The Self Report is a series of posts on Reena’s Edit for mental health and wellness. These may include the newest research, previous or current experiences, and methods of care by Reena or featured guests. Some subjects we will cover are body love, the importance of self care, daily rituals for mental health, recommended products or services, self valuation, and creating your future.
The Prayer Journal:
Take any notebook, and write down your worries (about yourself, friends, or family members), situations you’re going through, and (literally!) anything going through your mind. A journal gives you a private space to pour out all your feelings, cries, and thoughts. The difference between a prayer journal and a diary is here you pray (or hope) over a solution to every entry. Draw a line after the entry, and as soon as it is solved, go back to write in how it was resolved. You not only write down your requests to be answered but may also add what you are taught with the solution.
When you look back through all your entries, your growth in perspective will be visible. Your worries will not take over your day after you understand that eventually, things work out in one way or another. Keeping a prayer journal also is beneficial to put things down on paper, instead of having thoughts running amock in your brain. As soon as you can write them down, they become more real and able to be handled. THIS IS A COPING METHOD WITH ANXIETY. GET IT DOWN ON PAPER AND SORT THROUGH THEM.