Positive emotions such as happiness and joy improve our moods, while negative ones like anger or fear deplete us.

By cultivating a more open and curious mindset, we become better able to embrace change, develop our unique strengths as leaders and create innovative solutions.

  • The Gratitude Journal is designed to increase happiness and reduce stress.
  • It’s not dated like a calendar, so you can start it whenever you want, and you don’t have to do it every day.
  • It doesn’t give explicit instructions or routines, but it does ask questions that help you think about which practices work best for you.

When to use the Gratitude Journal

If you want to feel the full impact of gratitude, you need to make a habit—not just once but consistently.

Research suggests you don’t need to practice every day, so find a rhythm that works for you — and allow it to become part of your lifestyle.

To do this, you might consider keeping the journal:

  • By your bed to use at the start or the end of the day.
  • On your desk for when you’ve got a break between meetings
  • In the car for when you’ve got some time to yourself after drop-offs
  • In your work bag to use during your commute