Five Minutes a Day to a Happier You: Develop an Attitude of Gratitude with this 12-Week Journal
Learn to be more optimistic by focusing on the positive with this 12-week journal. Download and get started today!
Two psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis and Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami, have done much of the research on gratitude. In one study, they asked all participants to write a few sentences each week.
One group wrote about things they were grateful for that had occurred during the week. A second group wrote about daily irritations or things that had displeased them, and the third wrote about events that had affected them (with no emphasis on them being positive or negative).
After 10 weeks, those who wrote about gratitude were more optimistic and felt better about their lives. Surprisingly, they also exercised more and had fewer visits to physicians than those who focused on sources of aggravation.
This downloadable journal will help you focus on the positive, with daily and weekly prompts for the next 12 weeks.