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Journaling is a really excellent and effective way to sort through all of the feelings and emotions that you go through when you suffer from a mental disorder. I’ve done a lot of journaling on my own that has helped me get to the root of some of my anxiety triggers and depressors. I’ve even been asked by my therapist to write letters (but didn’t actually have to deliver them) to others in order to sort through my feelings.
Journaling has opened up my eyes to my own inner turmoil and helped me learn to take every day and every emotion one at a time as they come at me. I highly recommend plain old journaling for anyone suffering from a mental disorder, but I stumbled upon the coolest added bonus!
Kay Uimari from rose-minded created two really awesome, gorgeous journal guides for those suffering. So far, there is a guide for anxiety and a guide for depression, but she has plans to create more. As soon as I heard about these, I jumped on them, considering I suffer from both disorders.
Both guides give you 52 prompts to follow; one for each week of the year, but you can go at your own pace! They are short and easy, but they really get you thinking! If you choose to do one a month, great. If you choose to do one a day, even better! It’s all up to you. Plus, they’re downloadable so you have immediate access!
Each week you skip to the next topic so you’re able to take a little bit of everything in as you go. For example, in week one you’ll choose the first prompt from gratitude, and then the following week you’ll choose the first prompt from emotional intelligence and so on. By the time you get back up to gratitude in week six, you’ll be working on prompt 2.
Above is an example of a few prompts from the gratitude section in the depression journal. They’re short and simple! Your responses can be quick and to the point, or long and in-depth. All that matters is that you’re honest about your true feelings. This can open up so many doors to your illness that you couldn’t even see before.
These journals are also perfect for your daily acts of self-love. You can grab a mug of coffee or hot chocolate, put your pj’s on, and snuggle up for some “me time” while you write. And if you’re not a writer, you can even discuss each prompt with a friend.
That’s one of my favorite things about these journals! You can do all of this your own way. Each of us suffers differently, therefore, we cope differently. Find what works for you, and go with it!
If you want to give it a try, you can get each journal for only $7.99, but if you use my promo code harley15 you can get 15% your entire order!
If you have any questions or if you want to share your experience with the journal(s), leave a comment below! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
I am an affiliate of Rose-Minded, but all opinions are my own.