Writing a diary…

I’ve started writing a diary since the start of this month.

I always wondered, why do people keep diaries? Why to write you day in it? It won’t be of any use in future…

Recently, I came across a very beautiful article written on WordPress by a girl who kept writing a dairy since she was 7/8 years old. The way she told her experience and the beautiful way in which she conveyed the importance and need of writing a diary touched my heart.

Therefore I decided to write a diary and see what happens.

Also when I started, I was having emotional imbalance. I read it somewhere that writing about your emotions helps.

So that’s what pushed me to try this new ritual.

I’ve been writing for a month now and I realised that everything that girl mentioned in her blog was so true! And there are many other benefits as well.

I’d like to share them with you.

Here are few ways in which keeping a dairy helped me –

1. Improved my writing.

I feel it much easier to express my emotions through words now.

As I write about my daily life and what happened and how I felt, it also kinda improves my storytelling. Every day when you write a diary, you eventually try different and interesting ways to tell the incident.

It’s fun!

2. Reduced my overthinking.

When you are writing about something, you tend to analyse it. You cannot write the same stuff again and again. At some point (usually after 3-5 mins) you run out of negative thoughts to write.

That’s helpful. It helps you gain clarity on your thoughts. When your thoughts are on paper, it’s easy to analyse them and rule out the ones that really don’t make any sense.

But when these same thoughts continue to stay in your head, you get into downward spiral of overthinking.

3. I can enjoy good memories, any time! πŸ™‚

Yes! When you’re writing about your good emotions, note the details of the situation and express yourself.

When you go through it the next week you will feel as if you’re living the experience once again.

You will feel grateful for those beautiful moments you had in your life.

4. I realised every day is new.

Now this might sound pretty obvious. But when you write diary you truly feel it. Every single day is unique, no matter how same your tedious chores are. There are many different things that happen every day.

I used to think how boring my life is, doing the same repetitive tasks again and again. But now I understand, there are many small, new elements you can include in your daily life to make it more interesting.

This might also remind you that every day is a fresh start and you have the ability to make it more beautiful.

5. Reduces stress –

When you are stressed or overwhelmed and there are so many thoughts in your mind that you find hard to control, writing them down can be helpful.

Once they are on paper, they do not bother you that much.

6. Makes it easy to reflect on yourself –

It gives you time and opportunity to think about yourself. About your feelings, about your growth, about your problems and about your happiness.

Life is short. It goes by quick. Between out hectic schedules it’s easy to miss out the little moments of happiness and growth. You need to hold on to those little moments and reflect on them. Pay attention to them. Live them.

7. It makes it super easy to track your progress –

You want to develop a habit. Or you want to read 500 pages of the novel this month.

All of these tasks need you to keep a track record of your progress.

How cool would it be to write that – You are following up on your habit or you are on your way to achieve your goal every day in your diary!

You’d feel proud and happy. Even when you are not able to keep up to your word, when you write about it, you feel the need to continue the behaviour in future.

So that’s how this “new” behaviour has now become my helpful habit.

You can try this out too guys!

What is your experience with writing a diary? Or starting a new habit?

Please share in the comments below!

I’d like to read! πŸ™‚

Hope you all are having a fantastic week my friends!!

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  1. Quite the coincidence! I started a diary over the past month as well! And for me, it’s a great stress reliever, among other things. It’s not easy to remember to make an entry every day, but I see it’s worth now. Thanks for sharing this post! 😊

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    1. Yes Radhika! It’s beneficial in many ways. Need to continue for long timeπŸ˜…
      Thank you so much for your visit and kind words Radhika!πŸ’•
      Hope you’re having a great week! πŸ™‚

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  2. Yes I was thinking about to start writing a diary. But never think like that it could be beneficial. Aww thanks a lot my sweet angle for sharing your experience, I’ll definitely star writing very soon mine…😊 so beautifully explained my dear. I love your writing. Just touched my heart always, my positive psychologist πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

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  3. Good memories yes…. I used to write dairy back in college days… It just reminds me the whole life I lived from childhood to the date when i stopped writing..
    Its a good way to keep a track on what happened in our life otherwise not everything we remember..

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    1. True! It’s those memories we’d like to remember and cherish for the entire life. And college life is so happening!πŸ˜‰ So much to write about! Haha…
      Thank you so much for your visit ChiruπŸ’•

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  4. Oh yes. I am writing a diary from class 8. Nowadays it’s difficult because there’s hardly time to write everyday, but it’s true that whenever I feel low, writing them down makes me think about it less and helps me concentrate on other things and also recording the good moments are always so amazing!
    Great post. πŸ˜ƒβ˜ΊοΈ

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    1. So glad to hear you like writing dairy as well! It’s therapeutic, isn’t it?
      Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope you’re having a great week Ramyani! πŸ™‚

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  5. I love this and I feel it is also a reason as to why so many turn to WordPress. We all have a story to tell and this platform, like a diary allows us to do so. It may even be a step up from a diary since we share our story with others. It allows to speak from our soul, be heard and share things that reach others so they never feel alone. I still have several diaries from my childhood and it’s memories I never discarded. I still love to jot daily notes and ideas that often lead to blogposts down.
    Thank you for sharing this with us and for paying it forward. ❀️

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  6. Heyy there ! Same here…even i m writing diary since my class 8 …its really fun yaa…and if u love reading diaries then u should definitely go for “The diary of a young girl” !
    It tells us just how life is interesting everyday.
    However great ones ! Keep writing !πŸ˜„

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    1. Thank you so much Khushi!!! Glad to know you like writing diary too! It will be so nice to read those pages after few years and see how much you’ve grown..
      Yeah I’ve read the book, thank you for the recommendation.
      Happy Blogging dear! 😊❀

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      1. I just love to write it yaar, I mean I am still writing. Yup it will be great and many times i just broke into tears when i read my beautiful memories and also rejoiced . And that book is just fabulous. Isn’t it ? However u r welcome !
        Keep blogging sweetie !
        U write awesome.

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      2. Thank you so much Khushi!! It’s great to hear from you!
        P.S – I really like your name… Reminds me of Kareena’s carefree attitude in movies.. and I can see even you have such wonderful style

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      3. U r welcome yaar. I m completely desi, i guess u related geet from “jab we met” right ? I m really like her,πŸ˜‚ ! Hope we become great friends in the coming future.πŸ˜„

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      4. Yeah.. and Khushi from Main Prem ki deewani hoon..
        I love cheerful people like Geet. They have a great vibe! Even I think we would be good friends!! It’s great to connect with you Khushi!!❀️❀️❀️

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