Gratitude Journaling

Back in October 2020, around the time The Crush released, I took up the practice of gratitude journaling. For those who may not be familiar with gratitude journaling, it involves taking time out of your day to reflect on the good things in your life and writing down at least one blessing.

I started gratitude journaling to draw near to God during a stressful season. Though you don’t have to be a Christian to implement a gratitude practice into your life, I’ve found it to be immensely helpful in strengthening my relationship with God, as well as my mental health and outlook on the world around me.

My Original Gratitude Journal Setup

Before I started using a bullet journal, I did one full Gratitude page each morning in a lined notebook set up like this:


God, Thank You For:

  • Five
  • Things
  • I’m
  • Thankful
  • For

Prayer: Usually two or three sentences about any specific topic that has been on my mind.

Prayer List: Usually filling up ever how many lines remained in a bulleted list format

My Bullet Journal Gratitude Setup

Now that I’m on the verge of filling up the lined notebook, I plan to adapt this gratitude practice into the bullet journal I’ve been using for note-taking while reading the Bible. Taking inspiration from my original layout, as well as some beautiful examples on Pinterest, here is how I plan to adapt to the new journal:

  • One page for a monthly Gratitude list
  • One page for a monthly Prayer list

I started bullet journaling for the first time on January 1, 2021, and I’ve fell in love with it! In a future post, when I have filled up more of the journal, I will give y’all an inside look!

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

Do you gratitude journal, or implement a daily gratitude practice in another form? Share your methods in the comments!

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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