In February's installment of our popular 'Current Obsessions' series, you read about gratitude journaling and how it has helped me! If you have not read it, you can read it here! While, obviously, we know we are a diesel truck blog and website, but we sincerely care about our readers, our followers... our friends! In case you didn't know, that is how we see you, a friend!
We want to challenge you all, our friends, to Diesel Doll's Thirty One Days of Gratitude Challenge! OOOH, that's a mouth full. But none the less, we hope you participate with us!
Like we mentioned above, we care about our friends, and we want to try to help better our lives or hopefully, yours too! There are so many benefits to gratitude journaling! Journaling your thanks cannot only make you a more thankful person, it can also make you a happier person! I know, I know. You are thinking, "AMY! I am a happy person!", and you are totally happy. We all think we are completely happy, but sometimes, we need a reminder of how happy we are. Or maybe, we are not as happy as we could be, and do not even realize it! (That last one was me, by the way! TOTALLY TRUE!)
Trust me, the first time I sat down to write out our thanks, it was actually a lot more difficult than I anticipated! But, I sat down with my cute, cute notebook, and picked one thing to write about. I believe that day it was my kids. So, as difficult as it can be, YOU CAN TOTALLY DO THIS; and you will begin to notice that you are becoming an even happier person than you thought you were.
Studies show writing down your thanks helps center your thoughts, helps release stress, brings good vibes into your life, and helps you stay focused on what is important in life. These things combined can make you a better friend, spouse, partner, coworker, parent and more! Shoot- it has even helped me be a better writer and cleaning my house is a lot easier! The house cleaning part may or not have anything to do with gratitude journaling, but, I just had to include it, because my house has been spotless since I began (okay, well as spotless as can be!)!
SO, HOW DO WE DO THIS?
GIRL! (or GUY!) We have made it so easy for you, my friend! We have created a simple printout just for you! You can print out a bunch of them, put them in a notebook or on a cute clipboard! For my house, I print out a couple of them, put them on the fridge. From there, my husband and I can both add a one or two line of thanks on each day. Once each week is done, I put it in a notebook, that way my sentimental hearted self can look back at them at the end of the month or even year. I like this because I like to see where I thanks grew from, and how we have grown through the month or year! You totally don't have to do this, but I love it. I have not decided if I will throw them away at the end of the year, or what. I don't like clutter so we will play it by ear.
I want you to do what works best for you. If you want to get your own cute notebook so you can really write, write a paragraph type entry or just to keep it a bit more private, friend, you do that! This is all about doing what works best for you! Do whichever method works best and makes you happy. I do however, suggest holding on to those entries for a bit. It really is great to look back and be reminded of thanks.
LET'S DO IT
We will start this challenge on March 1st, 2019! I want to invite you all to do this with us- for thirty one days, you can totally do THIS!! We will be posting the printout here, and will also be putting it in our newsletter, too. If your still wondering why we have decided to do this, I encourage you to read THIS, and maybe that will help you understand more why we think this is important!
We want to see what your thankful for, so starting on day one (and everyday!), we want you to use hashtag, #DieselDollMarchChallenge and tag us when posting it on Instagram, or DM us, or post it in your stories and tag us! We want to encourage you to share this with a friend that you think it would be good for!