Journal for five minutes every morning and evening to prioritize tasks and increase appreciation.

Tim Ferriss has found this five-minute journaling practice sets his day up for success. Each morning he lists three things he is grateful for, three things that would make the day great, and three affirmations he will use during the day. Every evening he writes about three amazing things that happened during the day and a short reflection on how he could have improved the day. He says moving the focus to what you have, rather than simply what you are pursuing, builds appreciation and helps him prioritize and execute the day's tasks.


  1. Write responses to these three prompts every morning (be specific each day).
    Three things I am grateful for are...
    These three things would make today great...
    Three affirmations I will use today: I am…

  2. Write responses to these two prompts every evening.
    Three amazing things that happened today are….
    How could I have made today better?

  3. Once a month, review your answers.
    It is great therapy.


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