30 Days of Gratitude: A Guided Journaling Prompt Series

30 Days of Gratitude: A Guided Journaling Prompt Series

Practicing gratitude has been shown to have a host of benefits for mental health, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving self-esteem and increasing overall life satisfaction. One of the best ways to practice gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal - a daily record of things you're grateful for. Not sure how to get started? This blog post will give you some ideas and inspiration! 

What is Gratitude Journaling?

Gratitude journalling is the act of taking time each day to write down things you are grateful for. This can be done in a notebook, on your phone, or even just on a piece of paper. The important thing is to make it a regular habit.

Some people find it helpful to set aside a specific time for gratitude journalling, such as first thing in the morning or right before bed. Others prefer to do it whenever they have a free moment throughout the day. There is no wrong way to do it, as long as you are consistent.

Gratitude journaling

The Benefits of Gratitude Journaling

Many people find that gratitude journaling can be a helpful way to boost their mood and overall outlook on life. There are a number of reasons why this may be the case. First, taking the time to intentionally focus on the things you are grateful for can help you to appreciate the good in your life, even when things are tough. Second, gratitude journaling can help you to shift your perspective from negative to positive. Instead of dwelling on the things that are wrong in your life, you focus on the things that are going right. This can lead to a more optimistic outlook overall. Finally, gratitude journaling can help you to build stronger relationships. When you take the time to express gratitude for the people in your life, it can help to create a deeper sense of connection and mutual appreciation. Gratitude journalling is a simple way to bring more positivity into your life, and it costs nothing but a little bit of time each day.

The benefits of gratitude journaling

Gratitude Journaling Prompts for 30 days

Sometimes it can be hard to think of things to be grateful for on a daily basis. That's why we've put together this list of thirty gratitude journal prompts, one for each day of the month. Different prompts might include today I am grateful for.... Positive Affirmations, Something I'm Proud of, My favourite moment of the day, Tomorrow I look forward to... This is an amazing way to support your mental health and wellbeing by taking some time out each day to focus on the positive things in your life. 

  1. Today, I'm grateful for....
  2. Positive affirmations
  3. Something I'm proud of
  4. My favourite moment of the day
  5. Tomorrow, I look forward to....
  6. Kindness I've seen or experienced today
  7. The best thing about myself  
  8. A personal victory, no matter how small
  9. Three things that went well today, no matter how small
  10. A memory that made me smile
  11. Something I'm looking forward to in the coming week/month/year
  12. The beauty around me
  13. The people in my life who make me feel loved and supported
  14. The things I have, rather than the things I want
  15. What my senses are experiencing right now (sight, smell, sound, taste, touch) 15. A random act of kindness I've witnessed
  16. A goal I'm working towards
  17. An occasion or event I have to be thankful for
  18. A person who has made a difference in my life
  19. Something that's challenging me at the moment and how I'm coping
  20. What blessings or good fortune have come my way today?
  21. How can I show gratitude to someone else?
  22. Something new I learned today  
  23. The best thing about myself  
  24. What I love about my life right now  
  25. The good things that have happened to me this year 
  26. A difficult situation I overcame 
  27. How has someone shown gratitude to me?
  28. How can I express more gratitude in my daily life?
  29. What are some specific things or people I'm grateful for right now?
  30. How has practicing gratitude made a difference in my life so far?

Gratitude journaling is a simple but effective way to boost your mental health and wellbeing. By taking a few minutes each day to reflect on what you're grateful for, you can reduce stress and anxiety, improve self-esteem and increase overall life satisfaction. So why not give it a try? You might just be surprised at how much difference it makes!

about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.