In this article, I will share 15 amazing gratitude journal prompts to improve your mental health and lift your mood!
Journaling can be an amazing and powerful way to improve your mental health and boost your mood! Writing in a journal has helped me to manage my anxiety and work through some really difficult times in my life.
I have shared my 15 favorite mental health journal prompts that have helped me with my anxiety over the years. Today, I am going to be sharing 15 of my favorite gratitude journal prompts. These prompts are all focused on things you are grateful for in your life.
Writing down the things you are thankful for can transform your mind and help you to center on the gifts that are already all around you.
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Here are 15 amazing gratitude journal prompts to lift your mood.
Here are a few of my favorite journals:
Amazing Gratitude Journal Prompts To Lift Your Mood
Write down 5 things you are grateful for today – sometimes when things aren’t going well in our lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the negative. When this happens, make it a habit of writing 5 things you are grateful for each day. Try to change it up each day and write different things. Before you know it, you will realize that you have a lot more to be grateful for than you originally thought.
Write down the name of a person in your life that you are thankful for – who is someone in your life that you are very grateful for? Who has helped you in some way? Is there someone that you couldn’t live without? Write down why they are important to you and why you are grateful for them. Added bonus: let them know that you are grateful for them! I guarantee that it will make them (and you!) feel amazing!
Write down something you’re looking forward to – what is something in your life that you are really looking forward to? It could be an event or some other goal that you have in the future. Why are you looking forward to it? What makes you excited about it? Write all of this down!
Write about what you are the proudest of – what is something that you are proud of in your life? Reflect on that and write down why you are proud.
What was the best thing that happened today? – this can be as simple as “the sun came out and I got to spend a few minutes outside”. It doesn’t have to be anything monumental or crazy, but even just reflecting on the little things can make a big difference! You can also try to reflect on this each day to help your brain start a new habit of finding hidden blessings throughout your days.
What’s one thing you can do better tomorrow? – identify if there are areas where you can improve and do better in the future. What’s one thing that can be improved tomorrow?
What are 3 personality traits that you like about yourself? – you are unique and special with traits that are only yours. What are 3 traits about your personality that you like about yourself? Maybe you have a good sense of humor, you are thoughtful, or you are reliable. Whatever those are, write them down and reflect on them!
What was an unexpected thing that happened in your life that you are grateful for in hindsight? – it is so common that life throws us unexpected curveballs. At the moment, they can feel really scary and threatening, but sometimes when we reflect back on them later, we realize that they were redirecting us in a better direction. Can you think of any situations where that was the case for you?
What is something nice and unexpected that you can do for someone else today? – I love hearing stories of people who “pay it forward” to help someone else out. An example could be paying for someone else’s coffee, letting someone go in front of you in line, or calling a friend. What is something nice that you can do for someone else that would help to improve their day? You will be surprised how much it will improve your day too!
What do you love about where you live? – we spend a lot of time in our homes during our daily lives. What is something that you love about where you live? It could be that you love the location of your house/apartment. Maybe you love how close you are to a certain store, you love the flowers that grow in the front yard. Think about what you love about where you live and write it down!
What things made you laugh or smile this week? – was there something that happened this week that made you laugh or smile? Maybe it was something silly that you saw or heard, even if it was just for a moment.
What is your favorite hobby and why? – What do you love doing? What do you love about it? How does it make you feel?
What is your favorite food that you ate today? – we eat a variety of food throughout the day and it nourishes our bodies and minds. What is your favorite food that you ate today? What did you like about it?
What do you really appreciate in your life? – What are some of the things that you really appreciate in your life? These things bring you great joy and you are so thankful to have them. Reflect on what those are and why you are grateful!
What is a way that you have improved over the last year? – each year, we learn and grow in different ways. What is the biggest area that you have grown and improved over the last year?