Monday, 8 October 2018

Gratitude Journal #1





For the last couple of years I've been keeping a journal. I try to write in it regularly and one of the things I write about is moments from my day that I am grateful for. I decided to jot down my moments of gratitude as I had read that focusing on the positive things in life helps to lift the mood and to attract further positive things in to one's life. (This article from the Huffington Post explains what a gratitude journal is and the benefits of keeping one).  

It has to be said that I'm not naturally optimistic so I'm all for anything that will help to change that so, no matter how big or small something is, if I'm grateful for it, it goes in.  

Here's what I'm grateful for this week:

*  Bugs. Or rather, the girls not getting whatever bug D had at the start of last week. Sunday saw him start to feel poorly, although he couldn't quite put his finger on it. Monday saw him take the day off sick and he had a half day on Tuesday. I knew he was unwell as he's never off his food and rarely takes time off sick! 

* After having a good 2-3 weeks or interrupted sleep, finally getting a full night without waking up once.  Sadly it hasn't happened since but, y'know, I live in hope. 

Google. E came home from school with some English homework. I had to google it before I was able to sit down and supervise her. Honestly, if this is what its like in Year 2, I'm screwed as they climb through school!

* The last two weeks have been good for me with selling some of my painted things. I've sold a wooden towel rail, a bureau and a glass display cabinet.  Not big money but it all helps.... and means I don't feel guilty about starting to paint something new!

* School pick up. Or more specifically, the time before, which I've been using to either have a quick walk around the estate or to read a book.  I'm enjoying being able to read more, I just need to find some new books to get stuck into. 

What are you grateful for?

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9 comments

  1. Great idea. I have a five year diary for a thought of the day .It started off as a gratitude diary, but has gradually turned into just a general diary, but I love looking back at how life has changed

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  2. I like the idea of a gratitude journal, it makes you see the best in each day, and there are always good things out there #TwinklyTuesday

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  3. Uninterrupted sleep is always something I'm grateful for!

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  4. I love a gratitude journal. It really does make you remember the little things. And it’s always the little things that make all the difference #TwinklyTuesday

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  5. I love writing in my gratitude journal, it has definitely given me a more positive outlook. Some lovely things to be grateful for, especially Google for the homework!! Don't fret, I'm finding phonics baffling!! #TwinklyTuesday

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  6. A good night of sleep makes such a difference. I feel tired so often these days and it concerns me but a good night last night really helped today be a positive one. It is vital to our mental wellbeing to count our blessings. I do this regularly but may start writing them in a journal as you do. #TwinklyTuesday

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  7. It's always good to write down everything you're grateful for. It reminds us of how lucky we are to be happy and healthy. And to value what we have x #TwinklyTuesday

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  8. What a fabulous idea for a post! I would love to be able to say I’m grateful for uninterrupted sleep...no such luck yet though! Haha! #TwinklyTuesday

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  9. Love your weekly gratitude journal. Believe me I am forever grateful for Google especially when it comes to homework and projects #Twinklytuesday

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