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By now, you probably know how much I love to use my bullet journal. It has been a wonderful help in keeping me
Writing has also been a sort of therapy for me when it comes to my anxiety and depression. If I take some time to slow down and spend a little time writing out my thoughts, my mood really improves.
I have decided to create a special section in my bujo binder and want to use some journal prompts to help me to work through those moments when my brain starts acting up.
So, I came up with a list of 20 journal prompts for anxiety and depression. Some are lists that I will be able to refer to when I need some extra help finding the positive. Others are writing exercises to help reframe the negative thinking and to help find a more happy perspective.
20 JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
- List 20 things that make you smile.
- Write about what you love about life.
- When things seem tough, I want to remember _________
- What is something that you have overcome?
- Write about some of the kindest things that you can do for yourself when you are in pain (physical and/or emotional).
- Write about your victories this week.
- What do you think your life would be like if you didn’t have anxiety or depression?
- What positive changes have you made or experienced in the past year?
- Write the words that you need to hear.
- What does your best day look like?
- What would you like to be remembered for?
- Write about one thing that you look forward to every day.
- Build a list of 15 songs that can help change your mood.
- Write about five of your best talents.
- List three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid.
- What are five things that help you feel better when things are difficult?
- Write about ten things that you are thankful for.
- What is your favorite memory?
- Choose one thing that triggers anxiety or depression, and then write about a few ways that you can combat this trigger.
- Write about something that you forgive yourself for.
If you feel these prompts might be helpful to you and want to join in on the writing, here is a printable list of these prompts, so that you can keep it handy in your own journals.