If you took away the therapy and the medication, I’d have to say the one exercise that helped my mental health the most, would be journaling. The act of putting pen to paper has opened up my mind in such a healthy way, allowing me to see my actual thoughts on paper instead of letting them bounce around in my head at 100 mph. This allowed me to rationalize and find peace in overwhelming moments.
Journaling comes in many forms, but in this post I’m outlining the 5 I find most helpful. I hope you’ll find one in this list that you can enjoy!
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One day, in my hometown, it started raining and didn’t stop for 40 years… at least that’s how it felt. After it let up, we were blessed with a what seemed like a single sunny day and now we’re back to “torrential downpour” status. I usually don’t mind the occasional rainy day, but after weeks of doom and gloom, I find myself feeling down.
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I recently left what I was once so proud to call my “big girl job” in order to pursue my dreams. My only regret in this is that I put my departure off for much longer than I should have, causing myself incredible amounts of unnecessary grief.
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“Cutting toxic people out of your life is not a sign of selfishness. It’s a sign of self-respect.”
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Have you ever driven somewhere only to think back on the drive over and realize you don’t know how the heck you got there? You know you were just driving, but you don’t remember any details of the trip. Everything is just a blur. Typically we refer to this as “going on autopilot” and as dangerous as it is to do when we drive, can you imagine looking back on your life and realizing you lived the whole thing in that same way?
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About a month ago a lovely young girl sent me an Instagram message with an important question: “How do I gain self confidence?”
First of all, I was honored she felt she could ask me this. Secondly, I had no idea how to respond. It took me YEARS of trial and error trying to figure that out for myself and the last thing I wanted to do was tell her some generic, “tell yourself you’re beautiful,” advice. She can find that just about anywhere on the internet.
No, my answer had to be different. It had to actually be helpful. So I dug up my old journals, did a lot of soul searching and compiled a list of things that legitimately helped me gain confidence. I hope they work for you, too.
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“Journal” is a playlist comprised of smooth, easy listening songs that nourish the soul. I find myself listening to these songs while I write, but you may find them useful for back road cruises, bubble baths or just hitting the reset button and winding down. Whatever mood you fancy them for, I hope you find joy and peace in these tunes.
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