Journaling for Health: Five Techniques for WellnessWrite about how you feel about everyday events; writing about the events is fine, but be sure to include the feelings. The goal is to get the intense emotions on paper and out of your body/mind. Write about the issues that are most impacting your life today, particularly any health concerns. Make a list of everything causing you stress—which can lead to ill-health, then note what you can (or cannot) do about each item. If you can’t get an event out of your mind—like an unpleasant conversation with a co-worker—write what you wish the conversation had unfolded, in dialogue form. Create a mantra or positive affirmation, then journal ways to fulfill the affirmation.
An example of a mantra might be: “I am safe, my life is filled with peace.” Finally, re-read your journals on a consistent basis, looking for self-defeating or negative patterns. ZZZZZZ .
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