From the pages of the May/June 2018 Issue of Cherished Magazine. Enjoy!
Have you ever heard of bullet journaling? They are used as a way to jot down your to-do lists, wish lists, calendars and help with finances. They can do more! They can actually improve your mental and emotional state.
Look at these different emotional benefits you can gain from having a bullet journal.
First of all, you can get a lot of relief from your stress when you have a bullet journal. This includes relieving different types of stress, such as work stress, financial stress, emotional stress, or even relationship stress. By having all of your schedules and appointments in one place, you aren’t constantly worried that you are going to miss something. When you have a way to better plan for the future and track your expenses, it helps with financial and work stress you are struggling with.
If your stress can’t yet be identified, then looking through your diary entries and mood changes can let you know what the biggest issues are for you.
Help With Anxiety
If you struggle with any form of anxiety, whether it is constant worry, generalized anxiety disorder, or severe panic attacks, you know that it can come on suddenly and without warning. However, it is possible that there are certain events or situations that are leading to the anxiety and that it isn’t always quite as random as you thought.
By having the bullet journal and recording your moods and daily lifestyle, you can actually pinpoint what tends to cause the panic attacks. It might be when you have work stress or when you are around a particular person who seems to draw out the anxiety in you. It can also be due to certain foods or drinking a lot of alcohol or caffeine. Keep track to help you figure things out.
Finding Your Depression Triggers
Depression is also something that may happen at any time, but can also be triggered by someone or something. Some people have situational depression, where there is something that usually occurs to cause all of those depressive moods and feelings. This is another thing you can determine by recording as much of your life as possible in a bullet journal.
These are just a few ways you can use a bullet journal to record any emotions or feelings that you find necessary. Creatively writing in a private journal can be useful. Just look back on it often to see if there are any patterns. Happy Journaling!!