Everyone feels gloomy or sad once in a while. That’s very normal. But there are also people who feel unhappy for a longer period of time. They no longer feel like doing anything and are not interested in what is happening around them. Other symptoms are insomnia, eating more or less food, fatigue, concentration problems and sometimes even death is thought of.
Journaling is an amazing tool for mental health, wellbeing, and productivity. The journal has been in use for thousands of years. Much of the earth’s history comes from early journal entries. This article will share +40 journal prompts for anxiety and depression.
If you have been struggling with Depression or Anxiety or you know someone who is, these journal prompts might help get you started on the path to healing your Mental health.
Journal Prompts for Depression and Anxiety
- Give three examples from your own life when you went out of your way to help others.
- Give three examples from your own life when someone went out of their way to help you.
- Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
- Who was your favorite boss? Why?
- Write a letter to your future self.
- Make 2 columns. In the 1st column, write down 5 things you fear and in the 2nd column, explain why those fears are valid.
- Talk about a time you mistook a feeling for a fact. How did it affect you?
- If you knew you would not fail, list 5 things you would do?
- If your depression was an animal, what animal would it be and why?
- What are your thoughts about the following statement: “anxiety stems from our desire to control things that we cannot.”
- If your anxiety was a fictional character, what character would it be and why?
- If you could have the same dream every night, what would you dream about and why?
- Who is your favorite fictional character and why?
- What advice would you give to your child about how to manage their anxiety?
- How would your life be better if you did not suffer from depression or anxiety?
- List 5 ways anxiety is actually beneficial to people.
- List 15 things you value about yourself, other people, or work/school.
- List 5 reasons why it’s important to protect your emotional well-being.
- Write a letter to your doctor in which you describe your symptoms and ask for his/her assistance.
- Write a letter to your therapist in which you describe 5 things about yourself that you want them to know.
- Do you prefer dogs or cats? Why?
- List 8 ways pets make your life more whole.
- If you could study any subject in college, what would it be and why?
- If you could develop one new skill overnight, what would it be and why?
- Write a letter to a childhood bully and forgive them for what they did to you (but don’t send it).
- Write a letter to your teenage self telling him/her 10 things you wish he/she knew.
- Develop a bucket list of 5 things you’d like to accomplish over the next year.
- What is the biggest life lesson you’ve learned to date? How did you learn it and how has it affected your life?
- Which emotion is most difficult for you to experience. Why?
- Discuss 5 things you did well this week.
- What do you wish your friends would say to you when you’re feeling down?
- What would it feel like to forgive yourself?
- What is your favorite hobby and why?
- List 5 ways exercise could help you with your depression/anxiety
- Describe your bedtime routine. Is it helpful or harmful for your sleep?
- What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from it?
- Write about a difficult time in your life that you have overcome.
- Describe how you want your life to look in 5 years.
- What are the three things that most scare you and why?
- What was the most beautiful compliment you ever received?
- What 15 things make you smile?
- What are your 5 favorite things to do when it’s raining?
- Write about one thing that you look forward to every day.
Journaling prompts for mental health will help manage depression and anxiety symptoms and improve your mental health, the positive benefits you will receive from this journal will help and may change your life and help to change how you think about life. You can use This journal “Writing Prompts For Depression And Anxiety Journal” to help you thrive and realize your great potential, in the present moment. You can explore your deepest emotions and identify healthy means to deal with your feelings.
Negative thoughts dominate when you are depressed. You always have a critical voice in your head and/or you keep worrying. By practicing to redirect negative thoughts, you become more aware of your negative thoughts and you can use ‘tricks’ such as saying ‘stop’ to break the worrying.
We Notice that Journaling can be a very helpful way to deal with Mental issues like anxiety and depression. it easier than trying to talk things out with someone else in person all the time.