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Thought Diary

Watch this video of our Mental Health Nurse Jessica talk about how to use a thought diary.

By slowing our thoughts down we can figure out what is causing us to feel the way we do. Try writing down:

  • Where are you? What is going on around you? Are there any specific triggers?
  • What is going through your head? Is there a specific thought?
  • How does this make you feel? 

Recognising how we perceive certain situations is fundamental to learning to manage our thoughts and feelings.

Reference: Beck, J. S., & Beck, A. T. (1995). Cognitive therapy: Basics and beyond (No. Sirsi) i9780898628470). New York: Guilford press.

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