Gratitude is showing an appreciation for what you have in your life right now. Whether it be the objects in your life, the roof over your head, or the people you love. It’s about remembering the importance of being grateful for these things and showing some thankfulness for them. Since November is national gratitude month, we are helping you get in on being thankful by offering you 30 days of gratitude journaling prompts.
Not everyone is in the same situation as you. It’s easy to sometimes take things such as our health or having a home for granted. This is the perfect time of year to reflect on all we do have and to appreciate those things rather than wish we had more or something else instead.
What does gratitude have to do with wellness?
Practicing gratitude is part of your wellness journey. In fact, it’s part of having and developing your spiritual wellness to be exact. Spiritual wellness has to do with finding your greater purpose and where you fit into the grand scheme of life. It refers to your beliefs, morals, and values.
Learning to recognize what you already have will also ease your mind and help you feel more content with your life, which can improve your emotional wellness too.
Why keep a gratitude journal?
Focusing on the positive things in your life can have a profound impact on your mental health. It acts as a mood lifter and helps you to stop only seeing the negative aspects of your life.
By not constantly thinking about or worrying about all the bad things, you actually may find that you fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night. Less worry equals less negative thoughts spinning around in your head.
Gratitude journaling also helps you see the good in the people around you, which in turn, can actually help to make your relationships stronger and better overall. When you choose to focus on the ways people help you or are good to you rather than just the annoying or bad parts of your relationship, it can change your feelings towards that person too.
30 Days of Gratitude Journaling Prompts
Without further ado, here are our 30 best gratitude prompts to help you show your appreciation:
- Who is someone who makes your life better and why?
- What is your greatest strength?
- What is your favorite part of your day and why?
- What is your favorite drink and describe how it tastes?
- Are you an early riser or do like to stay up late? What do you love about it?
- Name 5 things you own that you love and wouldn’t ever want to be without.
- What is something you used to struggle with that you no longer have to worry about?
- Name something that always cheers you up when you’re feeling down
- List each member of your immediate family and one thing you appreciate about them
- Something your parents taught you that you’re glad they did
- What is your favorite treat? Why?
- What is your favorite type of weather and what do you love most about it?
- Name something positive that happened today.
- From where you are sitting, look around, and find 3 things you are grateful for.
- What is something you are looking forward to within the next month?
- Name your top 5 favorite songs of all time and why they’re your fav
- What do you love about your home?
- Name your most favorite pet you’ve ever had and why?
- What is something you like about your job?
- Which shoes are your favorite ones and why?
- What is your favorite meal?
- What do you love most about the city you live in?
- Name 5 things you take for granted that people in some other countries don’t have
- Who is someone in your life you can always count on and describe a time when they were there for you?
- What is your favorite way to relax?
- Describe a time when you overcame a fear of yours
- Which season do you enjoy the most and why?
- As you get older, what is something you appreciate more now than when you were younger?
- What happened today that made you smile?
- How can you show the people in your life how much you appreciate them?
What Should I Write These In?
Now while you can journal on anything, a sheet of paper, a word doc, or a notebook, it’s best to journal inside a journal, honestly. The reason is because that’s what they are meant for and they allow you to keep all your thoughts in one place.
I love the notebooks from Happy Planner for notetaking and journaling. They even have a new guided journal that is specifically for gratitude, if you prefer. You can check them out here.
These 30 Days of Gratitude Journaling Prompts, are a fantastic way to improve your emotional and spiritual wellness. Taking the time to remember all you have to be thankful for will help you feel more positively about your life. By feeling content with what you have, you will relax and stop looking for something to fill the void.
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