We've compiled a best practices guide to answer any questions you have about how Friday helps you become more grateful.
What is a gratitude journal?
A gratitude journal is a structured, regular way of reflecting on the good things that have happened in your life. This helps you rewire your brain to focus on the good aspects of your life, which can help you become more happier and more productive.
What are the benefits of gratitude journaling?
The practice of gratitude journaling has been shown to boost happiness and decrease symptoms of depression. If you'd like to learn more, we recommend checking out this study, counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life.
How frequently should I do this?
We typically see three cadences of gratitude journaling:
Friday can support any routine or cadence you'd like. We automate reminders and notifications, so you are more likely to build the habit!
Can I customize the gratitude journal in Friday?
Absolutely. Friday is completely customizable. You can customize timing, reminders, prompts (questions), and more.
Unlike other gratitude journals, the ability to customize prompts and other aspects means you are more likely to build the habit!
Who can see the responses?
It's up to you! Clearly, we recommend a gratitude journal be private, but you could do this habit with a spouse or partner too.
How much does this cost?
Friday is free to try for individuals. We have features for teams and businesses, which is how we make money.
It looks like Friday is a tool for work
Correct. We offer a team and business plan for your status updates, daily standups, and other work cadences. The same principles of gratitude journaling apply to improving communication at work.
Automate gratitude journaling
Stop trying to remember to write in a physical journal. We help you automate the habit online, so you are more likely to do it.
Friday automates prompts and reminders, so you are more likely to build a habit of gratitude.
Easily track results over time. Our stats will help you figure out if things are moving in the right direction.
Every part of Friday is customizable. Pick and choose prompts, reminders, scheduling, and more.
"Friday gives everyone the opportunity to reflect on the help of their teammates and to give thanks."
Vice President, Doran Scales
More than daily gratitude
Friday is a tool for you, but can also be a tool for your team and make work better. Browse more templates.
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