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.
April’s monthly journal exercise:
Spring is coming! As we head towards a change in the seasons, what are you looking forward to? Take five minutes to write down your thoughts on this time of transition in the natural world, and what aspects of the coming season you may feel grateful for. If you start to feel stuck, spend a few minutes outside – even if it’s walking up and down the block to breathe in the fresh air of a new season. Write down what you notice, using your five senses, if you need help getting started.