One anxious thought often leads to another, and then another, until the person is surrounded by these thoughts. It becomes difficult to revert to a worry-free state of mind once these anxious thoughts take over. In moments like this, journaling can help reduce anxiety. Studies have shown that writing about how a person feels has the potential to ease anxiety in people who have suffered from traumatic event.
Here are some journaling prompts for you :
- Think back to a moment in your life when you failed and write about what you have learned from this experience.
- Write about three greatest lessons you have been given by your anxiety.
- Think of someone who has caused you pain. Write a letter to this person explaining that you forgive them. You can give this letter to them or just do it as an exercise for yourself.
- Make a list of 10 things that always make you smile.
- On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best) what would you say your anxiety is right now.
- Make a list of things that you like and don’t like about your body.
- Write down your most recurring negative thoughts and the reasons why they keep repeating.