30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

I’ve been feeling sidetracked.

Despite this site being one of my most important priorities I’ve allowed myself to get distracted and focus on other things, mostly good things, but distracted all the same.

So now I’m refocusing. The best way I know how to do that is to just get back to basics, and for me, probably the most important basic is journaling – specifically gratitude journaling and future journaling.

So I’ve decided to commit to a gratitude journal for a full thirty days.

What’s a gratitude journal?

A journal where you can appreciate and be thankful for all of the things in your life, no matter how small, no matter how remote, they don’t even have to technically “belong” to you. Anything that you value, can be appreciated.

What’s future journaling?

Writing a journal entry, but based in the future, with content describing your goals, but as if they’ve already happened. An exercise in visualization if you will.

I think it’ll be interesting to see what might happen once I commit to really doing this for thirty days. Some people report it to be life-changing. Some people note a huge mindset shift. Some people note a tremendous amount of prosperity and inspiration within just the first few days after committing to this.

I started today and I’ll be honest, getting back into this groove was mentally difficult. I procrastinated and put it off and did a million other things. I don’t even know why, it really cannot get that much easier. But eventually I put my head down and just did it. I looked at various aspects of my life that are going well for me and wrote about current experiences of success and celebrated not only my success but the success of others, hints of success, and situations that simply made me feel the way I strive to feel. Then I wrote from the vantage point of the future, which, okay, I kind of forgot how fun that can be. 🙂 Nothing I wrote was earth shattering, but it’s done, and now that it’s done, it’s Day 1 of a streak of 30, and I hope Day 2 will be easier, and have more flow.

Join me if you like!

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