15 journal prompts to reduce anxiety

15 prompts to reduce anxiety and how journaling helps to reduce anxiety

Anxiety and worrying is altogether the different thing. It is normal to worry or to get tensed because of the consequences or results of some uncertain plan.

The actual problem arises when you are unable to deal with that emotional flow. It gets so overwhelming at times and you suddenly experience the cluster of emotions all mixed up with no outlet of spilling them.

I have experienced the pain and the state of helplessness when anxiety attacks and I know the state when no one actually understands the trouble while you run around explaining your misery.

Remember, you don’t actually have to give a list of explanations of why you feel what you feel. And at times you gotta work for your own mental health, for its well-being.

Take a charge of the things happening inside of you and accept the fact that you should not rush try to change the things that are not in your hands.

Stop clinging to others to make you feel better because no one actually can. It can be a temporary feel but for how long will you let yourself be a parasite and feed on their soil. Learn to bloom by your own. Plant yourself in the soil of nourishment and get yourself an environment where the healthy you can blossom.

Here are the points to keep in mind while dealing with anxiety:

  1. Know that the situation is temporary but the damage it will cause is permanent so calm yourself down.
  2. Give yourself the importance of being valued.
  3. This too shall pass. In this whole vast world, nothing is permanent not even your sad state.
  4. Talk to yourself and find the root cause of your anxious state.
  5. Feed your soul with the beauty of words. Read some encouraging books.
  6. Gift yourself some ME TIME.
  7. Go out in nature and enjoy the preciousness of the creator.
  8. Remember that you are not alone until you have yourself.
  9. Never underestimate the magic of SELF-LOVE.
  10. Even if for 10 mins.
  11. Track your food habits. Eat healthily and rest properly.

Writing has always helped me heal. Like every single time I break, I write about my cracks and get back up being much stronger. Click To Tweet

Here are the 5 ways writing helped me cure my anxiety.

How journal helps me to reduce anxiety

How journaling helped me reduce my anxiety?

  1. Makes one feel lighter

Getting thing out actually helps in reducing anxiety. Journaling provides an outlet to the emotional flow that occurs to overpower your sense of consciousness. You can vomit out the things that hinder your mental well-being and this eventually makes you feel light.

  1. Touches the root cause of the problem

The real problem of the cause for anxiety is not solved until you actually know about it. There are times when you are unaware of the reasons that cause you to feel anxious. Writing it down will go to the root cause of the problem which will help you to reflect upon the situation with a better perspective.

  1. Provides solutions

While writing down your problems you sometimes reach to the point where various solutions pop up. There are various journal prompts that will help you find the solutions for your problems.

  1. Calms you down

Journaling can actually divert your mind, not from the solution but from the worthless worrying about the things out of control. It helps to relax and actually figure out the things in life.

  1. Makes you take charge

The only thing I learned regarding the cure for anxiety was the idea of acceptance. The things happened may or may not be in your hand, but the state of your mind, your mental health is surely in your hand. Value yourself enough to improve it.

Here are the prompts you can use to get started. You can use a simple plain notebook to start and always head over to pleasing products.

  1. Write a love letter to yourself.
  2. Describe your happy day- it need not be perfect.
  3. Create a bucket list of the things you want to achieve this month or year.
  4. Create a vision board of your dreams ( you can make it in a book too).
  5. Write about the time when you were mentally drained. List out the reasons for your breakdown.
  6. Write about the things that cause you worry. List them out and burn the paper.
  7. Write about the last time you were happy.
  8. Write three things you are grateful today.
  9. The 5 things you love about yourself.
  10. Write about what makes you jump with joy.
  11. Describe the situation when you helped someone in difficulty. How did you do that?
  12. What are the challenges that are refraining you from achieving your dreams? How can you possibly overcome them?
  13. What are you afraid of? Write about your fears and then list your strengths.
  14. List one positive word for a week and think daily about how you can inculcate that in your day.
  15. Write about one thing you want to change in yourself to have a better version of you. Remember, it should be according to your perspective.

This list is just for the reference and to motivate you to write. But once you get accustomed to journaling, you will have your own thoughts and ideas to create a new page every day.

Nowadays, art journaling is gaining its exposure where you can collaborate paintings or drawings along with some quotes or poems.

The whole idea behind creating something is revealing the stress. Even while writing this I feel so relaxed. I am no specialist or any therapist but I have experienced a change in my life through various forms of writing.

Journaling is not only for adults. From the very beginning, even the children are inculcated with the art of journaling their day-to-day thoughts. This enhances their creative thinking and also helps the parents know their child better.

I personally suggest you grab a pen and a pretty notebook and just start with any of the above prompts.

Do share your story and experience in the comments below.

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