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When You Don’t Have A Therapist!

Updated: Apr 29, 2020

I love to journal.  Writing has always been a passion of mine and something I’ve enjoyed doing—dating back to my purple sequins covered diary in the third grade,  it’s been a way to dream, process my feelings and decompress.  I used to journal every morning for many years. This past year, with writing my book and creating more written content, I got out of the habit of writing for myself.   Since quarantine, I have picked it back up and journal every single day, sometimes multiple times a day.  It has been incredibly therapeutic for me. I’ve spent time writing out new dreams and documented moments of gratitude. It has helped me become more self-aware of my triggers, my fears and recognize negative thoughts and behaviors. It has been one way to create order and rhythm— a safe place to let down my guards and get healing for my anxious heart. Whether you’re a writer or not, I encourage you to do this too.  Here are some tips to get you started:   1. Set aside time to write. It doesn’t haven’t to be long.  2. Keep it simple. It doesn’t have to be perfect.  3. Make it enjoyable. It doesn’t have to be a new task but a special time of self-care. 

Journal Prompts if you feel stuck....

1. What are you learning right now? 2. What is bringing you joy? 3. What is something you’ve never had the courage to do, but want to do?

4. What thoughts are taking up the most space in your mind? 5. What is your most audacious prayer? 6. What challenges are you facing right now? 7. What makes you feel confident?

8. What makes you feel insecure?

9. What is one scripture that is speaking to you most?

10. What is one thing you love about yourself?

My prayer is that as you begin to write down your thoughts, your hopes and your fears, you will begin to experience peace, see areas you’re thriving in and what areas need greater surrender

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