The Five Minute Journal
The Five Minute Journal is the ultimate gratitude journal. It offers an easy-to-use structured format, perfect for anyone interested journaling routine.
The Five Minute Journal was designed based on the science of positive psychology, directly intended to improve happiness. It will help you focus on all the good that is in your life, every day. Tap into the power of gratitude, which has incredible benefits for the body and mind.
A daily practice of using the Five Minute Journal can help you appreciate all the good in your life.
- Complain less
- Appreciate More
- Increase Happiness
- Improve Well-being
Keeping a Journal, the Easy Way
The Five Minute Journal uses an approachable format that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Get all the benefits of journaling, in just five minutes a day! The approach is simple. It is broken down into a few exercises in the morning and a few a night.
Morning Exercises – Start the Day Right
- I am grateful for…
- What would make today great?
- Daily affirmations. I am…
The journal starts the top of the page with a feel-good, inspirational quote. The morning exercises are designed to help you start the day right. The Five Minute Journal primes the brain with questions to trigger feelings of appreciation and gratitude. What a fantastic way to start the day.
Focusing on ‘what will make your day great’ helps you get to the root of things that actually make you happy in life. It helps you realize what is truly important. Next, the daily affirmations help build confidence and improve self-worth.
Evening Exercises – Reflect
- 3 Amazing things that happened today…
- How could I have made today better?
The Five Minute Journal finishes with two evening exercises. These reflection exercises guide the focus on three positive things that happened that day. We’re so quick to pass over daily successes, proud and important moments in life. For some reason, the negative thoughts are sticky, when the positive thoughts tend to pass through. Writing about these positive reflections of the day is the perfect mindset to get-into before bed.
The next exercise is aimed at things that could have made your day better. While this may feel like a negative or critical exercise at first glance, pay attention to how the question is worded. How could I have made today better? The question in itself triggers solution and improvement oriented thoughts.
It’s actually quite smart how this journal was designed. Not only does it help you focus on all the amazing things in your life, it also points you in the direction of self-improvement and growth.
The Five Minute Journal is designed well. It offers an approachable but yet structured way to get into journaling. Do you need this particular journal to get the desired results? The honest answer is no. You can do all the exercises in this journal (listed above) with a pen and paper. What you are really buying here is convenience.
Adding positive habits to your life can be difficult at first and they take time to engrain in the brain. The Five Minute Journal removes the friction (or at least some). It takes effort to answer these questions every morning and night, but less when the questions are already laid out in front of you.
Once you get rolling, you’ll find this product extremely useful and addictive!
– Vanessa Van Edwards