How journalling can help you in hard times - Benefits of Journalling & Recording your Thoughts

Journaling is a powerful tool for self-expression and self-discovery, and it can be especially helpful for those who feel shy or insecure about sharing their thoughts and feelings with others.

Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, SAD, or anything related, keeping a journal can provide a safe and private outlet for your thoughts and emotions. It is also a great avenue for exploring thoughts you may not (yet) be comfortable sharing with people around you.


A private outlet for deep thoughts

Many people feel too shy or insecure to talk to their friends and family about their problems, or to seek help from a therapist. They may worry about being judged, misunderstood, or rejected.

However, with a journal, you don't have to worry about anyone’s judgement, as it is both private and you can take your time to think about what you want to say before you write it down.

Journaling can also be a helpful way to process emotions about certain situations. You may find that as you write, you begin to understand and gain insight into the situation, and hopefully, as time goes on, insight into yourself.


As a record of your thoughts/feelings/experiences

Journalling can be used to identify patterns in your thoughts and behaviour that you hadn't noticed before.

As journalling is a written record of your thoughts, feelings, and reflections from a long timespan, it doesn’t rely on your memory to make connections. Relying on your memory of events can be difficult, especially if you have a tendency to catastrophize events and reactions.

Journalling can be beneficial in this sense, as it allows you to approach situations or feelings with a more rounded and accurate understanding of the events or yourself.

As a self-care tool

Journaling can be a form of self-care, and can help you relax, unwind, and de-stress after a long day. It can also serve as a source of inspiration and motivation.

You can use it to set goals and track your progress towards achieving them, and to remind yourself of your strengths and accomplishments.

A flexible task that can be completed anywhere

Journaling is a very personal and flexible activity, you can make it your own.

Some people prefer to write in a traditional paper journal, while others prefer to use a computer/phone.

Some people write every day, while others write only when they feel the need to.

Whatever your preference, it's important to find a journaling method that works for you.

If you're feeling shy or insecure about talking to others about your problems, consider giving journaling a try.

It can be a safe, private, and powerful way to express yourself and gain insight into your thoughts and emotions.

And remember, you can use journaling as a complement to talking to therapist or your loved ones, not a replacement, it's not a replacement for professional help, but it can be a great tool to support your mental health journey.


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