By Kayla White, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Northern Virginia
Journaling allows people to clarify their thoughts and feelings, thereby gaining valuable self-knowledge. It’s also a good problem-solving tool; oftentimes, one can hash out a problem and come up with solutions more easily on paper.
Here are some of the studied positive impacts of journaling:
- Journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and other health conditions.
- It improves cognitive functioning.
- It can strengthen immune system response.
- It can counteract many of the negative effects of stress.
Below are some of my favorite journaling prompts to use at the beginning of each day!
- Three things I am thankful for…
- Three feelings I want to experience today…
- Three people I want to show love to today…
- Three things I want to get done today…
These prompts put YOU in control of your day and give you a vision for how you want your day to go!
About Kayla White:
Kayla is a graduate from the University of Virginia, with a B.S. degree in Psychology, and a recent graduate from Marymount University with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Many individuals, children and adults, struggle with depression, anxiety, adjusting to change, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, or glean insight into personality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! Kayla’s expertise is working with children/adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults managing issues of: loneliness, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, eating disorders, trauma, loss & grief, relationship issues, substance use issues and family conflict. To learn more about Kayla, visit HERE.