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Holy smokes, I don’t know about you but my anxiety has been through the roof lately! I feel like the mom in Pride and Prejudice, with “tremblings, such flutterings all over me– such spasms in my side and pains in my head, and such beatings at heart, that I can get no rest by night nor by day.”
To help myself combat it all, I’ve been exercising and doing yoga, going for walks outside, trying to get enough sleep, doing my best to not eat my feelings, and processing my thoughts by writing in my journal.
I’ve been an off and on journal writer over the years. My writing goes in spurts, and that’s ok. At least I wrote when I felt the need to. With all that has been going on during this pandemic and my daughter’s diagnosis, it feels like an important time to pull out the journal. If anything, just for my own mental clarity. Writing seems to help me work through the tangled mess that sometimes is my insides.
Perhaps that sounds odd, but there are several proven benefits of journal writing. Yep, it really is good for you.
With that in mind, I put together a list of journal prompts to help myself in processing my feelings, frustrations, and anxieties involving these unique times. I thought I’d share here in case writing helps you too. Don’t feel like you need to work through the whole list. The questions are just meant to prompt thoughts and get your pen moving. Answer 1, or 10, or all of these journal prompts over the course of the next few weeks. Whatever helps you find some clarity and peace.
I love this thought from writer Morgan Harper Nichols, “Perhaps, even here, I am growing. When the days are long and I do not feel as strong and when the hours go by slower than they ever have before, and sun is shining and I am lost indoors, perhaps even here, I am growing. Learning to be at peace in what does not make sense to me. Perhaps, even here I am growing.”
I hope these journal prompts help you process what you’re experiencing. Wishing you love, safety, and light in the coming days and weeks, my friend. And growth… so much growth.
May we come out of this better than before.