1. Make a conscious decision to be happier
Motivation to become happier plays a role in the efficacy of journaling. The more you express your gratitude, the more grateful you will feel.
2. Share details
It is better to write in details about something for which you’re grateful than making a superficial list of many things.
3. Get personal
Talk about people to whom you are grateful. It has more of an impact than focusing on things for which you are grateful.
4. Be specific
The more specific you are when you write, the more gratitude you will feel. Share your reasons for being grateful.
5. Write regularly
Whether you write daily or every other day, commit to a regular time to journaling. Then, do your best to keep your commitment.