Using these Journal prompts for gratitude will help you feel happier, more grateful, and have a more positive outlook on life.
Journaling is my favourite go to method of feeling better when I feel stressed and/or anxious and/or depressed!
Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and have a severely detrimental impact on our Mental Health. Writing about these thoughts provides us with more clarity and helps us achieve a sense of calm.
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I have written many other posts about journal prompts (because we all know the feeling of staring at the page unable to think of anything to write…) so after you’ve done these if you are looking for journal prompts for self love or journal prompts for depression, I’ve got you covered.
But for now, let’s focus on being mindful and appreciating all the good things we already have in our life!
what is gratitude?
Being grateful is having a sense of appreciation for the things that you have.
Sounds easy, but a lot of us are so caught up in our busy everyday routines that we forget to take the time to be grateful.
Journal prompts for gratitude help us be thankful for the little things we have in our lives which we might have taken for granted before.
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benefits of gratitude journal prompts
Starting to be grateful for the things in your life has many benefits.
- can help you sleep better
- you experience more positive emotions
- reduce stress and anxiety
- provides a sense of perspective
- positive mood
- improves self esteem
Writing in a journal as part of your mental health routine also has many positive benefits. It helps you destress, see things more clearly and helps focus your mind.
Your gratitude notes also will provide you with a great resource that you can flip through on those days where nothing seems to be going right!
They will remind you that things aren’t always bad and you have a lot in your life to be happy about.
So if you haven’t already added journaling to your self care routine, start now!
how to journal for gratitude
As you read through the prompts below, try to avoid just a 1 word answer.
Really think and try to imagine why you are so grateful about each one.
Think about how your life would be different if you didn’t have this thing in your life.
Think about ways in which you can try to incorporate this grateful thinking into each day, and how you can be mindful in your life going forwards, to notice these positive things as they happen.
There are a lot to get through so I would do 3 or 4 each day, trying to write 3 or 4 sentences for each question.
Make sure to pin for later!
gratitude journal prompts
What do you appreciate about your family?
What is your favourite family tradition?
Write about your relationship with your best friend.
What is your favourite way to relax?
What was your best holiday you ever went on?
What was a negative experience that you learned something positive from?
What are 5 things you have that most of the world does not?
What is your best feature?
What is your favourite thing about your personality?
What subject did you most enjoy at school?
What qualities of a good friend do you have?
What is your favourite type of dancing?
Write about a time you helped someone.
Write about the happiest time of your life.
What time of day do you look forward to the most?
What is your best skill?
What invention are you grateful for that didn’t exist 100 years ago?
What was your favourite present you ever receieved?
What was the proudest moment of your life?
What positive impact do you bring to the world?
Do you have a set time of day you remember to be mindful and grateful?
Do you think you spend enough time being grateful?
What routines do you have that you take for granted?
What is your favourite hobby?
What is a hobby you would love to try?
What was your favourite childhood hobby?
Name 5 people who have had the greatest positive impact on your life. Why?
What is the last thing you bought which brought you joy?
What is your favourite outfit?
What do you do when you want to treat yourself?
When do you feel most relaxed?
What is something you do that you would like to do more of?
Which friend makes you laugh the most?
Which sibling do you get on best with?
What do you like about your job?
Who is your favourite coworker?
What is the luckiest thing that has ever happened to you?
What’s your favourite kind of coffee?
What is your favourite board game?
What is your favourite restaurant?
What is your favourite book?
What is your favourite film?
What’s your favourite tv programme?
What is your favourite meal to cook?
What is your favourite fruit?
What is your favourite photo?
What is your favourite language?
What is your favourite country?
What is your favourite store?
What is your favourite type of weather?
What is your favourite animal?
What’s your favourite drink?
What is your favourite thing to bake?
Who is your favourite band?
What is your favourite song?
I hope you enjoyed these journal prompts for gratitude. If you didn’t get through them all then PIN for later!