Bullet journaling has been a part of my daily routine for a few months now, and it's made such a huge difference in my well-being. Not only does it change your mindset with a positive intention to start your day, but it puts the small things into perspective, and it really makes you reflect on all the great things that happened during your day.
Gratitude is so important, especially when you're not feeling your best, or unfortunate things are happening in your life that you can't control. I've had my fair share of ups and downs, and it's helped me tremendously. Just when you think that things can't get worse, sometimes they do, so by reflecting on the good things that happened throughout your day, they overshadow the bad, making you much happier and thankful for your day.
I've been using my Five Minute Journal for a few months now, and I love it not only because of the minimal design (or the fact that's it's Canadian, made by 2 of my favourite Youtubers - s/o Alex and Mimi!) but it's so easy to use. It's a dateless journal (meaning you can skip days and not feel bad about it), and you write in it morning and night. In the morning, it asks you to list 3 things you're grateful for, 3 things that would make your day great, and one positive affirmation about yourself. At night, you list 3 amazing things that happened during your day, and what you could have done to make your day a little better. This one pushes you to strive for improvement! The whole process literally takes 5 minutes out of your day to complete, and there's a different quote or challenge on every page, allowing you to reflect on that message throughout the day.
The journal has pushed me through some really hard times, especially with loss, but now I'm able to look back on the times that I was sincerely happy spending time with those loved ones. If I didn't document my happiness on those days, it would have been a lot harder for me to cope.
So do yourself a favour... buy a Five Minute Journal! It will change your life for the better, I promise.