Exercising gratitude and joy are great ways to reducing stress. Appreciating what you have will help you see the real value everything in life, beyond your worries. When you’re trying to realign yourself and reassess your goals, it helps when you have a clear understanding of what’s important to you.
This is my favorite time of the year when things slow down and reminds us to celebrate each other. With the holidays coming up soon, it’s good to start mentally preparing for it. Declutter your mind and make space for peace.
3 Things I’m grateful for
Use the Weekly Gratitude Journal below to help motivate you to think of three things to be thankful for everyday. It is an easy number to help guide your mind to focus on coming up with things you’re grateful for. This journal is designed to help you get a quick overview of the week so it’s easy to re-read your previous entries to encourage your progress.
Did any of your dreams/wishes come true? Add them below.
It’s important to remember the time when you wished for all the things you currently have or live the life you currently have. Note all the facts about your life that used to just be an idea. It will make “dreaming” more exciting and will be a good motivator. It’s also a good way to pause and give yourself a pat on the shoulder for getting where you wanted to be.
When I started filling it out, I was really happy to realize all the things I now have, which used to only be a wish. Here are some examples that can go in that section:
- When I was in college, I wished to have a cool design job someday. I work for a fun design agency now.
- I wished to be engaged to the love of my life. We’re married now.
- We wished to move to a bigger apartment. We live in our dream apartment now.
Download the free printable
Start your gratitude journey today by downloading the printable below. It’s also interactive (you can fill out the fields using Adobe Acrobat Reader) so you can keep digital versions of it.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you think of anything else that can help with stress management.