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Learn How To Live A Life Of Gratitude and Love

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Written by Channon Gray

By neglecting aspects of gratitude, or reasons to be thankful, in your life you could be jeopardising your own mental wellbeing, psychical health and overall happiness levels.

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.  —John Henry Jowet

Firstly, what is gratitude or gratefulness?

To quote a Harvard Medical School study, “Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible”.

Firstly, what is gratitude or gratefulness?

To quote a Harvard Medical School study, “Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible”.

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But what’s the trick?

The trick to feeling content with life is to reap the benefits that practising the acknowledgement of gratitude and love. As Joshua Becker says from Becoming Minimalist, “A content heart is a simple heart… Gratitude opens the door to simplicity”.

Last week I published a post discussing how spring cleaning can be the answer to a simplified or minimalistic and therefore, happier lifestyle. It’s an active choice that you must make.

Finding gratitude and love in a world that is so negative might seem difficult. But you can actively seek it and choose to live a life full of gratitude.

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I’d recommend four decisions that everyone is able to make/think about:

  1. Appreciate what you have and don’t focus on what you don’t have. You’ll never find true gratitude in materiality but in emphasising moments and memories over things. Don’t be picky, instead just learn to embrace, enjoy and utilise what you’ve already got.
  2. Learn to recognise that there will always be someone worse off than you. One suggestion of mine would be to share your sense of gratitude around with others, such as volunteering.
  3. Seek thankfulness in the bad times – it’s easy to remember the good but in times when life might be treating you not-so fairly, it’s even more important to focus on times or moments of happiness. It will be these moments that get you through. You must try to find contentment in your challenges.
  4. Always remember that you are no more or less than the person sitting beside you. We are equal and you should seek comfort in that fact.

Being glad about what you have is a difficult concept to master; but once you’ve figured it out, your life satisfaction will be increased.

Thanking yourself seems like an odd practice but it really does work; because “…With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves” according to the Harvard study on gratefulness.

As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals… In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships… Harvard Medical School.

So what’s the secret to locating feelings and recognition of gratefulness, love or self-appreciation?

My answer is bullet journaling.

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Keeping a journal is great for mindfulness and personal mental wellbeing. It helps to clear your head as well as organising your life and setting forth future plans. However, a bullet journal is a useful tool for creating a gratitude log/diary. It means that your thoughts, feelings and day’s activities become committed to paper; they serve as a reference point for the future when you are feeling down.

I’d recommend journalling every-single day but that is not essential. Simply referring back to your journal weekly or once a month is worth doing. All you need to do is write down your positive thoughts or happy events from your day/week/month. Whilst committing your ideas to paper, you are able to think them through and reflect on that which made you feel a sense of happiness.

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Here are some bullet journal gratitude log ideas to help you on your way:

 

Hopefully, you have been inspired to start showing gratefulness in your bullet journal or at least embracing gratitude in all aspects of life.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below containing all your ideas for fulfiling gratitude in the comments below!

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Learn how to live a life of gratitude, love, appreciation and thankfulness and you will improve your mental health, wellbeing and positivity towards life in general - we should learn to appreciate more this Easter Time and spend it with family. Self-Improvement, Self-Care and Self-Love in a Bullet Journal // channongray.com - heythereChannon

 

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Channon Gray

Hi, my name is Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 21 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London. I'm now a Graduate Student, Stationery Addict and all round Life Enthusiast.

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23 Comments on "Learn How To Live A Life Of Gratitude and Love"

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Anna
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Girl, yes. Gratitude is absolutely a game changer. I love this bullet journaling idea too! Did you design the ones you have pictures of? It’s amazing!

Steph Crandall
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Yes! I need to get on the bullet journal train! I’m definitely going to take this and your bullet journal posts to heart and get things together.

XO Steph

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Madeline Gonzolas
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I absolutely love this, so much truth!!

Kay Kathleen
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Such great ideas! The art of practicing gratitude is so incredibly important!

Deeksha
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Wonderful post!

Taylor
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I agree, having gratitude makes me a happier person. I have a gratitude journal that I try to write in one thing a day that I am thankful for.

Tabbie
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Yes yes yes! Can’t love this enough! My gratitude page is one of my favorites in my bujo!

Chad
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Great positive post with practical tips. Thanks for sharing this perspective!

Stella Nassuna
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Very insightful. Been on the ungrateful side of life, but i have learned the harm in that. Thanks for sharing

Shirley Corder
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My goal for the year is to gather 2018 thanks in the year 2018. It’s been fun, and you’re so right. Learning to look for things to be grateful for make a huge difference in your approach to life.Thankful Thursdays

Helen
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Journals are such a fantastic idea. They are good for mindfulness but also to keep track of your travels. I made myself a travel scrapbook using tickets and things I collected. It’s a great way to focus your mind.

Nancy
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I love that you’re practicing gratitude! It’s always great to reflect back on the good and it’s a nice motivation to keep on going. I love how you decorated your bullet journal! So cutesy and love the colors! These are nice recommendations for practicing gratitude! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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