The Benefits Of Journaling For Anxiety
What is Anxiety? According to rtor.org, “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders. They affect 18% of adults in the United States in any given year, with a lifetime prevalence of 29% of all Americans (National Institute of Mental Health). Nearly all people experience anxiety at times, such as prior to public speaking or taking an exam. An anxiety disorder is more than just a temporary feeling. It is relatively long-lasting, can get worse over time, and significantly interferes with a person’s daily activities.” This article will describe the benefits of journaling for anxiety disorders.
Journaling Enables Individuals To Detox
On a first note, journaling enables individuals to detox from the toxic thoughts and feelings he/she is having. These thoughts and feelings may be causing him/her to be stuck. Either way, journaling will enable him/her to release these thoughts and feelings and become unstuck.
Journaling Enables Individuals To Have A Visual Representation Of Their Thoughts And Feelings On A Piece Of Paper
In addition to enabling individuals to detox, journaling enables individuals to have a visual representation of their thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper. When he/she sees his/her thoughts and feelings on a sheet of paper, he/she is able to see what is going on in front of him/her. This enables these individuals to better understand what is going on and fix the developing problem and develop a solution.
Journaling Enables Individuals To Problem Solve
On a third note, journaling enables individuals to problem solve. To explain further, when you write down your thoughts and feelings on a sheet of paper, not only do you have a visual note of what is going on but you also have developed the opportunity to problem solve. By developing the opportunity to problem solve, you are that much closer to the solution and solving the problem.
To end this specific article, this article has provided readers three specific benefits for journaling for individuals with Anxiety Disorders. They include but are not limited to enabling individuals to detox, enabling individuals to have a visual representation of their thoughts and feelings on a sheet of paper, and in addition to enabling individuals to problem solve and develop a solution to their problems. Try giving these three strategies a try as solutions to lessen your anxiety on a daily basis. Perhaps you will see a difference in how you feel. Give it a try.
Walters, L. (2017). The Benefits Of Journaling For Anxiety. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 23, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/04/the-benefits-of-journaling-for-anxiety/