Journaling, or keeping a regular record of experiences and feelings, especially as they relate to your recovery, can be a helpful tool to advance your healing process. For example, a journal can be used to record your recovery-related struggles and accomplishments or to identify – and work through – difficult emotions. It also helps to hold you accountable for your decisions and actions and helps you invest in your own self-discovery.
Journaling is a type of expressive writing, where your main goal is not to produce a “product” like a story, or an article, or an essay, but instead to simply use the process of putting thoughts and feelings down on paper to help you understand and cope with these thoughts and emotions.
Tonight, we talk about Writing and Journaling in Recovery.