Struggling To Stay Positive? These Gratitude Journals Help Promote Positivity & Mindfulness


When you're late to work, spilled coffee on your new white top, and definitely left your straightener on back home, it's safe to call it a pretty bad day. But instead of letting life get you down, try using the best gratitude journals to focus on the positive aspects of your life.

These journals are thoughtfully designed using scientific data to create habits proven to increase your happiness and productivity. Rather than focusing on every fumble and downfall, they use carefully selected prompts and exercises to help you alter your own perspective to appreciate the little things in life.

Of course, not everyone is used to writing in a journal or has the same attention span for creating goals. Luckily, there's a wide range of gratitude journals that appeal to different writing styles. Highly organized personalities may prefer a sectioned planner that offers space for daily affirmations, while free spirits may benefit from guided Law of Attraction journals that use your personal goals and desires to help craft a plan for success. And for self-proclaimed "terrible writers," there are even journals designed for writing quick lists that only require 30 minutes each week.

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

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Lori Deschene's Tiny Buddha Gratitude Journal

Start fostering gratitude in your everyday life with the Tiny Buddha Gratitude Journal. It features 160 pages of questions and prompts, including 15 relaxing coloring pages, designed to help you recognize the smaller blessings in life and focus on the positive. With prompts like "I appreciate that when I'm feeling down..." or "What challenges are you proud to overcome," this journal is created to remind of us of the little things that make us happy.

It's also worth noting that this planner has a rare, 4.8-star overall rating on Amazon. Over 80% of customers gave it a perfect five-star review! One wrote, "The prompts make you think outside of the box, and make you grateful for things in your life that you might typically forget about. I begin every day with a journal page and it puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day."

Moorea Seal's 52 Lists for Happiness

This best-selling, hardcover journal features 160 pages filled with weekly lists carefully crafted to boost your happiness. It also features 52 prompts that encourage you to reflect and discover what makes you happy through writing down your thoughts in list form. As an added bonus, it's gorgeously decorated on both the inside and out, with stunning travel photography and charming illustrations. Like the planner above, over 80% of reviewers gave 52 Lists For Happiness a perfect five-star review, culminating in an impressive overall rating of 4.8 stars.

The Joybox Grateful Moment Journal

The undated Grateful Moment journal is designed with three easy-to-follow templates for daily, weekly, and monthly priorities to help you meet your goals. It includes inspirational quotes and positive affirmations scattered throughout, along with daily journal entries to list three things you're grateful for. The journal itself has a durable soft color, available in black or pink, with "Grateful Moment" embossed on the exterior. It also has high-quality 100gsm paper and a ribbon placeholder.

"It keeps me focused, organized and enjoying my time," commented one reviewer, who said they're on their third Grateful Moment journal. "The ability to enter dates and goals without restriction is awesome! I sometimes forget to write daily updates, so it is very nice to have blank daily pages that allow for the flexibility to continue where I left off," noted another.

Meera Lee Patel's Start Where You Are: A Journal For Self-Exploration

This beautifully designed journal features supportive prompts that push you to reflect through writing exercises, charts, and drawings to nurture your mindfulness. With questions like "what are your three most frequent thoughts" interspersed with water-color quotes like "we become what we think," this soft cover notebook offers 128 pages to explore your conscious. One reviewer wrote: "Absolutely love this journal, makes me realize how many wonderful things I have and all I've been through."

Freedom Mastery's Deluxe Law of Attraction Life Planner

Master the Law of Attraction with this 12-month journal planner. The deluxe planner includes a foldable vision board, morning and evening power questions, mind maps, reflection pages, habit trackers, and a gratitude journal to help put your happiness first. Weekly and monthly feel-good lists help track your progress and keep you focused. It also has a soft faux leather exterior — available in six colors — with FSC certified paper, guaranteed to not come from rare old-growth forests.

With a 4.7-star overall rating and literally thousands of five-star reviews, it's clear this is one of the most popular gratitude journals on Amazon. Several reviewers have called it "life-changing," with one going as far as to credit it with helping them pay off tens of thousands of dollars of debt.

The Panda Planner

The Panda Planner uses a scientific approach to increasing productivity and happiness through a 90-day planner divided into three sections. Start the month planning out your goals, creating a loose schedule, and selecting a daily habit goal, such as flossing. Then turn to the weekly segment to create a weekly goal, break down projects, review your last week, and plan ahead for the next. Finally, the daily pages offer a section to track what you are grateful for, a morning and nighttime review, to-do-lists, schedules, and a space for your daily affirmation. It's undated, comes in four colors, and includes seven free E-books for productivity.

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