One of the ways to deal with any overwhelming emotion is to find a healthy way to express yourself. This makes a journal a helpful tool in managing your mental health. Journaling can help you:

  1. Manage anxiety
  2. Reduce stress
  3. Cope with depression

Journaling helps control your symptoms and improve your mood by:

  1. Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns
  2. Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them
  3. Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors

When you have a problem and you’re stressed, keeping a journal can help you identify what’s causing that stress or anxiety. Once you’ve identified your stressors, you can work on a plan to resolve the problems and reduce your stress.