I often give my clients homework. And journaling is by far one of the most effective therapy tools for various reasons.
Thoughts can be cyclical, frenzied and overwhelming. I find that when I write things down, it allows me to slow my thoughts down, organize them, take a step back and look at them and then put a plan in place to fix whatever might be going wrong. I find writing can also be cathartic and helps me release a lot of the energy pent up inside because often with the writing comes tears and yelling. I always end my journaling with some self-care to help nourish the tired parts of me. A glass of hot chocolate or an epsom salt bath to soothe the nervous system.
And so on this page I will share some of the pages of my own journal in the hopes that they might help you with some of what you are going through.