Did you know that keeping a journal is a great tool for relieving anxiety and stress? According to Verywellmind.com, “Journaling can relieve stress by helping you work through your anxious feelings.”
By journaling, you can minimize thoughts that may have you anxious. Writing down what is causing you to stress may help you shift feelings of fear and hopelessness to empowerment and solution orientated thoughts.
Some tips on how to get started are:
- Start journaling for five to 15 minutes – Too much time shouldn’t be spent on your journaling. Write about what is concerning you most.
- If an event is currently causing difficulty write it down in detail. If it is not a current issue, but something that has been plaguing you, focus on writing that you worry about the “what could possibly happen” factor.
- Write how these feelings affect you in your daily life
- Once your thoughts are arranged, you can write about what positive measures you can implement to help relive how you are feeling (i.e. meditation, exercise, support groups)
The hardest part about journaling is getting started. Many people think that they don’t have the time to journal, but if you have the time to fret, you have the time to put pencil to paper and work on feeling better!
For more tips on how to benefit from journaling visit – www.verywellmind.com
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