After your walk, wind down by taking some quiet time to write in a journal. Psychologists have found that writing about our thoughts, worries, and deepest feelings can help clear our minds, which can be cathartic.
Writing also occupies the brain, which can allow us to tap into our creativity and intuition.
Tips for getting started
Here are some journaling prompts:
- One thing I’m grateful for today is…
- Today I felt stressed when… but [something] helped me feel better.
- I vow to take care of myself this evening by doing…
- Right now, I’m holding onto this worry… Here’s how I’ll let it go…
- One random act of kindness I vow to do this week is….
Tomorrow: Take a technology break.
Juli Fraga is a licensed psychologist based in San Francisco, California. She graduated with a PsyD from University of Northern Colorado and attended a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley. Passionate about women’s health, she approaches all her sessions with warmth, honesty, and compassion. See what she’s up to on Twitter.