You may have heard of or keep a gratitude journal where you jot down three unique things for which you are grateful each day. This practice, when done for just one week, has been shown to boost happiness for up to six months! I was so inspired by the concept of gratitude that I choose to name my company:
Another great practice that has positive applications for both your personal and professional life is a "success journal." It's similar to a gratitude journal but you write down three successes each day. When professionals in the workplace take just a few minutes to document and celebrate their accomplishments each day, it's helped them negotiate raises and earn better performance reviews later. Our successes definitely add up over time; we often have forgotten the meaningful ways that we've contributed to our families, community or company months later, so a success journal can help us remember and reflect.
Have you kept a gratitude journal or success journal? I'd love to hear about your experience!