"The Purpose of Journaling in Anxiety
Part of facing a life with anxiety, is finding coping techniques to help make your life easier and your disorder more manageable. That typically isn"t a singular option, and those with anxiety tend to find a myriad of methods to use in their daily life to alleviate their symptoms. Journaling is one of those methods. It"s important to keep in mind that journaling does not serve as a substitute for professional medical help but should rather be looked at as a supplemental treatment method. Journaling looks different for different people and of course the type of journaling varies greatly but the principles of journaling remain consistent.
There are several ways that journaling can help support your mind and body through struggles with anxiety. It may seem like a small or insignificant solution, but it carries with it a heavy impact. So much of managing high levels of anxiety is learning how to cope with the high stress and constant alarm of the symptoms. Whether that coping method be exercise or meditation, a person with anxiety establishes a special set of tools that help them cope with their constant anxiety symptoms. When someone chooses to journal for anxiety, there are many ways their mental health can benefit but there are also many ways to choose to journal.
Many people assume that journaling can only mean one thing; sitting down and spilling your deepest thoughts, feelings and even your biggest secrets. But in actuality, journaling can be extremely intentional and constructive. And with the act of journaling becoming as so emphasized as it has recently as a means of aiding in mental health, the structure and methods behind have developed."