A great way to take stock of the positive things in your life is to keep a Gratitude Journal. There are many pre-made journals available online and at bookstores - here are a few examples:
You can also purchase a blank journal to track what you are grateful for. The toughest thing sometimes is figuring out what to write. On her website, "Living Life With Gratitude", Kirsti A. Dyer gives some examples of journal writing prompts:
Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way,
but the recurring acknowledgment
of what is working in our lives
can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties. -
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Take a moment to think and reflect before you start writing then consider the question:
"What is working in your life?"
Appreciation of life itself,
We can only be said to be alive
in those moments
when our hearts
are conscious of our treasures. -
Pause for a moment and reflect upon the question:
"What you have or who is in your life that you hold dear?"
Hopefully this will give you some ideas to get you started in your own Gratitude Journal.
Do you already keep a Gratitude Journal? If so, how has it changed your outlook?
If not, which one of these questions stood out to you and why?