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5 Simple Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

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<b>Take a moment to reflect.</b> Note two to five things you’re grateful for — such as the breakfast you had with your kids or being able to ride your bike to work.
<b>Go deep.</b> Don’t just document events or thoughts; express your emotions about your experiences.
<b>Be creative.</b> Can’t find the right words? Draw instead. Or paste mementos of fun events (photos, ticket stubs, etc.) into your journal. Each time you see these, you’ll feel thankful for those experiences all over again.
<b>Get real.</b> Record the good in your life, but also chronicle the lessons and silver linings you take away from challenges and setbacks.
<b>Make it a habit. </b>Writing weekly is the best way to establish a consistent rhythm for your practice.