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In our world of comparison, instant gratification, and perfectly curated social media feeds, gratitude and contentment have become something of a lost art. And if you aren’t intentional about cultivating a heart of thankfulness, it’s easy to get swept up in all the comparison madness too.
But that’s no way to live.
So instead of grabbing your phone and scrolling through everyone else’s highlight reel before you even get out of bed in the morning, why not pick up something that will help shape your day with the right kind of mind-set?
What to Expect in The Contentment Journal
Ramsey personality Rachel Cruze is on a mission to inspire you to have a heart of gratitude and live a life of contentment. That’s why she created The Contentment Journal as an opportunity to give you a space to reflect, learn and grow in the journey of becoming more content.
If you think this is just another blank page journal with a few generic prompts sprinkled in for good measure—think again. What makes this journal different is the active way it gets you (yes, you) to engage with it!
The Contentment Journal is divided into 30-day increments:
The first 30 days focus on gratitude—where you’ll recognize the blessings in your life.
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In a heart full of gratitude, there is no room for discontentment.
The next 30 days focus on humility—where you’ll think of others more and of yourself a little less.
Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less (often).
The last 30 days focus on contentment—where you’ll be happy for others and not want what they have.
Contentment is found in a heart at peace.
A lot can happen in 90 days if you let it. With teachings, personal stories and daily writing prompts (plus a beautiful design), Rachel will guide you day by day, week by week toward feeling more content and thankful.
But remember, this is all about your personal journey. The Contentment Journal will give you plenty of room to explore and reflect on how the themes of gratitude, humility and contentment play out in your own life.
Why does gratitude, humility and contentment matter?
The kind of thoughts we allow into our minds can impact our daily lives and our future. That’s why it’s important to remind ourselves of everything we have to be grateful for. And guess what? It’s really good for you too!
Did you know practicing gratitude can produce patience and self-control,(1) while also boosting your connection and satisfaction in your relationships?(2) There’s even evidence that grateful people sleep better!(3)
“Gratitude changes not only your outlook, but also your attitude.”
When it comes to humility, you might wonder why anyone would need to journal about that. But here’s the thing—when we’re humble and focused on those around us, our entire attitude turns a corner.
Suddenly, we can view the world with a new perspective. Things become clearer and we’re able to have a sincere heart of empathy and understanding for others, rather than simply being motivated by what’s in it for us.
And you know what all of that lays the foundation for? Contentment.
When you’re living life with a heart full of gratitude and humility, you might just notice you’re more content and happy too. Why? Because you’re grateful for what you already have and can celebrate where others are too. And once you’re living a life filled with contentment, believe us, you’ll want to stay there.
It’s time to kick comparisons to the curb.
If we’re really honest with ourselves, deep down we all want to stop playing the comparison game. After all, comparisons weigh you down. And watching other people live their lives through your phone screen can make you feel dissatisfied with your own life—for no good reason!
Don’t waste your time focusing on other peoples’ moments. Instead, write down your own so they don’t slip away. The Contentment Journal will help you shift your focus and lay that comparison game to rest. If you’re ready to put gratitude, humility and contentment into practice, then this journal is for you.
Give The Contentment Journal 90 days to work in your life. Rachel’s teachings will help you shift your whole outlook, so you can avoid the toxic comparisons and experience true, lasting contentment.