Yes, it’s true. Many people are touting the positive effects of journaling, especially about gratitude.
And…. So am I. But do you know why it is so important?
Do you know how to quantify the value?
The more good you put out, the more good you get back. It’s just math.
Ask yourself this question. “What percentage of my life do I approach from a positive perspective?” That will be just about the same amount of good you see coming back to you.
For example, if it’s 50%, about half of your life is working right now. Every small improvement you make in your attitude will result in more good coming your way.
When you set aside time every day to consider the things you are grateful for, the time you spend becomes part of that math equation. Because of your effort to focus time on the bright side of life, you tend to notice more good in your world. Thus, you continue to expand the percentage of the positive in your life.
Don’t wait for the outside to improve first. Be grateful for what you already have and more will follow. Once you see that a gratitude journal is a small effort with a huge benefit, you’ll be sharing this ‘New Math’ with everyone you know.