wrote in my diary today, quite a good update, poured out some negative feelings and felt a bit better afterwards. 2 months ago
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- Makes me sleep better
- Helps me put things in perspective
- Helps me practice my writing skills
- May be valuable to have in the future
- is an excuse to by pretty note books (should have been at the top)
In fact, I have already started. 11 months ago
I keep mostly a thought/reflection journal.
I’ve realized I’ve been writing down my thoughts since I was 6 and started my first “diary” with stickers and all when I was 10. I’ve been pretty consistent and the gaps between writing were, at the longest, a month.
Nothing too exciting happened till I was 16 and then things really got going (I’m now 22). Tons of thoughts and realizations about friends, family, myself, and life.
I simply kept track of where my mind wandered to in quiet hours when I was alone, the time when I would get my best thinking done. It’s inspired me to spend more time alone and just question so many things I’d never think to while with company and my attention is divided.
Slowly you start seeing themes in your thoughts, personal truths come to light, self awareness, a desire to grow and improve. Most of these things are natural to some people, but writing is still an excellent way to explore and delve even deeper into your thoughts. It’s a way to track your evolution as a person, it’s like leaving breadcrumbs so you can find your way back when you get lost. Not to mention how fun it is to go back and read things from years ago. 11 months ago
Started on 1 Jan and have only missed a very few days – if it takes 28 days to form a habit then I’m nearly there:-) Have meant to do it for years, I have one friend who has always kept a diary and I’ve admired that. I must be very blessed, it’s already interesting to see how much I’ve experienced in just one month! 13 months ago