🚽The Toilet Thankfulness Journal

πŸ‘‹ Hello friend

I have been keeping a Toilet Thankfulness Journal, aka. Gratitude Journal for 4 months now and already have over 200 entries. In this newsletter edition, I will show you how to never forget to be grateful again.

You hear about the great benefits of keeping a gratitude journal, buy the best new book with the right pen, and you are disciplined and enthusiastic in the first few days. But day by day, it becomes less and less until you finally forget that you have a gratitude journal.

"Gratitude drives happiness. Happiness boosts productivity. Productivity reveals mastery. And mastery inspires the world." - Robin Sharma

😊 The 3-Step Process on How to Never Forget to Be Grateful Again (while reducing smartphone screentime)

Step 1: Take any book.

holding my gratitude journal in my hand
Any Book

Step 2: Take any pen.

holding a blue pen in my hand
Any Pen

Step 3: Place the book and the pen next to the toilet.

i placed the journal next to the toilet
Book and Pen next to Toilet

πŸ“’ The author James Clear of the bestseller Atomic Habits mentions 4 ways to create a good habit.

  1. Make it obvious. 🧐
  2. Make it attractive. 😍
  3. Make it easy. 🀭
  4. Make it satisfying. 😌

Regarding rules 1 and 3, "make it obvious" and "make it easy," I don't lock the Gratitude Journal away in some cupboard or on a shelf.

Sitting on the toilet, the Gratitude Journal should be easily reachable to take it and write down 2-3 things you are grateful for.

Eventually, you'll be so proud that you don't want to break your streak of gratitude entries (like me - over 200 entries πŸ˜‰). When your roommates don't abuse your book as they did for gratitude entry number 129 or 130 or party guests complain about your handwriting, you can use the book to reflect on a few little things that brought you joy today.

gratitude entry 105-130 in my journal
Party Guests love the Toilet Thankfulness Journal ;)

For everyone (me included) who agrees with entry 128, "What a scrawl." here is a translation of points 105-130 of my Gratitude Journal.

105 Free days I have
106 New insights every day
107 Karin
108 Street Parade
109 2 Days till Vipassana
110 Being able to read
111 Warmth / Cold
112 Sleep
113 My room
114 This book
115 My body
117 Massage
118 Sauna
119 30-minutes bike ride
120 Time for myself
121 Doing what I want
122 Making decisions
123 Tony Robbins
124 Ice Chamber
125 125 (roommate being funny)
126 - 130 Guestbook entries looking for things to be thankful for

In the past, my first intuition on the toilet was to reach into my pocket and check Instagram. Now, I have a no phone policy when doing business in the morning, and I have successfully replaced scrolling with writing down things I am grateful for.

Another option is to hang a white poster beside your bed where you can write down things you are grateful for before bed or after getting up.

a plain white poster hanging next to my bed
My Gratitude Bedside Poster

Have a great week! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

xx Lukas

πŸ—’ Blogpost: In my 31-Day Challenge a year ago, one challenge was to list 100 Things that make me happy in one day.

Please Check Your Email!
Thanks for signing up. Please check your email and click the button on the email I have sent you to complete the process. Also check your spam folder.

Read past issues

Mar 31
🌞 Revolutionary Morning Routine
Mar 17
πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ Skillz & Lazinezz πŸ₯±
Mar 03
πŸ§‘β€βš•οΈMeasuring Health
Feb 26
πŸ›ž Weekly Wins
Feb 18
πŸ’“Balanced Lifestyle
Feb 11
πŸͺž Weekly Review
Feb 04
πŸŒ‹ Peak Performance Program
Jan 09
πŸ’€Perfection-ism πŸ₯€
Jan 02
πŸͺ™ Self-Help Nuggets
Dec 26
πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ Little Treasure Trove
Dec 19
πŸͺ„ Resiliencewall
Dec 12
πŸ› Transform in 20: Daily Steps to Self-Mastery πŸ¦‹
Dec 04
☸️ Buddhist Meditation
Nov 19
πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Ό Knowledge vs. Experience
Nov 05
🎯 Get a Competitive Edge with this Month's Best Resources
Oct 17
🚽The Toilet Thankfulness Journal
Oct 09
⚑🀜 Creating Absolute Certainty
Sep 25
🎽 Run, Sweat, Write: This Week's Adventure
Sep 19
πŸ›‘ proΒ·crasΒ·tiΒ·naΒ·tion
Sep 05
πŸ’¬ My favourite Quotes
Aug 27
πŸ€ Ironman 70.3, 30-Day Content Challenge and Braincare Routine
Aug 13
πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ Going Monk
Jul 24
πŸŽ‰ My perfect Day
Jul 03
πŸ’€ Analysis Paralysis
Apr 10
πŸ’†β€β™€οΈ Unstress Yourself πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ
Apr 03
πŸ™‚ Ultimate Guide for a Healthier and Happier Life
Mar 27
πŸŽ€ 3 Things
Mar 13
πŸ€– Getting Things Done
Mar 06
😣 Setbacks and How to Handle them
Feb 27
πŸš€ Life Advice
Feb 20
β†ͺ 9 + 1 Reflection Questions
Feb 05
πŸ‘‘ NLP, Habits & Meditation
Jan 29
πŸ’₯ Anticipation is Power
Jan 22
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Learning how to learn
Jan 15
🌜 My Productive Evening Routine
Jan 09
🍎 Seeing the apple or the whole tree
Jan 02
πŸ”ΆοΈ My 2022 Favourites
Dec 20
🀫 Scientifically Proven Learning Hacks
Dec 12
πŸ’‘ 7 Top Study Methods and How To Use Them
Dec 05
πŸ”₯ Discover my TOP 2 Most Viewed Blog Posts out of 100 published (+key takeaways)
Nov 28
😎 8 Life Lesson I'll Never Forget From The 2-Day Seminar THE ART OF DOING YOUR THING
Nov 22
🧠 How to build a SECOND BRAIN, a game-changing productivity system to help you organize your life, think more clearly, and unlock full creative potential
Nov 13
Why getting into an ice bath is comparable to any other challenge in our lives
Nov 07
⭐ What A Weekend
Oct 30
8️⃣ Life Lessons I Learned This Week
Oct 24
πŸŒ’ Houston, We Got a Problem
Oct 17
⏳ Time Management: What they don't tell you
Oct 09
β˜„ Something great is coming
Oct 02
πŸŒ„ Disconnect to Reconnect
Sep 26
πŸ•Š Dear diary ...
Sep 18
🎁 12 Favourite Problems: Richard Feynman's Framework For Discovering A Purpose In Life
Sep 11
❓ 17 Powerful Questions
Sep 04
πŸ”†Greetings from Greece
Aug 28
πŸ’― My very First Newsletter!