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Teen Health Wellness / SEL Journaling

Teen SEL writing prompt- Processing emotions in a healthy way

Feeling Bad Writing Prompt

It's ok to feel bad sometimes, and sometimes it's even a good thing. This journal writing prompt helps teens process emotions in a healthy way, seeing that sadness comes and goes. Sometimes feeling "bad" emotions can even help us remember to make healthier choices we can be proud of.

  • How does feeling embarrassed help you make better choices?
  • Have you ever felt sad, but then it got better after a while?
  • What are some things you can do to cheer yourself up when you’re down?
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This writing prompt is based on the quote "It's ok to feel bad sometimes."
Read more about this quote and different aspects of processing emotions, learning from mistakes, and embracing the "bad" feelings that help us make healthier chocies.

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