22. Or engage in another creative outlet.
Writing is just one creative activity that can help channel nervous energy into something positive and productive. Maybe journaling isn’t your thing, and you would like nothing more than to cook a nice dinner. That would be a fantastic way of converting negative energy into positive energy. If you are artistic, you could spend time drawing or painting. You don’t have to draw or paint anything related to your anxiety. Spending any time engaged in a creative activity takes power away from anxiety and gives it back to you.
Maybe you are a writer but don’t enjoy journaling. You could write stories or even opinion-based essays (consider sending something to your newspaper’s letter to the editor!). In the process, you focus your mental bandwidth on something productive and take away the space that anxiety had been holding.