Journaling can be a therapeutic exercise. In therapy, Johanna may encourage you to journal or keep a diary in a specific way, to raise awareness of specific activities, thoughts, or feelings. This monthly journal exercise is in no way individually prescribed, but meant to offer food for thought that may be useful for anyone.
August’s monthly journal exercise:
For a week, try to write down at the end of each day three things you did during the day, and what emotion you felt while doing it. See last week’s post on emotional awareness if you get stuck for ideas on what emotions to use. At the end of the week, look through the journal and notice what emotions tend to go with which activities.