Journaling has become one of my greatest tools in recovery. Everyday, I write an entry about what I am experiencing and how I am feeling, On the opposite page I write my gratitude list, at the top of the page I write,”Have an attitude of gratitude, then at the bottom I write about a few goals and dreams I have. I also write how many days clean I have in the top corner.
This is part of my daily routine and it helps me deal with the flood of emotions I get sometimes from being clean. It is difficult to deal with all these new emotions, I talk about them to my counselors, and my sponsor. I knew mad, sad and happy that’s it. Identifying my different emotions and why I am experiencing them, that is all part of the recovery progress.
Journaling also helps me remember things from my past. Having this daily account of these experiences helps with y counselors, doctors and my sponsor. It is not an easy process but it’s a start.
- The Importance Of A Gratitude Journal (positivething.net)
- How to Get Started Journaling for Your Personal and Professional Life (delmarjohnson.wordpress.com)