My lovely friend, Dawn, recently gave me a gratitude journal. In essence, it’s a method for increased mindfulness, wrapped up in a cute little notebook.
Minimalism helps me be more intentional, focused, appreciative and mindful, both of what I have and what I am.
But it’s all too easy to forget my numerous blessings amongst the slight irritations that can sometimes get in the way.
When Dawn gave me the journal, I decided to:
- Use it once a day
- Write down three things
- Try not to repeat myself too often
So, I started with the big things – family, friends, home, health – never to be taken for granted.
I then focused on the smaller things – a hand-made card from my nephews, watching my cat wash himself in the sun, the aroma of a home-cooked meal.
When I look at my day-to-day life, the list is just endless.
Then I graduated to the more intangible things – security, calm, peace of mind, stability.
I try to always use positive language rather than focusing on the absence of something.
I find writing down these thoughts focuses the mind beautifully. Anyone ever tried a gratitude journal?
Have a great week 😊