A gratitude journal is simply a personal book which some might refer to as your diary, of things for which you are grateful.  Gratitude journals are used by people who want to recognise the positive things in their lives.

Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation or thanks.

Studies have found that those people who recognise the positive things in their life regularly as a positive habit are people who are significantly happier than those who do not recognise gratitude or positivity.  Further studies suggest that recognising your feelings of gratitude may even possess health benefits, and relieve depression symptoms.

Positive psychology continually strives to develop methods by which each person may increase and enhance their feelings of gratitude.  The most popular is by writing in your own personal gratitude journal at the end of every day.

Take just 5 minutes at the end of the day and write down everything from the day that you are grateful for.