Practice gratitude, self-care and mindfulness with our beautiful new self-care journal, designed with flexibility and open-ended reflection in mind.
- Two hundred lined, chlorine-free pages with space for date
- Three satin ribbon markers (ideal for a past, present and future journal practice)
- 112 luxurious gold foil journal prompt stickers
- Covered in linen in ‘ivory’ colour, with gold-foil printing on cover and spine
- Watercolour illustrated end pages
- A5 (210 x 142 mm)
The science-backed benefits of using a gratitude journal are innumerable, both mentally and physically:
“When we practice gratitude, we have to pause and capture it; for instance, write it down, take a photo of it, share it with someone. At that moment, the brain releases serotonin and dopamine. The benefits of gratitude journaling include experiencing happiness, providing time for reflection, and distracting the person from pain. Sleep improves, and anxiety reduces.
Some psychologists believe that our brain is conditioned to notice the negative more than the positive. Our negativity bias is frequently mentioned in studies of human motivation, judgment, and decision-making. Positive feelings of gratitude, which get triggered when we write about the things we are thankful for, can also improve our motivation.”
Following the launch of the ‘to my child‘ journals, designed to write to our children and grandchildren, I have felt the urge to create a gratitude journal to simply write to myself – words that I never have to share with anybody, but which will improve my own mental health and wellness. I know that as a parent, it’s important to make time for yourself, but just a five minute journal practice can really help calm the chaos of motherhood, improve mental clarity and being grateful for all that we have.