How Journaling Can Help Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Think about journaling as a different way of expressing your emotions. We spend so much time on screens in an increasingly digital world, that sometimes it just feels so right putting you feelings on paper. “Journaling helps you gain a better understanding and improve regulation of your emotions,” explains Dr. Tiffany N. Brown, a licensed clinical psychologist. “Without words, feelings can feel chaotic and unorganized, but when you journal, it organizes your feelings and experiences, which makes them more manageable.”
Brown thinks of writing your feelings down as an essential way to analyze your experience, starting out with questions that might feel really intuitive, such as: “How am I feeling? Why am I feeling this way? What really triggered this feeling?”
Likewise, journaling can also release tensions, improve your mood, heal your emotions and stimulate your mind, which increases a feeling of empowerment for doing everything from setting new goals and trying new things…
3 Pillars of Resilience
The year 2020 will go down as one of the most challenging in modern history. The grievous pain over losing loved ones to Covid-19 is immeasurable. But this disease has also wrought fear in its wake, as many have wrestled with worries about their health, safety, financial stability, and an uncertain future. The ongoing isolation has been particularly difficult.
If past is prologue, we will survive this crisis as we have other collective traumas. But looking backwards also tells us that after a mass crisis, such as 9/11 or a natural disaster, that as we emerge from the pandemic we can expect that many will experience an increase in various psychological conditions, including anxiety, stress, substance abuse, depression, and PTSD…