Today I’m going to share a strategy that I’ve picked up recently to help deal with stress: keeping a diary. I’ve been doing this for the past several months, and it apparently works! Most adults don’t keep diaries because that’s something that kids are supposed to do, but I find it helps me gain insight and feel more relaxed. The way it’s done is as follows:
-Read the previous 5 entries before you write a new one.
-Write what’s bothering you in great detail.
-Write a “solution”. This can be anything from what you’re doing to mitigate or resolve the problem, or what you’ll do to help prevent it.
Honestly, this has become my favorite way to get a good night’s sleep. I do this at least three times a day. I’m hoping this helps anyone reading this. There’s too many stressors in this day and age.