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.


      • Thank you for the video. I just ordered the Five-minute journal and look forward to using it. I am already grateful (was diagnosed with leukemia July 2014 and had stem cell transplant December 2014), but think the journal will help me to remember and appreciate specific moments. Thank you!


      • I heard about this journal while reading the Miracle Morning for Network Marketers. It was slow at first, but has grown to be an integral part of my day. This video has been immensely helpful. I watched 10 minute segments throughout the week and have implemented my insights into practice.

        My biggest takeaway is varying ways that I find gratitude…. I really enjoyed my journal yesterday because I focussed on finding gratitude in the small things. I am learning that the smallest of things can be limitless sources of joy. Thank you for that!

        Question: How can we best leverage the photos in the app? What are some effective approaches? Do you choose photos that are reflective of that moment? Your goals? Dreams? Relationships? What or Who makes you happy?

        Eric Hollingsworth

      • The five minute journal is a great way to start and finish each day! The video is helpful…thanks for the tips.

        Candace Glenney

      • I watched the whole video and it was very inspirational and informative, I’m in a time of my life where I really feel like I need to bring in more positivity and I believe the journal can help me with that. I actually stopped the video in the middle to try the tip about closing my eyes and go through the day to spot the things that were amazing this day, it’s only midday and I could already find several things! So now I’m really looking forward to start using this journal.


      • I bought the five minutes journal a few months ago, and doing it each day it helped me a lot. I learned about gratitude and many other positive things. I see my day differently now and I am really happy about my purchase. Watching the entire video it helped me understand even better how to fill in those lines. I only have one request: please do an app for android and windows phone too. I know you’ve been working on it but I can’t wait to have it also on my phone (which has android). Thanks for your hard work !


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