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.


      • I have a questiom. Should you carry the journal with you to review diring the day, or is using it morning and night sufficient?

        Richard Jones

      • I watched it all the way through….. You two are beautifully awesome…. Are you models? I love love what you’ve done…. and i’m inspired! Thank you.

        Jeanie Champagne

      • I appreciate your candid and open presentation. I had forgotten how to create hope and gratitude in my life. Your tips on the 5 Minute Journal have inspired me to transform that hopeless neutrality into energetic, healthy, positive and impassioned zest for life. Thank you.


      • Thanks UJ & Alex. I love how your make this a concise and profound exercise. I first heard about the 5 minute journal through your interview with Michael Hyatt, UJ. I have about 40+ journals I’ve written over three decades of my life! I love the simplicity of a 5 minute journal. Keep up the great work you’re doing. I may want to order in bulk for my clients in my private practice counseling. I’ll experience it first! Thanks guys.


      • I am grateful for this video! I did the journal for about a month, but gave up for several weeks. This video has definitely given me new insights to help me renergize my effort. I’ve also added a smaller journal inside so I can jot down some goals and other thoughts that don’t fit in in the books format.


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