How Journaling is Helping My Recovery.

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In the past, my previous therapists have always suggested that I keep a journal. I’ve kept a journal on and off for about 13 years. During a bad patch last year I decided that having those journals were holding me back from becoming the person that I wanted to be, so I made the decision to burn them.

This month I decided that I would start to use the journal that my sister had bought me. Only when I fill in the pages now, I don’t use the same format that I have used previously. I just found that writing about my day and how I feel wasn’t that helpful for me.

I decided that I would pick a moment before I go to bed, maybe light a candle or two and reflect on the day. I would write down all of the positives that I could think of that happened during the day. I always find that if I have a bad day, I tend to dwell on the fact that it was a bad day and allow it to consume me.

I don’t allow myself to write those thoughts down. I try and just focus on the good things that I have happened that day!

This is really working for me right now. ๐Ÿ˜€

Do you keep a journal?

– Hannah โค

2 thoughts on “How Journaling is Helping My Recovery.

  1. Great to hear that your new approach is helping you! I tried to have a journal to get through rough days, I’ve stopped when I finished high school. But I still wanted to write, so this year I picked up writing again (it’s on my blog Tabula Rasa – tabularasa.ml) and I hope it works as well, even just as a coping mechanism or a way to do something, I think it’s a great tool!

    Good luck ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m following you from now on ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. I have a journal and I find it so useful to take thoughts that are on my mind, whether they are negative or positive and put them on paper. It helps me clear my mind and stay focused ๐Ÿ˜˜

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