When I started therapy 2 years ago, I was lost. I knew I needed help but couldn’t imagine what I could learn in therapy that would actually help me in real life. Then my therapist suggested I start a journal. My first thought was I am 28 years old and you want me to have a diary. Haha. She said not a diary but a journal you could write down your feelings in to get them out of your head. I decided to go pick up a notebook from the dollar tree on my way home to give it a try. Later that night I sat down with the notebook and a pen and had no idea how this was supposed to work. I finally just decided to start writing and I wrote for 3-4 pages. To my amazement I felt better. I felt like a tiny brick had been lifted off of my chest. Fast forward to today, I still heavily rely on my journal and often use it when I am having a lot of anxiety and when something is bothering me. I think it’s a great tool that anyone can use! Just pick up a pen and paper and get writing!