Thursday, 15 November 2018

Benefits of writing a Journal with 34 prompts

Benefits of writing a Journal with 34 prompts

If you're feeling down, anxious, and depressed then pouring out all your thoughts and feelings to someone can be extremely challenging, especially when you believe that nobody listens to you because of your constant worrying and agonizing about everything imaginable. If this sounds familiar, then one of the most amazing ways to let all that pent up upset and anger that's simmering away continuously inside you is to record everything down in a journal. In this post, I'll be speaking about how remarkably beneficial journal writing is, and how you can get started today.

What's the difference between a diary and a journal? 

let's start by identifying the difference between the two, when we use a diary we record everything that's occurred during that specific day and can touch on anything like conversations, places you've visited, activities, people you've met, basically anything you've achieved. 

A journal is very different, its a place where you can be completely free of any judgment or criticism. It's a place to reflect on your entire life, you can feel free to let go off all those negative emotions and say exactly how you feel and look back on any past memories no matter how happy or sad, which can improve anxiety and depression immensely.

Benefits of Journalling.

Clears your mind 

Often we have days when our minds are racing, and we can become so stressed out that we end up suffering headaches due to the amount of stress we are keeping bottled up inside. Writing down everything your feeling, can help you reflect on whatever is making you feel this way and help free your mind.

Feel calmer

If you've had a heated argument with someone and walked away imagining all the different things you could have said, and it makes you feel irritated and upset that you didn't express yourself more freely, then putting all those angry thoughts down on paper can help you to calm down, and you don't have to worry about what your saying because nobody is going to read it. 

Helps anxiety

Having anxiety can make you feel incredibly lonely and its extremely hard to explain your thoughts and feelings to people because you don't want to feel embarrassed. Writing down all your anxious thoughts and emotions will help you find out what's triggering your anxiety, and can help you find a way to fight against it. 

Helps deal with Conflicts.

If you're suffering several problems at work, school, in relationships, or conflicts with family and you don't know how to resolve anything, it's good to overcome them by writing them down and reflecting on them when you need to be able to fix it.

Help you be creative.

Journalling can help you to be creative, You can decorate each page with photographs, your favorite celebrities, music lyrics, movie sayings, you can paint certain pages, fill it up with quotes, memories, anything you like to make it all about you and nobody else. 

Get to know everything about yourself

Journalling can truly help you understand everything about yourself, every emotion you've felt, every memory you wish to remember, how you feel during certain situations and how you can overcome anything you're afraid off. 

Dedicate a specific time of the day with no interruptions, grab your pen and start writing. To help you relax you can light some incense or candles stick your headphones on and listen to some calming music which can help you unwind. 

Benefits of writing a Journal with 34 prompts

34 Journalling ideas

  • 20 things that make you smile
  • List your favorite quotes
  • Write song lyrics that inspire you 
  • Your favorite movies
  • What would be the perfect holiday destination?
  • 5 things nobody knows about you 
  • If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? and why?
  • Your favorite childhood memory
  • Write about your family 
  • Write a letter to your younger self 
  • Write about the day you gave birth 
  • Describe your perfect day and who you spent it with?
  • What do you wish your friends or family would say to you when your feeling anxious?
  • Write your most embarrassing memory?
  • If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
  • Describe your most favorite place in the whole world
  • If you are starting to lose some weight write your weight loss plan
  • Write about your favorite pets
  • List all your fears
  • Write about people you have lost touch with and if you could see them know what would you say to them?
  • Write about your depression what triggered it? and how you're handling it?
  • Write a letter to your child that he or she can read in years to come
  • 5 things you're grateful for 
  • Pick some photos of yourself and write about what was happening at the time. 
  • What you do to relax?
  • Write an apology to someone that you've upset
  • Write about your school crush, what would you say to them if you could?
  • Write your bucket list.
  • Write how you pamper yourself
  • Describe your most treasured possession 
  • Write down any negative thoughts you've had throughout the day 
  • Describe your intrusive thoughts and how they made you feel 
  • Write anything you're looking forward to 
  • Describe your perfect relationship
  • Describe your favorite time of year
  • List everyone you admire
  • List all your accomplishments

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    Do you keep a journal? if so what do you like to put in there? x

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