Wednesday, 4 October 2017

3 Reasons Every Young Person Needs to Keep a Diary

I have kept a diary since I was a young child and even at 20 I still write in one! Writing for me is a relaxing and therapeutic activity that requires reflection and deep thoughts and I love being able to express myself on paper.

Document experiences: 
There are several ways of keeping an account of your experiences and writing has to be one my favourites of them all. There is nothing I love more than being in a peace and quiet environment and penning my memories of a great experience. Nothing beats it! We can't rely on pur mental memory alone to remember things so by noting them down, they will become as clear as day and you will be able to reminisce about all the wonderful times you have had.

Communicate your feelings: 
I tend to over think ALOT and it quickly becomes overwhelming and as a result makes me anxious. Writing down how I feel helps to make sense of what I am feeling which calms me down a little bit. Writing in general is quite therapeutic so it makes for a stress reliever.

Keep an account of your growth:
When I have written in my diary in the past I don't tend to look back on what I have written partly because I might cringe at my own thoughts and partly because I can't be bothered. I simply like to get my thoughts down on paper and be done with it . However I have heard several people look at their old writings and notice the changes they have seen from maybe a few months ago to where they are presently. It gives you the opportunity to ask yourself some important questions like: How far have I come? Have I reached any personal goals? What challenges have I overcome? Self reflection is crucial to your personal growth.


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