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Journaling for Caregivers

Journaling for Caregivers 

Developing good coping techniques such as journaling is a great self-care practice it is essential in keeping you positive and protecting your health. Writing down your thoughts and feelings on a regular basis had been proven to have benefits. Which include reduced stress and depression, improved ability to withstand stress, infection, and disease, and improved sleep.  Here are some prompts to help get you started. 


  1. List five good things about today.

  2. What is one thing you can improve on (time management, communication, etc.), and how can you do this?

  3. What is one adjustment you would like to make to your morning routine?

  4. What is one adjustment you would like to make to your nighttime routine?

  5. Make a list of twenty things that make you happy.

  6. What is a new skill that you would like to learn and how can you learn it?

  7. What is one long-term goal you wish to work towards?

  8. Was today a difficult day? If so, what made it difficult and what can you do to prevent from having days like this in the future?

  9. What is one problem you had today, and what was your solution to this problem? Was is the best way you could have handled it?

  10. Are you taking time to care for yourself? Do you allow yourself time to relax and breathe? If the answer is no, what can you do to give yourself this time?


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