3.13 Self care

The self care practice in this module focuses on journaling.  Journaling can be a powerful way to capture how you are feeling at a moment in time.  It allows you to write your feelings, thoughts and experiences.  Once you begin journaling you may decide to review what you have written.  This can be helpful for identifying situations that have been difficult and what you did to address them.  It can also be helpful for identifying when you are not taking care of yourself, for example, personal hygiene or broken sleep patterns.

Journaling can be free-form, where you write what you like, or you can use journaling prompts.


Please review the Expressive Writing for Resilience: Writing to Heal handout by Duke University[1] to learn more about the power of journaling.

  1. Jones, J., Chacon, D., Kozhumam, A., Santos, N., Eun, J., Xu, K., Savelyeva, A.,  Zheng, L., Evans, J., Glass, O., Barfield, R., Bechard, E.M., (2021). Expressive writing for resilience: Wriitng to heal .Duke University and Bass Connections. https://bassconnections.duke.edu/sites/bassconnections.duke.edu/files/site-images/expressive-writing-resilience-2019.pdf


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