Keeping a journal is a way of getting the thoughts and feelings you have out and onto paper or a screen. Sometimes things that are worrying you go around and around in your head and you just need to get them out and give your brain some space. A journal is good for achieving this. If you write things down, you are helping to get them out of your system so they don’t fester and grow larger than they need to be.

Keep in mind:

  1. It is your journal. You want to feel safe and comfortable enough to write your true feelings so keep your journal private unless YOU choose to share it.
  2. Make it your journal – decorate it, buy a ready-made journal, create one.
  3. Write in your journal when you need to. If that is every day, a few times a week, once a month it is up to you. There are no rules about how often you should write, just when you need to get your worries and anxieties out of your head.
  4. Be as honest about your feelings and thoughts as you can.
Created on 19/08/2013 | Updated on 10/12/2015
References for this page
  • Another reference
  • A very exciting reference goes in here.
  • v

Not sure? Use our quick self assessment tool to check.

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes is Australia’s leading and most trusted women’s health organisation. We believe in physical and emotional health and wellbeing in all its dimensions for all women in Australia throughout their lives.

We offer a range of free resources and easy to understand information on women’s health and wellbeing. Appointments at our specialist women’s health clinics can be made in person (East Melbourne and Clayton, VIC) or across Australia via our Telehealth consultation service.

Stay in touch

Keep up to date about your health and sign up to our monthly emails.

Follow us