I whole-heartedly notice a positive difference in my day when I spend a few minutes in the morning writing in my prompted journal. Starting my day with gratitude and good intentions sets them in my mind. Having clear, positive and good thoughts puts me on a path to do great things that day (even if those great things are simply not cussing out a coworker). I truly believe this. Setting your intentions in the morning lasts the entire day. And then at the end of the day when you write down what you are grateful for reinforces that you have a great life. There is always something to be grateful for. ‘
Someone sent me “The Five-Minute Journal” while Duane was sick. I’ve been using them for years now. (It actually takes about two minutes, if that a day. I wake up, get my coffee, sit down and write my gratitudes and intentions for the day. Doing this during the hardest time of my life completely changed my outlook and as my life has shifted and changed, continuing this practice has kept me focused and grateful.
I tried an “experiment” wrote in the journal and didn’t and I can say that on the days I didn’t write about gratitude in the morning I became frustrated more easily and was irritated buy little things much more than in the days I took at few minutes for myself in the mornings.
You have nothing to lose and happiness to gain if you try this!
– xoxo Victoria
P.S. Here is the link for the journal if you are interested. It says they are backordered until October – but it would make a great Christmas gift for someone (or yourself)!