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Therapy Journaling

Yes, exactly what you think after reading the title. Therapy journaling is expressive writing of thoughts and emotions. It is way more different from traditional diary writing in terms of what we write in it and how it’s going to benefit us. By writing down our thoughts we can learn to look at every events/problem from a different perspective that will eventually help us to prioritize and organize those thoughts,

And it is also one of the coping tools that can be used if you struggle with stress, anxiety, or depression as it helps us in regulating our emotions.

Some points to remember when you start a therapy journal are,

  • Therapy journaling is not for everyone, some people are good at writing down their emotions whereas, some others are good at expressing it verbally, so if you feel this is not your cup of tea, then you don’t have to do it.

  • You don’t have to write it every day. There is no such pressure, just write it when you need clarity or when you feel distressed

  • It normal to feel sad when you do expressive writing, it might last for few minutes after writing it down, but if it evokes a strong feeling that you cannot cope up with then it’s time to stop and seek professional help cause remember therapy journaling is not a substitute for therapy, it is just one of the coping tools.

And for those of you, who are already been writing therapy journals for a quiet while now, I think it’s time for you to look back at your progress and give yourself a BIG HUG, cause you are doing a great job!

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