This is why I created The 28 Day Gratitude Project.
Because I want to share everything I’ve learnt about practicing gratitude over the past 10+ years, so you too can experience how powerful it can be. I want to take this powerful and popular concept and actually show you how to put it into action — in a way that works for you.
But first, I think that it’s important for me to share with you just how gratitude has a played a powerful role in my life over the past decade…
It all started with rock.
I’m thirteen and my Dad and I watch the movie ‘The Secret’ and my mind is blown. I’m especially taken with the idea of being grateful. I want to do that.
The same week, my Dad gives me my first Gratitude Rock.
Each day I put my rock in my school uniform pocket along with my favourite lip balm and locker key, and it reminds me to think of something I’m grateful for.
I think it’s fun and I like how it makes me feel better and change my perspective when I’m having a not-so-awesome day.
Little do I know how crucial this practice will become to my own happiness…
I dabble in practicing gratitude over the next few years of high school.
I’m not super devoted to it or anything — I just try to do it when I remember.
I lose my Gratitude Rock, so I get a new one.
I start writing down what I’m grateful for. It feels kind of silly at first, but I quickly realise how amazing it makes me feel.
Sometimes when I’m having a bad day I’ll stop and write down as many things as I can think of that I’m grateful for, and this always makes me feel better.
As time goes on I start to do it less…
I’ve finished high school and life feels really hard.
I’m not sure what’s going on, but all I know is this: I’m not happy.
And I pretty much abandon every personal development and life-improving thing I know, including gratitude.
For a year I don’t write down what I’m grateful for, I have no idea where my Gratitude Rock is and I don’t even intentionally think grateful thoughts.
First half of 2012:
I come back to life a little — then a lot. I start feeling better than I have in a long time.
I feel beyond happy to feel alive and I’m met with a familiar feeling that I haven’t felt in a long time: gratitude.
I rediscover my gratitude practice and this time it feels different — and more powerful than ever before.
I start spending more and more time devoting myself to being grateful. I look forward to writing down what I’m grateful for and this practice lights me up more than ever.
Second half of 2012:
I pack up my life and move 230km away from home to go university.
I know that it’s going to be challenging because it’s very outside my comfort zone, for so many reasons…
I don’t know anyone where I’m moving to. I’m going back to studying full-time. And I’m also going to be living on a lot less money than before.
Going into this, I know that I’m going to need something to support me during this time. So I decide — kind of on a whim — that I want to find something I’m grateful for every single day, no matter what.
“Let’s just see what happens” I tell myself.
And even though I don’t know it at the time… This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Nearly every single day for an entire year I’ve acknowledged something I’m grateful for.
Even when we get rejected from renting house after house and I think I might have to drop out of university because we can’t find somewhere to live.
Even when we’re driving 580km back and forth and staying in different accommodation every single week because we don’t have a house.
Even when my boyfriend is working double shifts as a chef and I’m spending more time alone than I ever have before — and for the first time in my life I truly feel lonely.
Even when I’m studying at university and I feel more stressed than I’ve ever been in my entire life.
Even when I don’t want to, even when I feel like there’s nothing to be grateful for — I find a way to find something — anything — that I’m grateful for.
This is when I experience — more than ever — how powerful gratitude can be.
It makes what I have enough — and more. It makes me feel content with my situation — no matter what it is. It brings more joy in my life. It makes me more resilient.
And it pretty much amplifies everything about my life.
Practicing gratitude became lifeline for as I navigated this challenging time in my life — and it continues to beyond that as well.
Gratitude is apart of my daily life in a way that’s so ingrained that I do it without even thinking about it.
Rarely a day goes by where I don’t intentionally practice gratitude in some way.
When I’m having an awesome day, I’m grateful.
And when I’m having a not-so-awesome day, I still turn to gratitude. No matter what happens in my day I go to sleep each night feeling content that I have something to be grateful for.
Practicing gratitude isn’t just something on my to-do list — it’s something I look forward to every day.
However, I do get a bit bored of doing the same thing every day, so I start to experiment with different methods of practicing gratitude and I let myself have fun with my practice.
When I start my blog in September 2014 I know I want to share how powerful gratitude has been in my life. So one of my very first blog posts is about my tips for creating your own gratitude practice. But there’s only so much I can include in one blog post — and there’s so much more I want to share. But how?
