When I mention the phrase ‘gratitude journal’, what comes to mind? Do you subconsciously roll your eyes and go blah?
The conversation about gratitude can often elicit this response, but it doesn’t have to. You see, the process of expressing gratitude plays an important role in helping overcome the innate negativity bias of the brain.
Why is this important? Because by being able to notice more positivity in our lives and express our gratefulness for that positivity, we start to rewire the brain for a more positive outlook. In turn, this positively impacts on our physiology and health, as well as our ability to be more open, creative, and resourceful. It’s a foundational piece of the upward spiral towards a flourishing and meaningful life.
While journalling can be a very rewarding and insightful process, it’s not the only way when it comes to showing our gratitude for something or someone. If you’ve been wanting to improve your positive outlook and increase your happiness without having to journal, then I want to share with you three alternatives to keeping a daily journal.Read More