I have been journaling for a few days...not sure how much it is helping me at this point, but I do know that it nice to be able to have the sense of control over it at least...and also nice to be able to look back on a good day, when I felt positive, or made a little progress...at the very least, I am sure it can't hurt...
You can actually use the journal feature on your profile here on this own site! (I am doing that, but also going to keep a written journal too, maybe with a little more specific details...)
Good luck...let us know how it goes!
I thought about the journaling on here, which I might do, but my therapist thinks it might be good to journal before I go to bed, to reflect on what "good" things happened that day. And what trends might have happened that day to see what triggers these moods of mine. I swear, I am such a bear that I wouldn't hang out with me most of the time, I stopped being fun a long time ago, and I know it is putting a lot of stress on my relationship. Maybe forcing myself to think of some positive things in my day will help me. I don't know, I am having a bad day today, feeling horrible!
I think that journaling is an excellent idea. When I first went through anxiety, I was really hesitent to put in the effort to do it, but after awhile you start to see certain patterns and can really chart your long term progress. I even look back on it years later to try to understand the process of accepting and dealing with it. If you are consistend with it, I believe that it is an excellent tool to help you get through this...keep us posted!
Well, I bought a Journal last night, and wrote my first entry. It felt really good to get my thoughts out on paper, I felt like I could write things, that aren't always easy to say out loud. I am hoping this really helps me, and I can get some sort of idea or pattern of where all of this anxiety, frustration and anger are coming from.
Thank You for your inputs!
I would suggest doing "Pranayam" the breathing exercise from Yoga, thousands of people have overcome their anxiety problems by following and doing yoga...
if interested let me know i can search some materials and post..
Thank you for the suggestion, I am actually looking into joining a Yoga class near my house. I have done some restorative Yoga at home, and liked a lot. I am familiar with this type of breathing! Thanks Again!