How Your Daily Journal Writing Can Help Reduce Stress
There are several ways that journaling can reduce the stress
in your life. By writing your emotions and your feelings about
things, you become more aware of yourself and how you respond
to your environment. You are then better able to handle situations.
You are more likely to stop and think about the problem and
try to resolve it rather than be overwhelmed by it.
Some ways this can be shown is by answering the questions
below in your journal. Answer them honestly and sincerely;
no one else will be reading them. You can write as much or
as little as you feel necessary to express your thoughts.
"I get angry when..." "A time that stress caused me to overact
was..." "I could have handled the situation better by..."
"I feel out of control when..."
These are just a few of many questions that can help you live
a less stressed life. By discovering the answers to these
questions, you can help avoid situations that cause stress.
When you are in a potential stressful situation, you can learn
to control your feelings. You can get to know yourself better,
which will make you a happier person. Also, after time of
journaling, you will feel comfortable writing out your feelings
about more and more things. You will learn to write down your
feelings on direct issues in your life.
You can practice more in your journal now by answering the
"Journaling makes me feel..." "Stress is affecting my life
right now by..." "How can some positive stress be useful?"
"My balance of stress is uneven right now because..." "I know
I am stressed when..."
Ask yourself these same questions as you move through the
course and in the weeks and months to come as you continue
journaling. See how your answers may change as you learn to
manage your stress better.
Daniel J Lesser is the creator of StressFreeClub.com.
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