To create your Gratitude Journal follow these easy steps.
- Create an account. This requires a valid email address.
2. Click an icon (😀happy, 😐meh or 😕sad) to rate your day.
• The “Current Streak” counter tallies your happy days in a row.
• The “Total Happy Days” counter tallies your all-time happy days. This provides an overall happiness snapshot.
3. List gratitude moments from your day. Review, edit, and delete moments by pressing the bottom left “moments” tab.
4. Photos added to moments create a slideshow on your home page for you to savor.
5. Add journal entries for 14 days.
Bam! You’ve created a gratitude habit. Continue logging gratitude moments to get happier, stay happy and live your best life.
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More information for science nerds like us:
RESEARCH ON HOW GRATITUDE INCREASES HAPPINESS
Amini, S., Namdari, K., & Kooshki, H. M. (2016). The effectiveness of positive psychotherapy on happiness and gratitude of female students. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches, 2(3), 163.https://
Chan, D. (2011). Burnout and life satisfaction: Does gratitude intervention make a difference among Chinese schoolteachers in Hong Kong? Educational Psychology, 31(7), 809–823.
Davis, D., Choe, E., Meyers, J., Wade, N., Varjas, K., Gifford, A., Quinn, A., Hook, J., Van Tongeren, D., Griffin, B., & Worthington, E. (2016). Thankful for the little things: A meta-analysis of gratitude interventions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(1), 20–31.
Jackowska, M., Brown, J., Ronaldson, A., & Steptoe, A. (2016). The impact of a brief gratitude intervention on subjective well-being, biology and sleep. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(10), 2207–2217.
Renshaw, T., & Olinger Steeves, R. (2016). What good is gratitude in youth and schools? A systematic review and meta-analysis of correlates and intervention outcomes. Psychology in the Schools, 53(3), 286–305.
RESEARCH ON HOW GRATITUDE LESSENS MILD DEPRESSION
Disabato, D. J., Kashdan, T. B., Short, J. L., & Jarden, A. (2017). What predicts positive life events that influence the course of depression? A longitudinal examination of gratitude and meaning in life. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41(3), 444-458.
Krause, N., Bruce, D., Hayward, R., & Woolever, C. (2014). Gratitude to God, self‐rated health, and depressive symptoms. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 53(2), 341–355. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12110
Lam, K. (2021). The mediating effect of gratitude in the relationship between zest for life and depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 171.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110476
Sirois, F., & Wood, A. (2017). Gratitude Uniquely Predicts Lower Depression in Chronic Illness Populations: A Longitudinal Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Arthritis. Health Psychology, 36(2), 122–132. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000436
Wood, A., Maltby, J., Gillett, R., Linley, P., & Joseph, S. (2008). The role of gratitude in the development of social support, stress, and depression: Two longitudinal studies. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(4), 854–871.
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