Are you feeling stressed? Or anxious?

I was so interested to read a recent post on how journaling had made such a difference to the writer, and I revisited how life changing it had been for several of my clients to reduce stress and anxiety.

It’s such a helpful tool to deal with overwhelming emotion and make decisions that are consistent with your goals and values.

Communicating our needs and wants can be difficult and a journal is a helpful tool in managing your wellbeing and mental health. So where to start?

  • Try to write every day – Set aside a few minutes every day to write.
  • Make it easy.  Always keep a pen and paper handy or us your phone if you prefer
  • Write or draw whatever feels right – Your journal doesn’t need to follow any certain structure. It’s your own private place to discuss and create whatever you want to express your feelings. Don’t worry about spelling mistakes or what other people might think.
  • Use your journal as you see fit. You don’t have to share your journal with anyone. It may just be a helpful tool for you to think about and reflect on your feelings.


Look forward to your journaling time. And know that you’re doing something good for your mind and body. You are incredibly welcome to contact me if you would like to chat.

This article was written by Linda Hodgkinson one of our partner coaches. Linda is an executive, leadership and wellbeing coach, working with women on a 1 to 1 basis, to enable them to navigate transitions in their professional and personal lives. You can book a free discovery call using this link or get in touch via Linda’s profile page.