Health Heroes! 🦸♀️
Have you ever experienced that feeling when you step away from journaling and return again?
It feels awkward. It’s as if your own voice feels foreign.
One thing that I really love about journaling is the self expression aspect.
“One of the ways to deal with any overwhelming emotion is to find a healthy way to express yourself. This makes a journal a helpful tool in managing your mental health. Journaling can help you:
- Manage anxiety
- Reduce stress
- Cope with depression
Journaling helps control your symptoms and improve your mood by:
- Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns
- Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them
- Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors”
So many people these days are so bottled up and not enough of us have an unbiased person to talk to about what’s alive in us at any given moment.
Oftentimes when we just need someone to listen and just be with us in our experience while we navigate what we need we are instead given advice we don’t necessarily need or want, and not to mention bad advice…
That’s where journaling can be such a powerful tool!
To get in touch and become aware of your innermost thoughts and feelings. To develop Emotional Intimacy.
Believe it or not so many people have no idea which emotions are which when they arise because they have never been given the tools or developed the awareness around understanding what is going on inside of them.
We’ve been so conditioned to always look on this outside for answers.
Are you new to journaling?
Here are some tips to keep in mind when journaling for your mental health: try to express your thoughts and emotions.
- write judgment-free and avoid censoring.
- write in a stream of consciousness.
- separate yourself from your thoughts and evaluate from an external view.
- feel your thoughts by releasing negative emotions.
I love to create a ritual around journaling. Lite a candle, burn some Palo Santo. Lather myself in some essential oils, make a cup of tea, meditate, and do some intentional breathing around bringing my energy into my heart space.
Do you have a journal already? Share your thoughts and experiences below! Share with us how journaling has helped you!
~Coach Rebecca Wolf