Gratitude journal

100 Gratitude Journal Prompts for Building a Grateful Life

Practicing gratitude helps to achieve a happier, better, more fulfilled life. Thankfulness rewires your brain; cultivating a more positive view towards life and world around you; thereby increasing your sense of well-being and contentment. Among different ways to practice gratitude, maintaining a gratitude journal is recommended by every life coach and mental health professional.  In this article, we’ll explore different gratitude journal prompts. Here’s a list full of opportunities of gratitude!

Gratitude Journal Prompts

  1. Write down what small moments brought a smile to your face today?
  2. Name three things you are grateful for in your immediate surroundings.
  3. Reflect on a kind gesture someone extended to you recently and express your gratitude for it.
  4. Recall a challenging situation you faced and identify something positive that came out of it.
  5. Look around and list 5 things that help you in your day-to-day life.
  6. How can you appreciate your five senses more by being mindful?
  7. Express gratitude for a loved one and describe what you appreciate most about them.
  8. Write about a natural element, such as the beauty of a sunset or the sound of rain, that brings you joy and gratitude.
  9. Express gratitude for a favorite book, movie, or song that has positively influenced you.
  10. Write about a teacher, professor, mentor, or role model who has had a positive impact on your life.

Gratitude Journaling Prompts

Gratitude Journaling Prompts

  1. Reflect on a valuable lesson you have learned recently and express gratitude for the growth it has brought you.
  2. Write about something you often take for granted and express gratitude for it.
  3. Appreciate a friend who lives far away but is dear to you.
  4. Express gratitude for having as much food as you need.
  5. Be grateful for the facility of delivery of things at your doorstep and the people who deliver it.
  6. Write down your top 3 blessings you’re thankful for.
  7. Appreciate the vehicles that let you travel long distances.
  8. What top three things/people make your home feel special?
  9. List 5 ways that having a mobile phone makes your life easier.
  10. Describe a family tradition that you are most grateful for.

Gratitude Prompts

Prompts for Gratitude Journal

  1. Choose 3 people to say thanks today. Write about why you are thankful to them.
  2. What is your favorite TV show, and why do you love it?
  3. What is the best gift that you have ever received?
  4. Appreciate yourself for building the habit of gratitude to live a happier life.
  5. What is something that you can do today that people 30 years ago couldn’t?
  6. What is a special memory from your childhood?
  7. List 5 things in your bedroom that you are grateful for.
  8. What excites you about the future?
  9. Who is the most reliable person in your life?
  10. Whose company do you like the most?

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal Prompts

  1. Express gratitude for 5 tools that help you save time.
  2. What is the funniest video you’ve watched recently?
  3. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever traveled to? Imagine how you felt while you were there and write your feelings down.
  4. What privilege do you enjoy that others might not?
  5. When did something wonderful happen unexpectedly?
  6. Which is your favorite weather, and why?
  7. Write about an achievement that you are most proud of.
  8. Write about something that makes you feel lucky.
  9. What are your favorite things to eat?
  10. Write about the education you received and how it changed your life.

Gratitude journal prompts

Daily Gratitude Journal Prompts

  1. What are 10 items you own that make your life easier (technology, appliances, etc.)?
  2. Write about three positive things that happened today.
  3. Appreciate a stranger that was helping someone in need.
  4. Write about an electronic device that you feel grateful to have.
  5. What are the three things about the Internet that you admire?
  6. Think about the people you don’t know who help make your life easier.
  7. What is your favorite part about your town or city?
  8. Write about someone that you idolize, and why.
  9. What are your favorite meals you enjoy eating or cooking?
  10. List 3 things you do for self-care.

Gratitude Prompts

  1. Write about someone you’ve never met but who has enriched your life in some way.
  2. What makes you appreciate your job or career the most?
  3. Choose an organization or public service (library, education, fire department, etc.) you’re grateful for and why?
  4. Write about a family member and why you’re thankful for them.
  5. What did your parents teach you growing up that made you a better person?
  6. Write down one highlight of your day and why it’s positive for you.
  7. Consider a time you did a good deed for someone else. How did this affect you and the other person?
  8. What do you love about pets or animals? How do animals contribute to the environment and your own life in some way?
  9. Look outside your window and list 10 things you’re thankful for.
  10. Compliment one part of your body.

Reflective Gratitude Journal Prompts

  1. Why did you start gratitude journaling? Express gratitude to yourself for taking this step.
  2. Write about a recent obstacle you faced and how you overcame it.
  3. Reflect on a recent accomplishment, no matter how small, and acknowledge the hard work and effort that went into it.
  4. Write a thank-you note to yourself.
  5. Breathe deeply, in and out, and feel your gratitude for life.
  6. Pick a random photo, and write about why you’re grateful for that memory.
  7. Write about a skill, quality or talent you possess and feel grateful for.
  8. Reflect on a past experience or memory that fills you with gratitude and explain why it is significant to you.
  9. Express gratitude for your physical health and well-being.
  10. What are the steps that you have taken through the years that made you a better version of yourself?

Gratitude Journal Prompts

Gratitude Journal Prompts

  1. Take a deep breath and feel grateful to be who you are, right where you are.
  2. What are some great words that you read recently?
  3. Write about a recent improvement in your lifestyle.
  4. What is your strongest life value?
  5. What do you like most about yourself?
  6. What part of your life has changed for the better over the past year?
  7. Write about a time when you challenged your comfort zone.
  8. Write about something valuable that you learned this week.
  9. Express gratitude for the time you achieved a goal with your willingness and effort.
  10. Who is the person in your life that you’ll call in an emergency?

Fabulous Gratitude Writing Prompts

  1. What is one thing that you do for yourself that enriches your health?
  2. What is a lesson in your life that has helped you?
  3. What is something that was hard to do but you did it anyway?
  4. How does practicing gratitude impact your thoughts?
  5. Express gratitude for how you’ve grown and developed through the years.
  6. What is something that you are looking forward to in your life?
  7. Remember a time when someone listened to you and empathized with you as you needed them to.
  8. Think of the time a stranger was kind to you.
  9. What have you done that you’re most proud of?
  10. Write about the best advice you’ve received.

Gratitude Journal Prompts with Subtraction

Think about these positives things in life and life without them:

  1. What is one part of your life that you won’t trade for anything?
  2. What is something that you turn to when you need comfort?
  3. How will be life without something that always gives you happiness?
  4. What are the prized possession of your life?
  5. What do you love most about the time you are living in?
  6. Your favorite holidays.
  7. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
  8. What aspect of your health do you feel grateful for?
  9. Which activity do you enjoy doing the most?
  10. Write about the most influential people in your life.

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