This happiness journal is based on research by two psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons and Dr. Michael E. McCullough. 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. The third wrote about events that had affected them (with no emphasis on the positive or negative).
After 10 weeks, those who wrote about gratitude were significantly 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 happiness journal will get you focusing on the positive with daily and weekly prompts for the next 12 weeks. On average, it takes less than five minutes to answer each of the daily questions.
Guided Journal Questions:
- Daily Questions: Daily prompts that help you focus on the positive take less than five minutes to answer.
- Weekly Recap: Weekly recaps on what went well and what you may want to change in the future.
This journal is delivered as a digital file, meaning you can get started immediately after purchasing. Enjoy!