The emotion helps you understand the thought
Posted Tue 7th Apr 20 - 1 min read
What's the problem?
Have you been feeling a bit rubbish lately but you’re not sure why?
Do you feel like there’s something wrong but just can’t put your finger on it?
Have you been a bit moody and horrible to people around you?
Are you carrying on regardless and trying to ignore it?
It could be that you’re suffering from stress or anxiety but without figuring out what the problem actually is you’ve not got much chance of resolving it.
But then if your trying to carry on regardless and ignore it, you’ll probably be ok?
Unaddressed stress and anxiety could lead to more serious conditions in the long run so it’s a good idea to nip it in the bud.
Stress can build up really quietly. So quietly in fact you might not even know you're experiencing it.
This is where journaling comes in. Writing down your thoughts and feelings on a regular if not daily basis can help you to identify a problem you may not even realise you had in the first place.
As an added bonus you get to know yourself better and learn to understand what triggers your stress and negative thoughts.
What's more it can help you to form a plan of how to resolve and remove the actual problem, the cause of your stress - or at least help you learn to manage it.