Journaling is a great way to practice self-love, self-awareness, and definitely self-compassion.
Journaling also helps with our anxiety and those moments of overthinking. We can set a few moments to take a look inward and appreciate the little things around us. I have had clients use some journal prompts in times of anxiety to distract and get re-centered.
Journaling in detail, when you felt loved or a moment you felt grateful for using your senses; what did you see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. Reliving the experience can pull you out of moments of anxiety.
Journal and releasing your emotions helps not bottle up those feelings that can lead to more challenges (health=mental, physical, emotional). Having a personal journal is a safe space to be open and vulnerable about hard to express feelings.
The pen and paper are a sanctuary for our emotions. There is a fear of being rejected, judged, shamed, and guilted for having thoughts and feelings, never mind expressing them. The journal allows for a non-judgemental place of peace, compassion, and expression.
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