As you may have gathered by now, I’m generally a very happy, outgoing person; however, I’ve found that despite my very best efforts to stay positive, sometimes it feels like the odds simply aren’t in my favour and shitty days happen, often with matching moods in tow. It’s 100% normal (insert trite comment about life not being as sweet without the sour here) but normal doesn’t always mean pleasant, does it? I don’t know anyone who enjoys feeling down. In times like these, I think we all wish there was a way to bottle up all our good feelings and epic moments for later use, like… Right now? Good news: there is. Double good news: it’s really, really easy. Enter… The gratitude journal! But before we delve into the how, let’s take a closer look at what gratitude is all about and why you should be making a conscious effort to practise it regularly!