I want to live in a world where people know how they can use gratitude to help them get the most out of their life. I want to share how I’ve made practicing gratitude an integral part of my life and how it can be simple, easy — and even fun! I want to show people that there is so much more to gratitude than just listing what you’re grateful for every day.
This leads to me creating The 28 Day Gratitude Project — and I know that this is my most important work yet.
I run the first round of the project in October. The feedback blows my mind. There’s also suggestions for something more and a seed is planted…
I run another round of The 28 Day Gratitude Project in February. And I use this round of the project to explore how I can create something that’s even more useful and practical to help people get the most out of this project, and to help them put it into action.
I also want to create something to support people in continuing to practice gratitude long after the Project is finished.
My initial idea of creating an eBook companion for the project evolves into something more — and a 61 page digital workbook is created.
I launch this digital workbook in October. It contains all my best tips and insights that I’ve learnt about practicing gratitude over the past 10+ years all in one epic eBook.
Since the very first round of The 28 Day Gratitude Project in October 2015 I’ve guided 300+ people through experimenting with gratitude for 28 days.
I’ve experimented with the content, the order, the delivery, etc. and have come to a point where I hand-on-my-heart believe that the Project is simple enough to help you take empowered action — but potent enough for it to leave an impression on you.
Every week I’m grateful to have messages in my inbox from people who have worked through the Project and gotten something out of it. Some people tell me that it has opened their mind to all the ways you can be grateful. Some people tell me that it is has changed the way they think about practicing gratitude entirely. Others tell me that it has changed their life.
All I know is this: I’m so grateful for the way this project has been received and I’m so grateful to be the one to facilitate and guide you through experimenting with gratitude for 28 days.
If yes, I invite you to join…
This simple — but powerful project — will guide you through 28 days of gratitude, so you can find a way to add more gratitude into your life in a way that works for you.
This project is based on my experiences and learnings with gratitude of the past 10+ years and contains all my best tips, insights, methods (and more!) on how you can add more gratitude into your life in a way that’s simple, practical and easy-to-implement.
I created this project because gratitude has — and continues to — make my life infinitely better (in so many ways) and I want to show you how you can easily add more of it into your own life.
As Alice Morse Earle said:
“Every day may not be good…but there’s something good in every day”
And I created this project to show you how gratitude can help you to find the good in each and everyday.
∞ If you’ve never practiced gratitude before and you want to start adding more of it into your life — this project is a great introduction.
∞ If you’ve only dabbled with practicing gratitude and you want to devote to a more consistent practice — this project will help you expand on what you’re already doing.
∞ And if you already practice gratitude regularly, if you’re open to mixing up what you’re currently doing — this project will shake up your current gratitude practice.
∞ You will have practiced gratitude for 28 days and will be well on the way to making it a joyful habit in your life — something you actually look forward to practicing (and something you actually enjoy!).
∞ You will have discovered — and experienced — for yourself that practicing gratitude can be really simply and easy-to-do.
∞ You will have worked out the best way to remind yourself to be grateful — that will help you to remember to practice gratitude long after the project has finished.
∞ You will have experimented with the many different methods you can use to practice gratitude, because there’s so much more to practicing gratitude than just listing what you appreciate!
∞ You will have opened your mind to all the things you could possibly be grateful for, because being grateful for the same things over and over can get a little boring!
∞ And ultimately, you will have experienced how powerful living from a place of gratitude can be.
∞ The 28 Day Gratitude Project is an online program delivered via email and a digital workbook.
∞ You can sign up to the Project at anytime you like. So whenever you feel like experimenting with gratitude for 28 days you can begin the Project!
∞ Each day you’ll receive one email from me with one action to take that day. These have been designed to be simple, non-time-consuming, and easy-to-implement.
∞ Once you sign up you will instantly receive an epic 61 page digital workbook, which will be your ultimate companion to completing The 28 Day Gratitude Project, putting it into action each day and it will also guide you in practicing gratitude long after the Project has finished.
∞ To continue to support and inspire your gratitude practice after you’ve done your 28 day experiment, you will receive monthly gratitude-related insights and tips from me, plus the opportunity to join several (free) live gratitude calls throughout the year.
