Keeping a journal is often recommended to people who are undergoing some form of therapy or personal development. It is a great tool for self-reflection and expression. It can be a very helpful way to manage worries, troubling thoughts, memories and emotions. As a mental health nurse and therapist, I know the many benefits journaling provides. However, if you are like most people, you will buy a beautiful journal, write in it a few times, then put it in the bottom of a drawer, never to be used again.
Keeping a regular diary or journal fell out of fashion decades ago, so it’s not surprising that journaling for mental health purposes can be a bit hit and miss. But there is a great alternative that combines creativity and self-expression: the junk journal.
A junk journal is a great mental health tool for the following reasons.
Most of all, a book you have made and then spent the time filling with helpful notes, quotes, and advice to yourself is more likely to be read than a note on a piece of paper or on your computer. It will become a cherished keepsake, a holder of your memories, as well as a great outlet for self-expression.
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