Gratitude Journal Ideas

5 Amazing Gratitude Journals to Try Right Now

Best gratitude journals for joy & positivity ❤︎

Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding.
— Jen Williamson

Fall is one of the best times to start a gratitude practice (well, anytime of year is wonderful to start a gratitude practice…:), and all these beautiful journals will inspire you to begin your gratitude practice, and stay motivated to continue.

Each journal is a wonderful tool on the path of self-transformation, and are thoughtfully designed using scientific data and positive psychology to help you create a joyful and inspired life.



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Rather than focusing on the negative, these journals use thoughtful prompts and uplifting exercises to help you nourish your soul and restore your faith in the goodness of the world.

So when it comes time to give yourself a little gratitude love today, here's a rundown of the best gratitude journals on Amazon:

1) 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy by Moorea Seal

Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool for list lovers everywhere to discover the keys to their own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into their lives.

This beautiful, undated hardcover journal with 52 listing prompts encourages readers to reflect, acknowledge, and invest in themselves, and ultimately transform their lives by figuring out exactly what makes them happy.

What Readers Are Saying

“Full disclosure: my therapist recommended this listing journal to me as she found it remarkably constructive when she got it for herself. So if a therapist thinks it's a legitimate mindfulness exercise, then you know it must be good.”

“I love to journal or write, but never know what to say. This book is absolutely perfect to have as a guide, and it has so many creative writing prompts that inspire happiness.”

“I had some struggles this year that sometimes made the lists hard to write and other times the lists cheered me up. Focusing on simple moments of happiness gave me an opportunity to remember the good in my life no matter what happened in the world around me.”

2) Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.

Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and images that have attracted a large following for her stationery and textile line in boutiques across the country, Meera Lee Patel's uplifting book presents supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more.

What Readers Are Saying

“I love this journal. It has seriously shifted my thinking. It’s not entirely about self-centeredness, but more thinking of your own joy. It’s great for career-moms such as myself who spend every decision thinking of those I care for instead of myself.”

“I have been struggling with my sense of self, who I am and what I want in life; this journal has been an eye opener to things I needed to find in myself. Love it, highly recommend for anyone feeling that they have lost touch with who they are.”

“THE best book I have ever bought! Im a nursing student and noticed my anxiety was getting much worse, it was impossible to fall asleep at night as i was constantly thinking about school. This book allows me to unwind and think about the life I currently have. It helped me rediscover the big picture.”

3. Give Thanks: A Journal for Sharing Gratitude by Josie Robinson

This beautiful Limited Edition hardcover companion journal to the bestselling book, The Gratitude Jar: A Simple Guide to Creating Miracles (which you can get a FREE copy of right here) provides you a special place to record all your gratitudes and blessings, and, to lay the groundwork to receive even more gifts from the universe.

Filled with uplifting exercises for both the new and advanced student of gratitude, this gorgeous guided gratitude journal will take you on an inspiring transformational journey to create extraordinary changes in your life, or the life of the person receiving it as a gift from you.

What Readers Are Saying

“This journal covers a variety of ways to start or expand an ongoing practice and there's something here for everyone. This book will be useful for years because it's more than a journal, it's a tool on the journey to happiness and wholeness.”

“I Love it! I use it daily and it helps keep me aligned.”

“I highly recommend this journal. Whether you work through it individually or with a friend/loved one, I think you will be very happy with the joy it brings to your life!”

4) The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal by Gretchen Rubin

In her bestselling book The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin discovers the pleasure of writing just one sentence every day. The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal helps you to make a fascinating and revealing time capsule of the next five years of your life. Simply turn to today’s date, reflect on the quote at the top of the page, and jot down just one sentence (perhaps about something good that happened that day).

This daily ritual is highly do-able and provides a striking sense of accomplishment, and as the years go by you can see how your entries evolve.

What Readers Are Saying

“After reading the book, I began journaling - one sentence about what made me happy that day. I do it before I go to bed. It's only been one month, but the exercise in trying to identify one thing on the "bad days" is worth the effort. I am becoming myself again - the happier me, which was the reason I read the book.”

“I've bought several as gifts and I'll get a 2nd one when I finish this. I love it so much I use a separate note book when I travel to record memories because this book is now an irreplaceable keepsake.”

“This book honestly changed my life. A co-worker gave me a copy about 5 years ago. I have written something in it every single day. I hope that, when I'm much older, I can look back on my notes and giggle, knowing I've made it to the other side - happiness.”

5) Present, Not Perfect: A Journal For Slowing Down, Letting Go, And Loving Who You Are by Aimee Chase

A beautifully illustrated guided journal that helps women slow down and enjoy life rather than pushing for perfection.

Most women today are frantic, lost in an endless cycle of busyness caused by constant pressure to perform up to unrealistic expectations of perfection, many of which are self-imposed. This journal cuts to the heart of the problem by showing women how to reconnect with their inner selves through solitude, introspection, and contemplation of what's truly important to them as individuals and family members. Give yourself permission to be Present, Not Perfect.

What Readers Are Saying

“I like that you can open up and start on any page! This is a great activity journal that helps you practice mindfulness and being in the present.”

“I purchased this for my younger sister who is newly sober. She is using it as a tool in her recovery. She said it is great and so helpful, she even got a few of the young ladies in her sober living house to purchase it as well. She said that they sit and discuss the questions and use it almost as a type of group therapy daily!”

“I've always been very self-critical, and taken the negative opinions of others to heart, while not believing their positive comments. It makes for many dark days. I'm working to build a more positive image of myself in my heart and mind, and this book will really help. There are exercises that stay with me long after I've put the book down, which is a really good sign.”

Want more ideas on how to start a gratitude journal? Check out my Gratitude Journals Pinterest Board to help you get inspired!

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