Teens Journal Too!Journaling isn’t just for adults. Many teens and pre-teens chronicle their lives and express themselves through journaling. They lament relationships gone wrong, fume about unjust treatment at the hands of parents and other authority figures, and celebrate victories both in and out of school. In the language of teens, they “get their feelings out”, a proven benefit to emotional well-being. Unlike the ordinary blank-paged journals found in book stores and gift shops everywhere, this teen journal is carefully crafted by an expert in adolescent therapy. In addition to plenty of blank pages for self-expression, there are questions to ponder and answer that promote self-discovery and growth. Appealing cartoons and “Doodle Pages” make the journal come alive. The savvy eleven-year-old, defiant fourteen-year-old and shy ...
Chapter 22: My Peace and Comfort
My Peace and Comfort
We all have the ability to soothe ourselves and make ourselves feel better, but we may not pay attention to all the things that bring us peace and comfort. Think about what helps you feel better when you are down or upset and list these items in the categories below.
Objects (like your cell phone or a favorite blanket):
[Page 105]Rituals (like walking your dog or texting your friend every day):
[Page 106]Food (like chocolate or mac ‘n’ cheese):
[Page 107]Places (like your room or church):
[Page 108]People (like your best friend or your grandparent):
[Page 109]Activities (like biking, reading, or listening to your iPod):