Write Your Worries Away – A Journal to Write about Your Worries
Write Your Worries Away is a worry journal for kids, designed by a kid!
Created with the help of my 8-year-old daughter, this anxiety journal for kids will help open communication and create a safe space for you both to work through the challenges of anxiety.
- Do you feel like your kid is missing out because they worry so much?
- Do you want to help your child worry less and enjoy more?
- Do you want to be able to enjoy more activities and events without the added stress?
- Do you need help helping your child work through their anxious feelings?
Spend 20 minutes at the end of each day writing, drawing and talking about the day’s worries and developing a strategy to talk back to the worry bullies.
Each page includes the following prompts as my daughter outlines in the opening pages:
“Today I’m Feeling: Each page has these cool emojis on them! Use them to think about how you’re feeling that day and circle the one that best matches your feelings. Sometimes we are having lots of feelings, so it’s okay to pick more than one!
My worries: Next, you can write down your worries or draw a picture of them. Or you can do both! Getting your worries out on paper will help you.
Talking back to my worries: Once you’ve put your worries on paper I want you to tell your amygdala to stop trying to bully you and write down what you’re going to say to that worry so it can’t control you.
I’m proud of myself for talking back to these worries: Lastly, it’s important to be proud of yourself for using this journal and working hard to fight against your worries. Write down any worries that are in the past. If you don’t have anything to write down here yet, don’t worry. You will!”