Anxiety is so mysterious and diverse.
Sometimes it’s just a subtle thought in your head going on repeat, again and again.
Sometimes – a full blown anxiety attack with a bunch of anxiety symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, racing heart and a brain fog… And sometimes you may not feel your anxiety at all but have a feeling that if anything stressful happens, it will come back again.
The one thing that connects these three states is that all of them can be improved by a simple Anxiety Journal – like this one our team shares with you today.
This journal is designed to be an easy to use, pleasant and calming anti-anxiety tool.
By using this journal, you can write down your anxious thoughts, challenge negative ones and become less anxious day by day.
Journaling is one of the best daily habits that help you stay calm and see anxious thoughts from another perspective.
This printable anxiety journal is designed to help you overcome anxious mindset and comes with a bunch of helpful pages for mindfulness, daily thought diary practice and mood tracking.
How This Printable Anxiety Journal Can Be Helpful
Anxiety is uncomfortable, but it can be managed. Writing things down helps to clear your mind and let it rest.
This is why a printable anxiety journal is one of the best ways to get relief when you find yourself anxious, restless or overthinking.
With this journal you can:
○ Improve and minimize your anxiety levels with simple journaling exercises.
○ Learn to change unhelpful thoughts and become more resilient.
○ Learn to spot your triggers and be ready to counter them.
○ Track your moods to watch your progress.
There’s a mood chart with several mood types.
A place to collect your positive dreams.
Some mindfulness exercises…
And note templates for thoughts.
Check out other helpful tips for anxiety management.
How to use this journal to relieve your anxiety
- Use thoughts page to write down any negative or persistent thoughts you have.
- If you see unhelpful patterns in your thoughts, diffuse them using a Dysfunctional thoughts page.
Write down what happened, thoughts you have and the feelings you feel.
Next, intentionally try to change those thoughts to positive ones – by looking for a single positive thing about it.
Example: you encountered a mean person and he/she insulted you.
Positive view: now you know who you don’t want to be like in your life.
- Use mindfulness exercise when you are still in a high-stress mode and need to come back to the present moment (tip: print a bunch of these to have on hand when needed!)
- Track your moods in a mood chart.
If you use diary daily, you can see which thoughts or events have worsened your mood.
- Practice a little bit of gratitude every day by listing one thing you’re grateful for daily.
- Finally, list things that trigger your anxiety and things that act like an antidote.
This will be your secret suggestions sheet, advising things to avoid and things you should do more often.
Journaling is such a perfect activity for your mental health.
Not only it helps you improve your anxiety levels but it’s also really soothing!
It feels so good to stop running from your anxious thoughts and face them – with compassion, curiosity, and understanding.
How To Incorporate Printable Anxiety Journal Into Your Routine
Incorporating a printable anxiety journal into your daily routine can significantly aid in managing and monitoring your anxiety effectively.
Here’s a streamlined guide on how to integrate it seamlessly.
Firstly, choose or create a printable anxiety journal template with sections for dates, triggers, thoughts, emotions, and coping strategies.
Dedicate a specific time daily, either in the morning for preparation or in the evening for reflection, to complete your journal entries.
Start with a brief gratitude exercise to foster a positive mindset before delving into your anxiety-related entries.
Record the date and time, which helps identify patterns and pinpoint when anxiety peaks.
In your entries, identify triggers and describe your thoughts and emotions in response to these triggers.
Assign a numerical anxiety rating on a scale of 1 to 10 for reference—document coping strategies and goals for anxiety management, revisiting and adjusting them periodically.
Consistency is key, as making journaling a habit can transform it into an essential tool for anxiety management.
Remember that your anxiety journal can be customized to suit your individual preferences.
If your anxiety persists or is severe, consider seeking professional guidance in conjunction with your journaling efforts.
Get Your Printable Anxiety Journal
To grab your printable anxiety journal, simply choose the size that fits your paper/printer:
*Personal use only.
Please note – if you experience very strong unpleasant emotions, we recommend talking to a professional. You deserve to feel good. You deserve help.