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Daily gratitudes or gratitude journals - anyone use one?

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Suddengeekgirl Wed 03-Jun-15 19:58:36

I'm on the way up out of a period of mild- moderate depression. The drugs are good and my outlook on life is a whole lot more positive. smile

I don't want to be on the tablets forever as they aren't a perfect fix/ fit for me. I also know I probably need to find a more positive way of thinking (long family history of pessimistic ways and depression).

Has anyone done a gratitude journal/ daily gratitudes thing?
How did you find it/ did it work for you? confused

Focussing on the little positives rather than getting bogged down in negativity. Easier said than done sometimes!

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Wed 03-Jun-15 20:00:24

No, but I keep reading about the benefits. Just need to get in the habit of doing it I suppose.

MrsEvadneCake Wed 03-Jun-15 20:02:09

I use the Happier app. Or you can use it web based at It's a way of recording those little moments of gratitude and there is a lovely community on there that talk and promote positivity.

SillyStuffBiting Wed 03-Jun-15 20:02:26

I meditate and journal afterwards and it's extremely helpful.

MrsEvadneCake Wed 03-Jun-15 20:04:24

Happier also have mediation tasks, yoga courses. All kinds of mindful activities.

Tanaqui Wed 03-Jun-15 20:06:01

I did 100 days of happiness on Facebook and it was surprisingly helpful (you post something that made you happy every day for 100 days)

Suddengeekgirl Wed 03-Jun-15 21:30:06

Thanks all! smile
I'm quite tempted to get a nice paper based diary. I'm a bit of a stationery lover. blush

Glad to know people have found it helpful - and it's not a bunch of nonsense!

SillyStuffBiting Wed 03-Jun-15 22:17:35

I love stationary too and bought a pretty and small notebook and pen I carry with me and I jot down the litte things that make me smile as and when I remember.

I didn't go for a diary with dates as my striving to do everything right would lead to disappointment in myself when I inevitably failed to do it every day!

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