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Kill Two Birds With One Stone—Fill Your Blank Notebooks And Change Your Life

I am a huge stationery lover and hoarder. I had piles and piles of unused notebooks (and still do because buying notebooks never bores me) and I didn't know how to put them to their best use.

Do you feel me? Do you have a lot of blank, unused notebooks staring at you?

Do you want to put them to use?

But it won't be just filling notebooks after notebooks, it will be a life-changing practice for you.

Why am I saying this?

Because it changed mine! And also introduced me to the wonderful and powerful world of journaling.

Do journaling in any form can be life-changing and from free journaling to journaling of any specific kind, it's a very powerful tool that requires nothing but pen, paper, some time, and your attention.

But I am talking about the easiest and most effective type of journaling here.


Gratitude journaling is the kind of journaling wherein you list three or five or more things that you are grateful for every day at any time of the day, preferably in the morning or before going to sleep at night.

How hard writing three words or three phrases can be? How hard looking around for things you are grateful for can be? I hope it's not hard for you because it is surely one of the easiest things to do.

Even during the darkest times, you can always find, at least, one thing you are grateful for. And holding on to that one good thing can pull you out of even the worst of situations.

Just grab a notebook — any of your preference because there are no rules in gratitude journaling other than writing names of things, people, places, situations that you are thankful for – and begin this life-changing practice today itself.

If you're new to gratitude journaling, you can start by listening just three things you are grateful for every day and when you do so, you would notice how you have many more things to pen down each day and your list keeps growing with time.

It's not a compulsion to write three different things each day, if you're short of things are grateful for, just repeat what you wrote on the previous day.

My list of gratitude every day starts with God, my husband, both my families, friends, writing, journaling, food, senses and they never go out of the list. I write more after them but these are the words I start my gratitude list with.

You will notice how this one simple practice can feel your journals and notebooks faster than ever before and also change your life gradually.

I have been doing gratitude journaling for almost seven years and had filled 15 journals completely dedicated to the purpose of gratitude journaling before I included gratitude in my morning pages for a year and am now back to using a separate gratitude journal.

When I flip through those journals and look back in time, it fills my heart with so many different emotions.

They show me where I am now and where I came from. They tell me of my growth. They tell me of my strength on days that were once tough but I still chose gratitude over complaints. They remind me of the things I expressed gratitude for to manifest in my life and have now become my reality.

I had first learned about gratitude journaling in the book The Secret and the book and gratitude journaling both helped me take control of my life and change it for good.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favourite journal out of your blank journals collection and start this practice today itself.

This is one of the best ways to fill empty notebooks when you don't know what to do with them.


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