Self-Belief Journal

My Self-Belief Journal has arrived!

I created this journal to help you process your thoughts, feelings and experiences so that you can feel more confident, content and calm. It can be used by anyone aged 12 years and up.

This journal will help you:

  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • feel better connected with yourself
  • cope better with difficult experiences
  • have better relationships
  • improve mood
  • be kinder to yourself

Have you tried journaling before but you are not sure what to write or where to start? You may not have enough time to sit and write pages but need a quick and easy way to offload. This journal is quick, easy and has images and prompts throughout so is suitable for young people and adults.

Want to learn more about journaling?

When we internalise difficult experiences they can build up inside. This can leave us  feeling confused, alone, low, anxious and overwhelmed. You may have unintentionally been taught to keep your difficult or uncomfortable feelings inside, and this is not helpful to you at all. Have you ever heard “don’t cry” or “I don’t like seeing you upset” or “don’t be sad” or even “I can’t deal with this right now!”

This kind of comment was probably not intended to harm you, and shows that the person delivering it finds some emotions uncomfortable or overwhelming – or, they just don’t know how to help somebody manage their emotions.

These comments can often leave you feeling like you need to hide your feelings, and don’t teach you how to move forward from your feelings. You can get stuck in a cycle of criticism, for example “why do I feel like this”, “there must be something wrong with me” or “I’m useless”.

I don’t want this for you any longer and I hope you don’t either. It is possible to move on from feelings and ‘ride the waves’ of the ups and downs without getting stuck in the negative. Journaling can help you to externalise your thoughts and change your perspective so you feel more self-compassion and better able to cope.

This journal is to be used whenever you need it. There is absolutely no pressure to use it daily or regularly. Use it only as often as you need to.

Some examples of when to use it would be if you:

  • have had a difficult day
  • feel low, stressed or anxious
  • are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know why
  • feel confused about something
  • feel alone or unable to cope

I hope you find it useful in processing your feelings. When you offer yourself understanding and compassion, you will start to realise that all your feelings are valid, you may find that things don’t build up and you have some room for self-kindness, and things will start to feel a little lighter. You may even have room in your life to start a new skill, hobby, interest or project.

Learn to value yourself so that you can ask the same of others.