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​​Journaling for Mental Health – My coping skill

Journaling has long been recognised as a powerful tool for self-reflection, stress management, and personal growth. Through expressive writing, journaling can help improve mental health, enhance emotional well-being, and promote healing.

In this blog, I will share various journaling methods and provide practical tips for incorporating this therapeutic practice into your daily routine. I have been journalling since high school and began writing online in 2017 and it has always helped me to record and understand my thoughts.

Journaling Techniques for Mental Health

  • Write without editing or filtering your thoughts, allowing your ideas to flow freely onto the page. This technique encourages self-discovery and emotional release.
  • Use specific prompts or questions to guide your writing, such as “What am I feeling right now?” or “What is one positive thing that happened today?” Prompts can provide focus and structure to your journaling sessions.
  • List things you are grateful for or things that spark joy in your everyday life, which can help foster positive emotions and boost overall well-being.
  • Combine mindfulness meditation with journaling by focusing on your breath and thoughts in the present moment. This method promotes relaxation and self-awareness.
  • Write down your goals and dreams, as well as actionable steps to achieve them. This practice can enhance motivation and promote personal growth.
  • Or simply write what is bothering you. Give shape to your feelings in the form of words, describe every feeling and acknowledge your thoughts by putting them to paper.

Interested in a guided journaling experience? I offer therapeutic writing sessions designed to help you explore the benefits of expressive writing techniques and support your mental health journey. To book a session, please visit my contact page or book a slot here.

Journaling is an accessible and effective tool for enhancing mental health, emotional well-being, and personal growth. By experimenting with different expressive writing techniques and incorporating journaling into your daily routine, you can experience the transformative power of this therapeutic practice. Your journal could be a safe space for self-expression, so pick up a pen or your laptop embrace the journey and unleash your inner voice.

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