Having gratitude in your relationship seems obvious. But sometimes it’s hard to get your partner on board with the whole gratitude thing! Can you relate? If you’ve read about How to Write in your Gratitude Journal for Manifestation, you know what goes into starting a daily gratitude practice. But how can you get your partner on board? I’ve got a Relationship Gratitude Journal printable that you and your partner will enjoy!
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Implementing A Gratitude Practice
If you’ve read about How A Daily Gratitude Practice Changed My Life, you know that I think gratitude is imperative. Gratitude puts you on the frequency of receiving. You see, we’re always manifesting. Every single second. And with every single thought, we are manifestors.
And when we learn about how powerful we are through a gratitude practice, it’s only natural that we want to tell everyone! That’s why I’m here, telling you, of course! Because I want everyone to know! I want everyone to start manifesting everything they’ve ever wanted through gratitude journals and any other method that works for them.
How to Convince your Partner to Start a Gratitude Practice?
However, convincing your partner to start a gratitude practice can be a TOTALLY different story. Amiright? We certainly don’t want to become naggers! “Come on! Just be grateful John!” LOL. No. That is, most certainly, not the way we are going to convince our partners to take on a gratitude practice.
So, here’s how you start. Just like how you start a gratitude practice with your kids, (yes, I’m comparing our partners to our kids ha!), we have to BE the change we wish to see in the world. What do I mean? I mean, you better be extremely well practiced in your gratitude journaling before you go and nag your partner! How can our partners truly understand what a gratitude practice can do if we aren’t showing them?
The proof is in the pudding. After I started writing in my gratitude journal, I started telling my husband about the results. Not just that, he started seeing it with his own eyes! For example, the relationship I was building with my daughter, or my goal of getting three sales per day in my Etsy shop. It wasn’t long before he started saying things like, “Maybe I should start a gratitude practice myself.”
So, if you’ve been practicing gratitude, and you’re partner has started to show some interest, that’s when you hit them with this idea! It’s a Relationship Gratitude Journal for Couples! Let me tell you a little story about how this came about.
Relationship Gratitude Journal for Couples
The couple that journals together, stays together! Have you ever described your relationship like passing ships in the night? Maybe you just aren’t connecting like you used to? That’s how one of my Instagram followers described it to me in a message she wrote to me one day. She said that she and her husband had struggled, like all couples do, to stay connected through all the craziness of their everyday lives – kids, jobs, fitness, family, and on and on. It is so relatable, right?
Because she had downloaded the free printable gratitude worksheet, she was well on her way with her own gratitude practice. But then she had an idea! What if they did a gratitude journal together?! That way, they could write down what they were grateful for and share it with one another. Her story of her homemade Relationship Gratitude Journal is the inspiration for this very blog.
Relationship Gratitude Journal Outcome
She grabbed a regular old piece of paper and put it in the kitchen. Every morning, before her husband would leave for work, he would fill out his portion of the gratitude worksheet. When she woke up and got ready for her day a few hours later, she got to look at his answers on the gratitude worksheet. She was pleasantly surprised to find all the wonderful things that he had written. He wrote about their life together, their marriage, their children, and things she never realized he was grateful for. It made her feel amazing, and well…you guessed it! More grateful!
After she read his entry, she would then fill out the gratitude journal worksheet herself, all the while thinking about the nice things her husband had said. She said that this process of completely the gratitude journal together completely uplifted their relationship. They were happier, more peaceful, and more grateful for each other than ever before.
Free Printable Gratitude Worksheet for Couples
I just about cried when I heard this story. I mean, sure, I know the power of gratitude because of how it changed my life! But as it turns out, changing other people’s lives is whole other drug!
And that’s why I created the couples free printable gratitude worksheet! So that we can keep this innovative idea going! You can download the free printable gratitude worksheet for relationship and create the same kind of connection in your relationship through implementing a gratitude practice! What do you think? Will your partner go for it? Comment below!
Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about this Relationship Gratitude Journal! I hope this gives you some ideas about sharing a gratitude practice with your partner! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and personal development! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat. You can also get started on celebrating your life with your FREE gratitude journal printable or by subscribing to my podcast, The Celebration Effect Podcast! I can’t wait to connect with you more.