∞ Once you’ve sign up (by clicking one of the ‘enrol now’ buttons on this page) you will receive an email containing some important details on about the Project and how you can make the most of the 28 days.
Your investment for The 28 Day Gratitude Project = $28 AUD
The first 12 people to enrol in the new course will receive a printed gratitude manifesto in the mail from me 🙂
“A joyful life is one that’s deeply rooted in gratitude. But gratitude is so much more than just simply reciting what we’re thankful for. Gratitude isn’t just an action, its a FEELING. And Chloe’s project guides you beautifully through the steps to building a potent practice of appreciation in your life. It’s effects you will no doubt powerfully FEEL!” — Meg O’Sullivan
“I already had a gratitude practice before participating in The 28 Day Gratitude Project, however I wanted to introduce some new gratitude practices into my life. The best part of the project was the daily inspiration and the variety of activities, and now I’m having more fun with my gratitude practice.” — Rachael Kable
“You’ve probably heard of or experienced the power of gratitude before. But how often do you practice it? Chloe has created a fun way to put gratitude into practice. I have no doubt that this simple yet potent 28 day challenge will have you creating a beautiful gratitude practice that uplifts you and those around you.” — Fran Maspero
“The best part of The 28 Day Gratitude Project was all the different ways to not only practice gratitude, but to make it a regular (and loved) part of my daily routine. Since completing the project I appreciate the little things even more and make sure to give these things a little thanks as they happen.” — Erin Williams
“The 28 Day Gratitude Project is your go-to guide for starting, and sticking to a daily gratitude practice. It is full of simple and fun daily activities to help you create your own gratitude practice, or to take your current one to the next level. Each activity will leave you uplifted and aligned with the energy of abundance for the day ahead. You will be amazed at the miracles that start to occur in your life from making gratitude a daily habit, and the 28 Day Gratitude Project is your best place to start!” — Tracey Spencer
The lowdown on…
This digital workbook is an EPIC 61 page eBook. Think: Everything I’ve learnt about practicing gratitude during the past 10+ years, delivered in a simple, easy-to-implement and fun way.
I created this digital workbook to be an the ultimate companion to support you in putting The 28 Day Gratitude Project into action each day and to continue to support your gratitude practice long after you’ve finished the 28 day experiment.
Ultimately, this is the guide I wish I had when I decided I wanted to commit to being grateful every day.
∞ 28 days worth of simple, easy-to-implement gratitude actions to experiment with. There’s different methods, prompts and challenges for you to play with.
∞ Extra insights for the 28 days, including extra examples (straight from my own gratitude journal!). Plus a whole lot of templates and tips to help you take action.
∞ A 17 page printable workbook that you can use to actually do each of the activities from the Project. This happens to be my favourite part of this digital guide, because it actually helps you to take action and do the activities each day. Plus there’s also a printable checklist to help you keep track of your progress for the 28 days.
∞ A whole lot of exclusive content (and I mean A LOT!), including more prompts and ways to add gratitude into your daily life and to really make gratitude apart of your daily life. Plus rapid-fire, simple and practical solutions to common gratitude practice struggles to help you overcome what’s holding you back as you navigate practicing gratitude.
∞ An incredibly designed summary of the prompts and methods, as well as a gratitude manifesto. Plus they have been created to remind you to practice gratitude, to inspire you to keep adding gratitude into your life and to make it EASY for you to do so.
And get access to your epic 61 page digital workbook?
Sign up to The 28 Day Gratitude Project by clicking the button below.
∞ If you have a question about The 28 Day Gratitude Project you can head over here for some answers to common questions about the Project.
∞ If you want to know what others are saying about The 28 Day Gratitude Project, here’s some feedback from past participants of the Project.
Chloe is an award-nominated Certified Life Coach and writer with a background in psychology. Her mission is to help women in their 20s transcend what they think is possible for them.
She became interested in personal development from a young age: when she picked up her first personal development book when she was 12 and started practicing gratitude and meditating when she was 13. Now she supports young people in overcoming what’s holding them back, so they can take action towards what they want — and get the most out of their one infinite life.
You can find out more about Chloe over here.