Dear Gratitude Adventurer
How’s your gratitude journey coming along? Have you started using your gratitude journal? Or are you mulling over how to start?
At any point in your gratitude journey, if you feel stuck or want to share your feelings and thoughts, please feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com. Or you could message us on our Facebook page.
We want to help you feel and stay positive because we genuinely believe that if we do that, we will also feel and stay positive too. Let’s say that we are destined to be positivity penpals?
Ditch Those Bulky Gratitude Rocks
We have read somewhere that there are people who stuff bulky gratitude rocks in their pockets to remind themselves to give gratitude daily. We have tried this technique without much success as we didn’t fancy walking around with heavy rocks in our pockets.
We also tried stuffing the rocks into our bags but this didn’t work very well either as we forgot about using the rocks as reminders for our gratitude sessions.
We have tried many different techniques of practicing gratitude, which we will share with you in the upcoming weeks.
However, today, we would like to share with you our favorite way of practicing gratitude, which is to keep a gratitude journal. To us, this is one of the most sustainable and affordable ways of giving gratitude daily.
Why You Need To Develop A Daily Routine For Positivity
Let us give you a quick history of Ashley Yeo in case you haven’t read the terribly (sorry) long home page on our website AshleyYeo.com or our welcome email (packed with gratitude gifts)(scroll down the page to sign up).
Before adopting the positive personal brand Ashley Yeo, our founder I-Ping Yeo was a stressed homemaker trying to build a business on the side or more accurately trying to rebuild one since she shut down her website development and optimization agency for small business owners.
Before her short stint doing website stuff for small business owners, I-Ping was a severely stressed lawyer for seven years. And before her start as a stressed lawyer, she was a stressed student for most of her life.
Finally, I-Ping had enough of her pounding headaches, depression bouts, and feeling physically and mentally drained all the time.
She started exercising again, having forgotten about her welfare and fitness ever since she gave birth and became her child’s primary caregiver, which was sadly also her pathetic excuse for not participating in anything else.
She started walking every weekday. Initially, it was difficult to form a walking routine and keep at it every day. Often, she would ponder if she should stop walking and work on her business instead. Thankfully, she decided to persevere.
To stick to her walking routine, she adopted the mindset of “do first, think later” and would always put on her exercise clothes at the same time every single weekday. She would then step out of the house at about the same time every day and start walking.
Sometimes, it was a brisk walk; other times, it was a slow run. No matter how fast or slow she walked, she never lost the momentum of doing it every weekday. And very soon, it became a routine and a habit. She had to get out of the house every weekday to walk.
As soon as exercise became a part of her new lifestyle, she found it easier to declutter her mind and attend to her business building act. Slowly but surely, she started to pump out one positivity product after another on a habitual basis and started her quest to build Ashley Yeo from the ground up.
Ashley Yeo is a pen name as I-Ping Yeo was initially shy to use her name. And since she started using her pen name, she decided to stick with it. It was a real pain to rebuild her website at IpingYeo.com, so she just stuck to AshleyYeo.com.
After working so hard for so long with few results to show for her hard work, she decided she was going to work less by working a whole lot smarter. She wanted to be a smart “slacker” so she ditched her to-do list and started developing a daily ritual at building her business in small methodical steps.
And with her new business building discipline of a few small business building steps per day, she has seen her products grow in number, and her sales increase slowly but steadily.
Eventually, her hard work paid off, and her gratitude journal became a number one new release on one of Amazon’s Top 100 lists and a Top 100 best seller on a couple of Amazon’s Top 100 lists. Check it out here.
To all those who tell her that she’s crazy for wanting to build a notebook empire, she replies with a “but I am happy”. And if one can build a business on happiness, that would be a bliss, she thinks.
She doesn’t know if it’s possible but based on her gut instinct and her desire to be passionate about what she does and to help people feel positive; she has decided to base her business around spreading viral cheer and positivity through paper therapy and heartfelt words.
Fix Your Problems By Journaling
Hi, I am I-Ping Yeo and I am thankful that you bought my journal or have thought about buying my journal (in itself something I am thankful for) and grateful that you found me online.
I started blogging thinking that I would become a millionaire blogger and for the next eight years, I got distracted by a million money-making ideas that would yield me nothing but heartache.
Finally, I returned to square one and my passion for content creation, writing, product creation and product design. And that’s when I started to see some success in what I was trying to do. It just goes to show that one needs passion to fuel business, at least that’s what I humbly think.
Although I was not confident of my writing, I decided what the heck I wanted to write and share about stuff that will inject positivity into your life; hence I created Ashley Yeo.
I have always enjoyed writing and it comes pretty naturally to me. After I found that I was getting stuck a lot in life and my business building attempts, I decided to turn to writing and journaling to solve my problems.
After I started writing down on paper all the issues that I was stuck with and started journaling about my issues, I found that I was no longer getting stuck.
Instead, I was finding it easier to resolve the problems I had by simply writing them on paper and thinking it through again on paper by writing down the solutions on paper.
After experiencing such great success with journaling, I decided that I wanted to share its benefits with as many people as possible. If you want to learn more about journaling, take my free course on my site here.
I am not a doctor so I cannot tell you that journaling will work for you. But this is what journaling has done for me:
- I no longer feel so stressed since I started writing down my problems on paper and solving them on paper.
- I feel happier when I give thanks every day in a gratitude journal. Gratitude journaling is simply using the art of journaling in your gratitude giving sessions to help you give gratitude more easily.
- I feel motivated about my life as I start to surround myself with pretty journals that I have created for myself.
- Overall, my mood has improved tremendously.
- My family also has it better since my mood is better!
I hope that you will enjoy my free journaling course. If you have any questions at all on journaling, please feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you could message me on my Facebook page.
In my next gratitude blog post, I will be sharing with you how you could start giving gratitude by eating a Yummy Gratitude Yogurt for rainbow days, light-hearted steps and bright smiles.
May we thrive with joy and happiness as we release our gratitude to the world!
Ashley Yeo conjures seriously juicy journals, notebooks, planners, printables and paper stuff out of love, peaches and cream to help GIRL EXPLORERS feel POSITIVE and HAPPY via paper therapy. We do this by helping GIRL EXPLORERS harness their GIRL POWERS and discover POSITIVITY through discovering their PASSIONS and staying focused on their PASSIONS through streamlining their life flow and workflow for greater PRODUCTIVITY.
P/S: This is the gratitude journal I use daily for giving thanks.