If you’ve ever gone to therapy before or know someone who has gone, there’s a good chance that they owned a journal. This is probably one of the most stereotypical moves while you’re in therapy, and while it can be tedious and very vulnerable, I’m here to share the advantages to utilizing one now while we’re dealing with quarantine and COVID-19, but also in the future.
The beautiful part of journaling is that it can be an entirely unique and intimate experience for you. Find a consistency that works for your schedule, or right now lack there of. Set a timer for 10 min each night, or free write on a Sunday morning. It’s entirely up to you, but some consistency is key. You’ll be able to look back at your progress throughout the year. There’s no better time to start than now!
If you or someone you know would find more benefit in talking through journaling prompts, or have found patterns you’d like to work on with a therapist in Orlando. Reach out to a counselor at Orlando Thrive Therapy today. Keep calm & remember to thrive on!
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Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.