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1612: Will Keeping A Gratitude Journal Make You Happier? by Claire of Want Less on Gratefulness & Happiness

2020-05-10 | 🔗

Claire of Want Less shares if keeping a gratitude journal will make you happier.

Episode 1612: Will Keeping A Gratitude Journal Make You Happier? by Claire of Want Less on Gratefulness & Happiness

Claire lives with her wife and dog in Yorkshire, UK, and is on a journey towards simplifying her life and beating debt. Along the way, she is exploring ideas like minimalism, escaping the rat-race, logging off from the screens and resisting the pull of 21st century consumerism.

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the only podcast in a world where blogs are narrated to you for free with permission from the others if you like the show we have a few others worth checking out covering different topics gesture her optimal living daily to find those broke it isn't your short so scare right to it after optimizing alive we'll keep me gratitude journal make you happier by glare of want less thought ceo dot uk did you keep a really embarrassing teenage diary as i did my old areas are some of the items i cleared out as i downsized my stuff from childhood and bore they were a painful read the other oh declaring technique where she advise you to take hold of possession and see if it sparks joy while i now have another reaction to look out for whether sparkly lower abdominal clench of utter utter cringe luckily my diary keeping days are long behind me but recently been experimenting with a different type of daily log as i look
into the science of boosting happiness one happiness tip i just kept reading about was an activity called gratitude journaling it gets jeanne so often in fact that you ve probably already heard of it before if not tried it the idea symbol at its heart it's a waste dramatically getting yourself into the habit of counting your blessings disease they don t jotting down a few things your grateful for before you go to bed but does it work is it worth the effort can you re read the journal without wanting to throw up let's find out first the science bit there seems to be a lot of compelling evidence that practicing gratitude really does boost your happiness levels robert a as the world's leading researcher on gratitude the study co author in two thousand three found that participants who kept gratitude journals once a week exercise more regularly reported fewer physical health problems felt better about their lives were more likely to have made progress towards
rules and were more optimistic about the coming week compared to those who recorded either hassles or neutral life events other studies i found a variety of other benefits from focus and young adults do better sleep cloudy on the other hand there is also scientific and anecdotal evidence that the technique just does nothing for a whole heap of people for them the whole thing is a massive waste of time one theory goes that if you say yourself a target for experiencing gratitude then fail to reach that goal you can end up doing more harm than good and make you feel worse this would seem to be backed up by a study which found that people kept her gratitude journal three times a week we less happy than those who wrote in it just once a week in general researchers seem to disagree about whether it is more effective terrain a gratitude journal once a day or once a week and the bird
besides review list five ways keeping gradual journal can backfire this includes causing it to gloss over negative aspects of your life that you should be facing up to such as a destructive relationship having given the technical try for the past month every evening before bed i've taken out a notebook and written down three things i'm grateful for from the day these had been wide and varied the life changing my new niece was born today the every day my way for him you a nice bath my got lunch free on points the wholesome singer rainbow planting bulbs in the garden the less wholesome chips the dead sea my car unlocked accidentally but nothing bad happened and the left field sixty years a popular music and ticker i have to say i feel better for it on finding a nice way to round off the day after so changing the way i think about things i tend to be a negative thinker but now more likely to look back on the day and think it was a good one so keeping
as your journal work for you my untested theory is that this all depends on what kind of outlook you have practicing gratitude could well more content if you're the kind of person who needs a room i wonder about the good things in your life if you can take life for granted and you focus too often on criticised some negativity or hardship this may be for you but if you already the kind of person who look on the bright side someone who sees beauty in the small things and join the every day this may not be worth your while if you think keeping a gradual journal could work you try one of the following two techniques one each day before bad right down three things were grateful for from that day or to each week on a set day right down ten things even grateful for in the past seven days keep it up for a month and decide then whether its having any positive effects on your wellbeing you just to the post sidled while keeping a gradual journal make
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fr author we use code oil d at earth echo foods dot com slash optimal dash living dash daily that's code old at earth echo food dot com such optimal dash living dash daily and have that linked in this episode description in your pocket up and they declare a actually done a grudge general thing for quite a long time actually like two hundred and fifty days straight just like her i would list three things i was grateful for i'd remember it changing my perspective a bit special in the beginning but in my opinion you can get repetitive kind of routine what should i feel like defeats the purpose if it doesn't come from a really genuine plays or looked at from a more fresh perspective with beginners mind you can feel automatic in a bit of a waste but it fall into that retain a little bit personally recommend doing a year straight of listing exactly three things were grateful for like a practice that more reason why
i'm working on an optimal living daily workbook that has different problems every day or every week if you won't take your time with it for every once in a while every month whatever pc like because that way you use it when it feels right for you and doesn't feel like you're forcing yourself to do something that won't give you value a special journal prompts in a workbook to me that changes every day is more valuable and open it up to more breakthroughs and take away compared to something more repetitive thus from my experience at least the case i do you recommend trying different techniques out and see what works for you but i should do for today thank you for being here list being everyday including the weekends and i'll be back tomorrow where optimal life awaits
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