Wellness Tool #10: Journaling
I use journaling as my way to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions which I may not want to verbally speak about. When things in my life were good, bad or in between journaling helps me process my thoughts and reflex more on the situations at a later time. I also enjoy going back in time through the pages of my journal and see how I have grown or changed in a week, month, or year and reflect on these changes within myself. Outside of personal reflection however, I really like showing other people how to journal and see how each person does this activity completely different than myself.
Patricia is the Lead CPSS at the RI International Outpatient Clinic in New Bern, North Carolina. When asked to be a part of the mental health squad, she was delighted. Her motto is “Be proactive about one’s mental health. Caring for your mental health is just as important as one’s physical health. So let mental health care be intentional.”