Journaling Helps Teens Create Positive Mental Health
For generations young people have had diaries. Diaries have been places where they could confess their struggles and fears without judgment or punishment and record their dreams as well. Diaries have helped people get their thoughts and emotions out of their heads and helped them clarify their feelings.
The concept of a diary and its benefits still apply but today it’s called journaling. Journaling is simply a way to help teens clarify their thoughts and feelings and to contemplate making positive changes in their lives.
And if young people struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, journaling can help them gain control of their emotions which alone improves mental health. It will also help them realize what things they need to change in their lives, changes that will lead to increased positive mental health.
Journaling in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook Gives Teens a Healthy Outlet
Journaling provides a healthy outlet for teens to express themselves privately and can be is a primary way in which they learn to deal positively with emotions. For this reason, The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook is a helpful tool in promoting positive teen mental health. Journaling in the notebook can help teens:
- Feel in control of their lives
- Realize positive things they can do to reduce anxiety, stress and depression
- Normalize life situations
- Express thoughts and feelings
- Develop a holistic understanding of their life and health
- Make positive plans for the future
When a teen has a problem and is stressed, journaling in the notebook can help them identify what’s causing that stress or anxiety. Then, once they have identified the stressors in their lives, they can work on a plan to resolve the problems and, in turn, reduce stress and increase their overall health.
Journaling in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook Helps Teens
- set personal goals
- practice healthy decision-making
- become self-advocates
- analyze influences
- practice positive interpersonal communication
- practice self management
- take personal responsibility