I am here today to tell you all about the lovely 365 Days of Gratitude Journal by Mariëlle S. Smith. Many thanks to Mariëlle for providing me with a copy of the journal, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of today’s publication day festivities.
‘Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.’ Rumi
Being grateful is easy…
…when everything goes according to plan.
But how do you keep at it no matter what life throws at you?
Enter 365 Days of Gratitude, the undated daily journal that will help you stay on track.
After years of barely surviving her own emotional minefield, writing coach Mariëlle S. Smith discovered the transformative power of practising gratitude. But, like no one else, she knows that cultivating an attitude of gratitude is easier said than done.
Complete with inspiring quotes, daily prompts, and recurring check-ins, the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal encourages you to create a sustainable gratitude practice too.
Ready to commit to the life-changing power of gratitude? Order your copy of the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal now.
If ever there was a year that we needed this journal, then it has to be 2020. It might seem like it is hard to find much to be grateful for in a year when we have lost so much, but by encouraging you to look at the smaller, simpler pleasures and everyday acts of kindness, the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal is just the thing to help you remain positive and protect your mental health.
I have tried journaling before – diaries, bullet journals, food journals, you name it I’ve tried it – but none have them have stuck until now. Reading Mariëlle’s personal experience of trying and failing to stick with gratitude journals in the past made me feel a lot better about my own lack of commitment to previous journals, and gave me the confidence that this one would be the one I stuck with.
The journal is attractively laid out, in a simple to use fashion, with a page for each day, and then weekly and quarterly review pages throughout the book. The daily prompts guide you through the process, and I found that this made it much simpler for me to focus on the good in each day than just looking at an empty page in a diary ever did. The weekly and quarterly pages encourage you to look back over the preceding days and record your highs and lows, thinking about anything you wish you could have been more grateful for, and anything that you particularly want to remember, before setting intentions for the forthcoming days. Throughout the book there are also some wonderful, inspiring quotes to lift your spirits.
This journal really does feel like one that it will be easy to keep up with, and I think it will be a valuable tool for the days when the black dog is looming large, as it will give me something to read back through and realise that there are always positives to be found in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder for them than others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, and a (ghost) writer. Early 2019, she moved to Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.