This week on the blog, we’re kicking off our Scentsy Wellness Series by sharing plenty of tips and tricks to help you start your year off right! Whether you’re hoping to improve your physical, emotional or general wellbeing, it’s important to acknowledge all the “wins” you already have going for you. Creating a gratitude journal is a great first step on any wellness journey, and here’s how to get started:
What is a gratitude journal?
A gratitude journal is a place for you to list the parts of your life you’re thankful for. It doesn’t have to be a traditional paper-bound diary — you could even jot down notes on your phone if that works best for you! Of course, if you’ve never kept a gratitude journal, then staring down a blank page (or screen) can be a little intimidating. We’ve gone ahead and put together a small, printable gratitude journal to get you started!
Why use a gratitude journal?
Often, it’s hard to see all the little things that are going well in life. This is especially true when you’re trying to improve something about yourself — it’s easy to dwell on setbacks while trying to reach any long-term goal. A gratitude journal gives you the opportunity to reflect on success, windfalls and joys big and small. In fact, research — including a study published in the Clinical Psychology Review — has found that a focus on gratitude can lower stress, improve sleep and boost your mood!
What to write?
At first, getting into the habit of keeping a gratitude journal can seem challenging. Some days you might feel like you could fill page after page, and on others you might struggle to write down a single word. We recommend listing about three to four things you’re grateful for a day. These can be big things like your gratitude for friends and family, or something as simple as enjoying a good meal.
Scentsy and gratitude
At Scentsy, we’ve always been big believers in the power of gratitude. Generosity is one of our core values, and we believe it’s far easier to be generous when you understand just how much you have to be thankful for. We’re grateful for the incredible support of Scentsy fans around the world, and the amazing accomplishments of our Independent Scentsy Consultants.
What are you grateful for today? Let us know in the comments!