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Self-Care: Journaling

Whether taking note of your day-to-day tasks or venting emotions, journaling is a good self-care tool for caregivers.

Jan 20, 2021

As you are caring for another, you are likely experiencing many emotions, positive and negative. Journaling can be a healing practice that can encourage positivity and good health.

When you journal or write down your thoughts and feelings, you can:

  • gain new insights as you give yourself time to reflect
  • organize your thoughts
  • express feelings that you feel you may not be able to share with another
  • increase your confidence as a caregiver as you are able to look back and see all you’ve learned as a caregiver

Don’t know where to start? Try one of these prompts to begin your journaling journey:

  • What were you most grateful for today?
  • Was today a difficult day? If so, why was it difficult and how can you try to move forward tomorrow?
  • What can you learn from your caregiver experience?
  • What is your favorite part about caregiving?
  • How did you make a difference in your loved one’s life today?
  • What could others do to help you make your job easier?
  • What encouraging words would you like to say to yourself?

We challenge you to get a notepad or journal and begin journaling today. This simple, but meaningful, practice may be a soothing exercise for you each day as you are caring for a loved one.