Everyone can agree that we are living through an unprecedented crisis and it is as important as ever to look after our own mental health. At the best of times it can often be hard to manage our own feelings and keep a resilient mindset, this is made worse by the situation we find ourselves in currently. One strategy for coping with feelings, both positive and negative, can be to write them down in a journal.
This journal doesn’t have to be anything fancy, it can be a notebook where you jot down what is happening or how you are feeling. If you prefer there are lots of great apps that provide digital journals, the advantage of these is that you can enhance your entries by including photos or videos. The number one app in the app store for this is one called DayOne that is available on iOS or Android, click the button below to find out more about it.
We recommend you use your journal to record the highs and lows of staying safe at home. This journal might be something you look back on in a few years to see how much you developed during this period of isolation or it might help you appreciate the small things more in the future when lock down is over.