Want to spend more time focusing on the good things in your life, as opposed to thinking about what’s missing from it? A great way to get your head in the right place is by gratitude journaling. What’s this, you ask? Well, to put it simply, a gratitude journal is a tool that you can use to keep a track of what you’re most grateful for in life.
Performing small acts of gratitude each day can have a really positive impact on your mental health. Taking the time to reflect and document the things you appreciate in your journal is an easy and effective form of self-care. You’ll soon realise that there’s always something you can be grateful for!
To help you get started, we’ve put together a quick guide showing you how to create three of our favourite gratitude journal spreads using our Agenzio notebook. Enjoy!
The general spread
This simple spread concept is great if you’re a beginner. Drawing a ray of sunshine like this leaves gaps for you to fill in with the things you’re grateful for. Plus, just looking at it will put a smile on your face, reminding you to always look on the sunny side of life. You can set daily, weekly or even monthly gratitude targets for yourself.
The monthly spread
Keeping a monthly spread in your journal allows you to reflect on the month you’ve just had. Sometimes it feels like time has passed you by all too quickly, but this is a great way to remind yourself to slow down and to enjoy the little things. It’s a lovely keepsake too, you’ll always be able to look back on the spreads and see what you were up to at that time in your life.
The doodle spread
This spread is definitely the most creative! Give yourself the freedom to reflect. Draw your feelings and experiences and bring them to life through colour. Doodle spreads are ideal if you’re looking for a fun and therapeutic way to practise gratitude.
We created these spreads using a grid notebook but there’s a whole range of sizes and paper types in our Agenzio collection, so choose whatever best suits your needs. If you decide to give one of the spreads a try, we’d love to see how you get on! Share your handy work with us at @frompaperchase