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Journaling



Journaling is not just your basic “Dear Diary” entry. It doesn’t have to be something that is deep and meaningful. It can be whatever you want it to be. It isn’t something that you have to do every day or all the time. This is just for yourself, your thoughts, and questions anything you want. Don’t force yourself to do it, this is something you should enjoy and want to do.


To start

A journal – physical, digital, or a guided journal will help if you don’t know what to write about.

A writing utensil

Set aside time to do it

Do it in a safe place

Do it for about 20 minutes if you want to try to make it a daily habit.

If you don’t want a guided journal, you can always look up journaling prompts and print them out or write them down that way when you get stuck you can use one of them.

Keep it on you so you can write when you need to.

Just start


What to write in a journal?

Write down your memories

Morning pages

Your problems

Prayers

Your desires

Your dreams

Hobbies you learned or want to learn.

Journal for your future self.

Letters to yourself or other people.

Track things

Gratitude

Self-reflection

Relationships

Write down quotes

Brain dumps

Ideas

Goals

Write about your anxiety.

Write about what stresses you out.

Write about your depression.

Write about your spiritual journey.

Questions you have about anything.


What do I gain from journaling?

Journaling can help you discover things about yourself that you didn’t know. It can help with your mental health. It can help discover why you are depressed or what triggers your depression and your anxiety. It can help you clear your mind, map out your future and help you figure out what you want in life and from yourself.

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