How I Journal to Stop Feeling Anxious or Depressed
Most of the time, when I journal, I choose to do it on paper. I love the ease and speed with which my thoughts flow from hand through pen to the page. And yet sometimes it doesn’t feel practical for whatever reason.
In those times, I turn to the Notes app on my phone or writer(.)bighugelabs(.)com.
This happened Friday night (actually something like 2 or 3 a.m. Saturday morning), when part of me did not want to sleep while the other part said I should be asleep. I realized I was feeling anxious and decided to check in.
What thoughts were making me anxious? I wrote them out.
Here are screenshots of my journaling on my phone.
I asked myself if these thoughts are true. (Of course any thought that makes you feel bad ISN’T.)
Then I asked myself: what do I now choose to know and believe? I wrote out the new story.
In doing all of this, I experience great relief from the anxiety I’d been dealing with before I journaled.