Amazon shoppers say this guided journal helps them cope with anxiety: 'It transformed my daily mindset'
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It is normal for you to worry in your life. However, for some, this level of worry can become difficult to manage, which can develop into a diagnosable anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly 40 million people in the United States will have an anxiety disorder in any given year.
If you are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, there is no shame in seeking professional help. If you'd like to try a coping tactic that might help you with this, over 3,500 Amazon customers give The Five-Minute Journal 5 stars out of 5 to make them feel better.
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Intelligent Change's five-minute journal contains thoughtful daily prompts on topics such as gratitude, daily affirmations, and self-reflection. The prompts are divided into a morning and a night routine. The diary should be filled out twice a day and should last six months with this schedule.
"Labeling emotions and recognizing traumatic events - both natural results of journaling - are known to have positive effects on people," said Dr. James W. Pennebaker, a social psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin, told the New York Times. From reducing stress to increasing productivity to improving the immune system, journaling can do a lot.
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"This is one of the best things I've ever done in my life," wrote one Amazon reviewer. "It's simple and has changed the way I think every day. I wake up and go to bed with positive thoughts, and as the days have passed, my negative self-talk has gradually decreased."
"I don't write many reviews, but this product really deserves some recognition," wrote another shopper. "This diary really changed my life for the better."
"The change in my relationships is amazing - whether they notice it or not I don't know yet. But I am overwhelmed with gratitude, love and affection for everyone in my life," wrote another reviewer of the impact the diary had on had her life.
The five-minute diary may not be for everyone, but for many it is an easy step in the right direction to find more peace, happiness, and motivation.
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