Improve the quality of your life gratitude journaling. We at JournalOwl assist you to start and maintain a gratitude journal to improve sleep, reduce stress, improve relationship, etc.
Too many people are caught in the vicious and non-productive cycle of “Woe is me.” These types of individuals always find a way to shift blame, make excuses, or point out what is missing in their lives. They tend to look for the negative in every situation. Instead of expecting a positive outcome, they always expect the negative to occur and will make everyone aware of it.
People caught in this vicious and non-productive cycle drain the energy from friends, family, and co-workers. They are the opposite of inspiration, the opposite of innovation, and the opposite of what is required to affect positive change on a world filled with cynicism and negativity. At JournalOwl, we believe that a shift in perspective, as simple as it sounds, can have a profound impact on the quality of your life. The most powerful tool in this world is your brain. The problem is that we live in a largely cynical society and we often become a byproduct of the negativity. Focusing your attention on the good in every situation takes more energy and discipline. But how do you build the discipline to focus on what you are grateful for, rather than the problems that continue to nag you? And what benefit will this bring to your life in terms of tangible results? Let us explain gratitude journaling.
Reflecting on gratitude is a powerful method to re-directing your attention to positive aspects of your life. In simple terms, starting and maintaining a gratitude journal has been shown to:
At JournalOwl, we believe wholeheartedly in the concept of journal prompting. A key component of our 21-day challenges is journal prompting. Our approach helps to laser focus your attention on a specific area of your life. For instance, let’s say you’re having relationship problems with your brother. He’s a difficult individual who constantly brings out the negative in every situation. Speaking to him is mentally draining, but he’s your brother and avoiding him is the last thing you would do. In a situation like this, we would recommend our do-it-yourself 21-day challenge where you fully think through your past, current, and future relationship with your brother. For instance, you could use the following prompts for the 1st week of the 21-day challenge:
We encourage you to focus on the positive but do so in a guided and directed fashion. You can create your own challenges within JournalOwl to tackle strong emotions like resentment, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Our journal challenge wizard allows you to map out 21 days of gratitude on an area specific to your life. If you need help coming up with topics, just send us a note with your life situation and we’ll recommend 21 different journal prompts to get you started.