find joy in each and every day, and live their best life.

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