Why write a diary? Let’s find out why journaling can help you take care of yourself and how to get started.
We are often led to think that keeping a diary is a childish habit, we confided in the diary our secrets and our ideas for the future. As adults we are led to think that writing for ourselves has no use, in reality it is not the case at all, and that is why in this article we have decided to talk about journaling. Keeping a diary, strictly handwritten , means transposing our thoughts on paper in order to reorganize ideas. Let’s see what journaling is exactly.
Journaling: what it is and how it can help you in everyday life
Journaling means the action of keeping a diary in which to write our thoughts by hand. But what could be the use of it? First of all, let’s say that the idea of having to “convert” our thoughts into words already helps us to organize them according to a logical thread in our mind. This allows us, therefore, to see things from another perspective and helps us to understand ourselves better.
This happens precisely because to be able to write what we feel or think, we must first put our thoughts in order. For this reason, journaling can be useful to carve out a moment of the day just for us, in which to stop and reflect and clear your mind.
Journaling: examples to help you understand how
As you begin to practice journaling, you will soon realize that writing will come naturally. If you don’t know how to get started, or are afraid of getting stuck, here are some examples and tips to inspire you.
Make it a daily routine . Take some time for yourself and commit to writing at least a few pages every day. Whether it’s in the morning or in the evening, the important thing is to try to do it consistently .
Pick a topic and find your style. If you don’t know what to talk about, start from what you are passionate about or from the project you are currently involved in: for example, start writing a diary about your travels, or about the books you have read. You could also collect the positive moments in your life in the form of a gratitude journal .
Furthermore, you must know that there is no precise formula, you can write in the form of a diary, a letter, but also only through lists . There is no rule to follow, you have to find the style that suits you best!