“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet” — Confucius

Gratitude is scientifically proven to improve your physical and mental health – with both increased self-esteem and greater clarity being among the benefits.

There are many good reasons to begin a gratitude journal, but not knowing where to start shouldn’t keep you from trying.

Getting started with a new habit can often be the hardest part, but all you may need is a little nudge or word of encouragement that can help you along. In this case, the right word can be all it takes to reap the rewards of an “attitude of gratitude”.

Along with the right creative prompts, setting the correct environment is also a worthwhile step in allowing you to focus on being thankful. Take some time to pick and focus on the prompts that speak to you whilst you put pen to paper. The power of focusing on a single thought can bring a plethora of energy and inspiration – you will be scribbling down your thanks before you know it.

But until then, here’s a selection of prompts that will help you to write those first lines…

1. One small thing I use every day that I am grateful for is…

2. My fondest memory from childhood is…

3. A type of technology I am grateful for is…

4. One of my favourite songs from childhood is…

5. Reasons why I love my pet are…

6. The freedoms I am grateful for are…

7. The things I like most about my town or city are…

8. Something that I am looking forward to is…

9. I have opened my phone or photo album and have found a photo that I like. The reasons I am grateful for this photo are… The things I am grateful for in this photo are…

10. A friend I am grateful for is… because….

11. One of my personality traits I am grateful for is…

12. I would describe my favourite smell as (or like)…

13. I would describe my favourite sound as…

14. I would describe my favourite taste as…

15. My life is more positive today than it was a year ago because…

16. The things that other people like about me are…

17. My favourite holiday is… because…

18. The 10 things I am looking forward to in the next year are…

19. One aspect of my health I am grateful for is…

20. Someone who makes my life better is… because…

Try out your new inspiration with the Paperblanks Prompts app, available on iTunes and Android! Click the panel on the right to download.

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