Thrive through change

May 2021

How to Do a Gratitude Journal

How to Do a Gratitude Journal

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Paul Strobl

I’m deviating from my usual TED Talk format, as I want to share a practical video about how and why you should start practicing gratitude.  Gratitude works its magic by serving as an antidote to negative emotions. It’s like white blood cells for the soul, lowering our stress levels, improving our quality of sleep, and helping us focus on what is really important in life.

Shawn Achor (my Sept 2017 Aha moment) shares how getting people to write down three new things each day that they’re grateful for can change so much. And at the end of 21 consecutive days, the brain starts to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first.

So choose a special notebook and adopt an attitude of gratitude!


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