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The Benefits Of Journaling For Bipolar Disorder

Introduction

In my previous article, I described what you write down in a mood disorder journal.  In this article, I will describe the benefits of a mood disorder journal.  They include giving the patient a form of  relaxation, a source of visualization, and also enabling patients to keep track of the daily stressors in their lives.

A Form Of Relaxation

One benefit of journaling for individuals for Bipolar Disorder is it is a form of relaxation.  Individuals with Bipolar Disorder have highs and lows in their lives.  When they journal their thoughts and feelings, this enables them to diminish their highs and lows and establish and state of balance in their lives.  Consider giving journaling a try to achieve a state of balance in your life, if you are suffering from Bipolar Disorder.

A Source Of Visualization

In addition to being a form of relaxation, journaling for individuals with Bipolar Disorder is also a source of visualization.  When you write down how you are feeling and thinking on a sheet of paper, you see it in front of you.  This enables, you as the patient, to have a better idea of what is going on in your head and body.  You develop a better idea as to what is going on.  This enables you to develop a better idea of how to handle the daily triggers from Bipolar Disorder in the first place.

Enabling Patients To Keep Track Of The Daily Stressors In Their Lives

In addition to being a form of relaxation and a source of visualization, keeping track of a journal also enables patients to keep track of the daily stressors in their lives.  When you keep track of the daily stressors in your lives, you have a better idea of what causes these stressors in the first place and know how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

Conclusion

To end this specific article, this article has provided individuals with three specific benefits to using journaling to help patients with Bipolar Disorder.  They include but are not limited to being a source of relaxation, being a source of visualization, in addition to enabling patients to keep track of the daily stressors in their lives.  These three strategies are three very practical tips that can be applied to the lives of anyone who is suffering from Bipolar Disorder.  Continue giving these three strategies a try.  Go for it.

 

The Benefits Of Journaling For Bipolar Disorder


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). The Benefits Of Journaling For Bipolar Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 18, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/03/the-benefits-of-journaling-for-bipolar-disorder/

 

Last updated: 9 Apr 2017
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