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.
May’s monthly journal exercise:
Write a letter to your future self. What do you hope your future self will be doing? What strengths do you have right now that will help your future self? What do you want your future self to keep in mind that you find important right now? Write down these thoughts. It does not need to be a polished piece of writing, but rather a brief exercise to get yourself writing and thinking about yourself in a new way.