4-H Virtual Recess: Don't worry journal


Kids feeling uncomfortable about a test, a performance or a tough conversation is part of life. Encourage your kid to create a worry journal to help alleviate daily anxieties.


  • A notebook or diary
  • Pen

Activity Steps:

  1. For one week, if you feel worried or anxious, take out your journal and write down how you feel. You can write a few sentences, draw pictures, paint or even make a collage.
  2. At the end of the week, revisit your journal and reflect on what you wrote down. Try answering the following questions:
    • Did this worry stay in your thoughts only or were there physical reactions as well?
    • Was this worry specific, such as tomorrow’s math test, or about school work in general?
    • Did worrying about this lead to steps you could take to solve the problem?
  3. Connect with your family and friends. Do they have the same worries as you?
  4. Think about how can you support one another.

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    3/17/2020 7:20:18 PM
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