30 Easy Gratitude Journal Prompts For Beginners

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One of the best ways to cultivate more gratitude in your life is by journaling. Journaling allows you to intentionally express gratitude for the things you have in your life by putting pen to paper. Gratitude is an intentional practice. With all that is going on in our busy lives, it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have and lose sight of the good. Make gratitude journaling a habit and you’re guaranteed to improve your mood and energy.  If you are a newbie with journaling, you’ll enjoy these 30 Easy Gratitude Journal Prompts For Beginners.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

— Oprah Winfrey

30 Easy Gratitude Journal Prompts For Beginners

  1. Describe the best part of your day today.
  2. List three people you are grateful to have in your life.
  3. What is a quote that always inspires you?
  4. Describe an act of kindness you’ve recently experienced.
  5. What’s one thing in your home that brings you joy?
  6. List three qualities you like about yourself.
  7. What’s the best part of your self-care routine?
  8. Describe your favorite person and what you like about them.
  9. Write about three things you are grateful for today.
  10. Describe a memory that always makes you smile.
  11. What’s a song that always lifts you up?
  12. What is your favorite hobby?
  13. What do you like about your job?
  14. Describe your favorite coworker.
  15. What’s a recent accomplishment you’re proud of?
  16. What’s something that you’re looking forward to?
  17. Describe a time when you made someone smile.
  18. How does gratitude make you feel?
  19. What’s your favorite book and author?
  20. What’s a recent lesson you’ve learned?
  21. Write about your favorite vacation.
  22. What’s your favorite part of your home?
  23. What’s a skill you’ve recently learned?
  24. What’s your favorite TV show or movie?
  25. Describe the last time you helped others with something.
  26. Describe a family member you are grateful for.
  27. What’s a guilty pleasure that you’re grateful for?
  28. What’s your favorite food or restaurant?
  29. How does helping others make you feel?
  30. What did you accomplish today?

30 Easy Gratitude Journal Prompts For Beginners

3 Tips for Gratitude Journaling

Tip #1: Let It Flow 

Don’t overthink when you’re answering these gratitude journal prompts. You’ll be the only one reading it so just let your thoughts flow. If you notice yourself being judgmental towards yourself or others, witness it, forgive yourself, and let it go.

Tip #2: Have Fun

Lean into the good vibrations gratitude brings you. You want to make journalling as fun as possible. When journaling is an activity that brings you happiness, you are likely to do it again and again until it turns into a habit.

Tip #3: Meditate On It

After you’re done writing your answer to the gratitude journal prompt, take a moment to read it over and reflect on it. Combine this reflection with a few cycles of deep breathing and you’re practicing the restorative act of meditation.

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