The cover of the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal by Marielle S Smith

365 Days of Gratitude daily journal created by Mariëlle S. Smith is a fantastic way to make practising gratitude a long-term habit.

Thank you to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for sending me a free PDF copy of 365 Days of Gratitude for free to review.

365 Days of Gratitude is a daily journal with several prompts each day: 3 things I’m grateful for, something I want to remember for today, something I could have been more grateful for, my intention for tomorrow, and a space to give the day a rating (out of 5 or out of 10). There is also a weekly and four-weekly summary, asking you to consider someone you could have felt more grateful for during that period. Finally, the quarterly prompts every three months invite you to reflect over the past few months and consider your biggest lessons and what you were most grateful for.

You can buy a copy of 365 Days of Gratitude from Mariëlle’s website. Get 50% off the printable PDF until 6 September 2020 with the following discount code: HAPPYLAUNCH. Go to https://mswordsmith.nl/365daysofgratitude or https://payhip.com/b/Hld2 to claim your copy. You can also buy a physical copy from Amazon.

My review

The benefits of practising gratitude have been well-documented. As well as improving your mental health, it has been proven to improve sleep, your physical health and your empathy, as well as reducing stress and aggression. Despite the benefits, it’s something that is easily forgotten in our busy lives, particularly when times get tough.

Mariëlle began her gratitude practice three years ago after bumping into an old friend who promoted the benefits to her. In the last three years, Mariëlle has improved and updated these prompts to adapt them to her needs. She then created 365 Days of Gratitude with the prompts that she finds most effective and uses on a daily basis.

Practising gratitude is something that I always mean to do but it’s something I struggle to do regularly. I find myself doing it for a few months and then lose the habit, so I was determined to use the 365 Days of Gratitude journal throughout August. It has been a period of change and upheaval for me, so this made the journal even more important for me during the last couple of weeks.

To use the journal, I printed and punched it to keep in an A5 binder, then kept it by my bed to make my notes every evening. While it was difficult to keep it up at first, I did find myself sleeping easier and that my mind was a bit clearer at night — I sometimes find it hard to sleep as my mind won’t turn off. I liked the prompts in this journal as they are quick and simple to fill out before bed, while still allowing me to reflect on my day. Each section has plenty of space, so I never felt like I struggled for space like with some journals I’ve used.

Completed pages in my 365 Days of Gratitude journal
Completed Days 29 and 30 in my 365 Days of Gratitude journal

After a month, my outlook does feel much more positive (despite the difficulties I’ve had). On some days it really has been difficult to think of three things that I am grateful for — some days it was just as simple as my family or my friends. But I always try to be as specific as I can (stating a specific good thing that happened, rather than just a generic answer). I did manage to miss a few days when I was just too tired to sleep, but on these occasions I caught up in the morning instead.

If you are looking to find a way to practice gratitude consistently, then I would really recommend trying 365 Days of Gratitude. I found that it made it so much easier when I had a journal and prompts to complete, rather than just using a blank notebook!

About 365 Days of Gratitude

‘Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.’ Rumi

Being grateful is easy…

…when everything goes according to plan.

But how do you keep at it no matter what life throws at you?

Enter 365 Days of Gratitude, the undated daily journal that will help you stay on track.

After years of barely surviving her own emotional minefield, writing coach Mariëlle S. Smith discovered the transformative power of practising gratitude. But, like no one else, she knows that cultivating an attitude of gratitude is easier said than done.

Complete with inspiring quotes, daily prompts, and recurring check-ins, the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal encourages you to create a sustainable gratitude practice too.

Ready to commit to the life-changing power of gratitude? Order your copy of the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal now.

Marielle Smith, the creator of 365 Days of GratitudeAbout Mariëlle

Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, and a (ghost) writer. Early 2019, she moved to Cyprus, and island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.

You can find out more about Mariëlle on Facebook, Instagram and on her YouTube channel.

You can buy a copy of 365 Days of Gratitude from Mariëlle’s website. Get 50% off the printable PDF until 6 September 2020 with the following discount code: HAPPYLAUNCH. Go to https://mswordsmith.nl/365daysofgratitude or https://payhip.com/b/Hld2 to claim your copy. You can also buy a physical copy from Amazon.