A Practical Journal to Give Thanks and Get a Positive Outlook on Life

It is not uncommon to overlook aspects that add value to our lives and that we are grateful for. After all, there are only so many hours in a day, and so many things to do that sometimes our minds can get full of clutter, and stress can make it hard to see all the positive aspects we may be ignoring while yearning for stuff or experiences we don’t have yet. That stress and mental clutter can make it almost impossible to focus on work and school, not to mention on learning new stuff, no matter how much we want to.

Because of this, we came up with a creative and practical journal that you can use to give thanks and get a more positive outlook on life, even when you feel too overwhelmed to write anything down.


What is the give thanks journal all about?

You may remember the gratitude journal we released a while back and may even wonder what the difference is with this one. Much like the gratitude journal, the give thanks journal is an exercise that helps you reflect on what you are grateful for in a concise and playful way. This activity is essential because, according to research, consistently giving thanks and reflecting upon what you are thankful for increases a person’s positive outlook and optimism about the future.


The difference between this one and the gratitude journal is that we have created a playful template where learners can choose directly from a variety of options the aspect(s) they are grateful for, and then they have the opportunity to add text if they wish to do so. This is a great exercise when people may be feeling particularly overwhelmed or overworked, as the options are readily available. All they have to do is remember those aspects they are grateful for and get that smile back on their faces without adding to their work.


Course creators don’t need to worry about coming up with aspects to add to our template as it has already been created.


Course creators don’t need to worry about coming up with aspects to add to our template as it has already been created. All you have to do is ensure you include this exercise in your course and allow learners to take a break and get a new perspective on their lives and the opportunities that they have.


For our CEO, Sahra-Josephine Hjorth, it is essential to ensure that we can provide unique learning experiences using state-of-the-art technology in accordance with our Learn-Act-Build philosophy, which considers the person as a whole with complex emotions and needs that we must take into account when creating learning experiences.


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