By: Grace Gufler

 

The Coronavirus has uprooted our lives overnight and as the shelter in place continues to be extended, it is understandable to be feeling restless or unsatisfied. During this time, it is important to continue to check in with yourself on how you are coping and adjusting to this new normal. A great way to do this is to journal. In this blog post, you will find some helpful journal prompts to get you started.

 

  1. How has this impacted my daily life in positive and negative ways?
  2. Where am I struggling to adjust?
  3. What am I grateful for during this time?
  4. How am I nourishing my mental health?
  5. What are some fears I have?
  6. What does self-care look like now for me?
  7. How do I think this will change me?
  8. What will the future be like? Include Positive and Negative!
  9. What have I learned about myself during this time?
  10. How have I taken care of my mental and physical health?

I hope these prompts help get you started with journaling. Journaling is a great self-care activity and it is an easy way to check-in with yourself. It is important to be mindful of how the Coronavirus is impacting you in order to maintain mental health. The Coronavirus has removed many of the resources, outlets, and supports that we relied on. This can lead to increased feelings of loneliness, stress, anxiety, depression, and so on. Journaling is a way to connect with yourself, to uncover deeper thoughts and feelings, and is an outlet for stress and anxiety. As the shelter in place continues it is important to make sure you are getting the support you need! Accepting Therapy is offering telehealth sessions via video. Please reach out if you would like some support during the Coronavirus.