It is important to do something each month to support mental health. There are lots of things you can do to take care of your mental health. This month’s activity is journaling!
Grab your Mental Health Planner and Let’s start journaling!
How to Journal
You may just want to have a place to write. Perhaps it is a daily run down of your thoughts and feelings. Maybe you are working through something and want to write down your progress and the thoughts you have. The great thing is, it is up to you! Each day or entry might be different.
Can’t think of what to write? Try using prompts. These are to get you thinking and may inspire completely different entries!
- Write your worries. Make a list of things that worry you. How can you change them?
- 20 Things that make you smile. This is a great prompt for a difficult day.
- Write about something you have overcome. On a day when you feel down and discouraged, remember a time you overcame a hard time.
- What would your life be like if you didn’t have anxiety, depression, OCD, …… What would be different?
- 5 things you are really good at. Ever had a day when you can’t do anything right?
- 5 things you would do if you weren’t afraid. This might become your bucket list.
- Write about a favorite memory. Memories are so important. Write down the important ones. Relive that moment.
- What 3 things went well this week. Great way to reflect and see the good in even the worst week.
- Write a letter to your biggest supporter. This could be a spouse, best friend, parent, teacher. Give it to them, or keep it to your self.
- What top 3 things have you learned from having ADHD/Anxiety/Depression/…….. This allows you to be insightful about your diagnosis.
Enjoy the experience of journaling. You aren’t writing for a grade or for anyone else to read and critique. This is purely for you to express yourself about anything on your mind. Relax and let the ideas and thoughts flow!