Today I am reviewing the 365 Days Of Gratitude Journal by Marielle S. Smith – Big thanks to Marielle for providing me with a copy of the book for review, and as always to Rachel of Rachels Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour!
‘Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.’ Rumi
Being grateful is easy…
…when everything goes according to plan.
But how do you keep at it no matter what life throws at you?
Enter 365 Days of Gratitude, the undated daily journal that will help you stay on track.
After years of barely surviving her own emotional minefield, writing coach Mariëlle S. Smith discovered the transformative power of practising gratitude. But, like no one else, she knows that cultivating an attitude of gratitude is easier said than done.
Complete with inspiring quotes, daily prompts, and recurring check-ins, the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal encourages you to create a sustainable gratitude practice too.
Ready to commit to the life-changing power of gratitude? Order your copy of the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal now.
Considering how bizarre 2020 has turned out to be, I can’t think of a better time to be trying out a gratitude journal! As someone with high anxiety on a good day, it feels like the world is burning around us, so it’s been lovely to take a few moments at the end of each day to find something to be grateful for.
The general layout of the journal is very neat and easy to use; encouraging you to look at what you were grateful for that day, how you would rate your day, what you could have done differently, and your intentions for the following day. So not only does it act as a gratitude journal, it also helps you with accountability – Personally I used the ‘intentions’ section to list a couple of chores I needed to get done, to help me keep on top of work and cleaning!
At the end of each week you are treated to an extra page, complete with an inspirational quote. This page is similarly set out to the usual daily diary, but instead encourages you to look back on the week as a whole, and on the week ahead. This idea is also spread further through the journal with monthly and quarterly pages, too, helping you look at the bigger picture as well as the day to day.
I think this journal is a great idea; it encourages day to day mindfulness, helps you find the brightness in every day, and it doesn’t have to be a huge time-consuming commitment to keep it going. The pages are easy to fill out, there’s no obligation to write paragraph after paragraph about your day, just the highlights and your thoughts. It can also be great when you’re having a bad day to take a quick look back at previous pages, seeing memories of happier days can help you remember that life isn’t all that bad.
About The Author
Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, and a (ghost) writer. Early 2019, she moved to Cyprus, and island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.