September 30 Day Challenge: Day 5
I have always been someone who enjoyed writing in a journal, but I know it can be a struggle for some. Like, what do you even mm write about? Anxiety and depression have pretty much always been a part of my life, and I find that just sitting down to put all my anxious thoughts on paper helps me unload and cope with whatever I may be feeling. Something tells me that a lot of people who may not have had anxiety or depression before the pandemic may have noticed a change in their mental health, and might not know what they can do to cope.
There are no rules in journaling. You can write as little or as much as you feel in the moment. Just allow yourself that time and freedom to put down on paper your thoughts. There's no one around to judge you. Just be kind to yourself.
I usually just write freestyle, but I wanted to give you guys some ideas in case you hit "journal block".
3 things you've learned about yourself this year
5 things you love about yourself
How you've coped during this Pandemic
What achievement are you most proud of?
What is something you need to forgive yourself for?
If you could change something right now about your daily routine, what would it be?
I'm going to be super vulnerable and share with you guys my journal post for today! I love lists, so I just wrote it out in a list- form.
3 Things I've learned about myself this year
I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I could be. I had a baby (a c-section, too) at the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. I was scared of having major surgery, but I put my big girl panties on and we got baby out safely, and I have never loved anything so much at first sight, he was perfect.
I learned as soon as I had my little babe that I have so much more love to give than I ever thought possible. He has really saved me in so many ways.
I'm still learning how to cope with daily anxiety. It is something that I will probably always be learning how to manage. Although I can't just wave a magic wand and make it disappear, I am learning that I can do things to help lighten the load on myself. Part of the reason I wanted to start this blog was to give myself something that I could set positive goals towards.
There ya have it! Starting to journal if you've never done it before can seem silly or intimidating, but just let it come to you and know it is your free space to put down your thoughts! Find a cute one like I did on Amazon, and get some pretty colored pens to make it more fun!
The Unemployed Hairstylist