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:
- 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.
- Make it your journal – decorate it, buy a ready-made journal, create one.
- 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.
- Be as honest about your feelings and thoughts as you can.
- 1. Journal
- 2. Talking
- 3. Lifestyle
- 4. Working it out
- 5. 15 Minutes a day
- 6. Relaxing
- 7. Mantras
- 8. Accepting or fighting?
- 9. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- 10. What’s your thinking?
- 11. Thinking record
- 12. Check in with yourself and others
- 13. Who to see and what type of therapy to have
- 14. Helpful contacts