Five Minute Journal

How to REALLY do The Five Minute Journal

by Alex Ikonn — 1 min read

Five Minute Journal

Five Minute Journal

It’s finally here! We put together a video how to do The Five Minute Journal that explains in-depth how to get the most out of it. We cover what to do when it gets repetitive, each individual question, the power of gratitude, and so much more.

Watch it start to finish or jump around to a specific section below. Enjoy!

As a supplement and if you are not signed up already, we have a Five Minute Journal Tips email series as well that really helps you implement a lot of these tips that we’ve talked about in this video:



  • 0 - 3:00: - How did the Five Minute Journal get started
  • 3:00-4:00 - The #1 tip for sticking to the physical Five Minute Journal
  • 23:40-24:15 -The #1 tip for sticking to the Five Minute Journal App
  • 18:00-19:00 - What do you do when you don’t feel like doing the Five Minute Journal
  • 37:30-40:20 - The Power of Gratitude


    • 4:00-11:30 - Question 1 - What are you grateful for? Keeping the Five Minute Journal fresh.
    • 11:30-18:00 - Question 2 - What would make today great? Focusing on tiny great things.
    • 19:00-22:45 - Question 3 - Daily Affirmation. I am… Becoming who you want to be. 


      • 24:10-32:30 - Question 4 - 3 Amazing things that happened today… Appreciating the things throughout your day.
      • 32:30-37:20 - Question 5 - How could I have made today even better? Tiny changes to improve your life.


      What did you learn from this video? What changes are you going to make now that you’ve watched it? Let us know.

      It’s proven that if you write down what you commit to, you’re more likely to follow through on it.

      Written by: Alex Ikonn

      I am a man of ideas. I thrive in a creative environment and am passionate about people, creative thinking and education. I consider myself to be especially fortunate having the freedom to discover what drove me at such an early stage in life. Currently, I live in London, UK with my wife and business partner, Mimi Ikonn.


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      comments (5)

      Wow! This is awesome and after watching the whole video, it illuminates a lot on how to use Five-Minute Journal.

      Thanks to both of you for being so passionate about helping others see life in a positive way.

      Wan Commented On: Jan 31, 2019

      It was nice to meet you both via your video. I’m glad to see how you freely gift your ideas to people to try. You’re right! Helping others just makes everything better for all of us on this spaceship.
      Are you thinking of reaching others in non-English speaking countries?
      I’ll also look into Pomodoro now, see you later,

      Nanako Commented On: Jan 31, 2019

      I love the small tweaks to the questions you are making! Are the new journals now shipping with the changes?

      PS: I really wish I could purchase the full journal’s PDF so I could write on it using my S-Pen. I know I am an odd-ball but for me it’d be the best of both worlds.

      I still have the tactical feel of writing but it’s digital so I always have it with me.

      Anyhow thanks for the videro! I got a lot of good tips.

      David Pavel Commented On: Sep 14, 2017

      Thank you for this video, I found it very helpful and I strongly believe that being grateful can take huge happiness in my life. You are right, we usually focus on the “big thing” but life is made of small, tiny moments to remember and to celebrate.

      Simona Commented On: Sep 02, 2017

      Great video guys! I ordered my FMJ last night and this was so helpful! I’m turning forty in a few weeks and one thing I hope to do is combat my personal anxieties (which have led to depression in the past) with gratitude and a focus on what I can do for others. I’m really excited to put the journal into practice in my life!

      Becky Commented On: Jul 20, 2017

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