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Thinking of starting a journal on here...

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BatDuck

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I guess I'm asking this as I'm a bit lost as to whether it would help. I'm having a bad few days (not the worst, but playing the waiting game with local talking therapies is really not helping) and have thought about starting a journal on here to get things out of my system and to see if anyone can relate to how I am.
I'm suffering with anxiety. I don't really have the negative thoughts that can come with it so I'm having trouble understanding my illness, and in understanding why certain recent (neutral) events in my life have caused me to react the way that I have.

I've journalled a little in the past in an app, but always felt like it needs to be read when I've written about what's in my head, I don't know why.

I feel silly asking this really. This anxiety has made me feel less unsure of myself, I keep seeking reassurance.
What does anyone think? Would people be interested in reading my experiences?
 
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Do it for yourself, if anyone reads it and comments it's just a plus. I've personally enjoyed reading where i'm at at different times of the year, helps me keep track
 
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Thanks both of you! :grouphug:
I guess I'm kind of hoping I'll get some insight through doing it. At least whilst I'm waiting to be assessed for therapy. And it might help give me the courage to face some of the tougher things that are going to need to be faced.

I just need to think of a title...

"Understanding my anxiety"
"What's in my head?"
"BatDuck's Diary" - sounds like the journal of a superhero :LOL:
"My anxiety puzzle" or "solving my anxiety puzzle". Hmmm...
 
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I was indeed picturing a combo between Daffy and Batman.
 
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Hi Batduck,

Good idea. it's always better not to let anything bottle up just a bit too much, so, to keep or start a journal is a fantastic way, to offload.

Mind you, in terms of my journaling, I am busier now with volunteering on call for, I don't have fixed days for volunteering, and sometimes find, I'm too tired, to actually sit and write, now that it's come up, I've been well reminded to update my journal, in due course.


Take care now.
 
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Funnily enough there is indeed a character called Batduck, that is Daffy in a batman outfit! I didn't find this out until after I'd decided my username
It may sound childish at my age, but I've begun watching old Looney Tunes again. So far, they seem to alleviate evening anxiety symptoms.
 
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Funnily enough there is indeed a character called Batduck, that is Daffy in a batman outfit! I didn't find this out until after I'd decided my username 🤣
Lol I know I found him after I said that lol
 
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