Writing is a powerful form of self-expression. It is a known fact that many people start writing a diary at one time or another, and many people start keeping a diary during a difficult period of time only to shortly abandon it and never really keep it up. There are many advantages with keeping a diary or journal and it is a great way to express your emotions and treasure experiences good &/or bad that happened in the past. Years from now you’ll wonder what you were going through and maybe how you have progressed and as humans we are prone to lose track of these things, which is why it is good to regularly document what’s happening in our lives.
-Find a place and a time to write where you won’t be disturbed. Ideally I would choose to write at the end of work/school or just before bed when everything is quiet.
-Promise yourself you will write for 10-15 minutes minimum whether it’s daily or not.
-Once you start writing don’t worry about spelling or grammar.
-You are writing for yourself, so no need to hide anything, express yourself freely & never leave out details (bad or good).
-Personalize your diary, make it so it’s enjoyable to write in, make it yours!
-And finally if you ever face the ‘blank page syndrome’ take a break and come back to it and if not try writing about something like:
- Your day or highlight of the day
- Something that’s been worrying you
- A problem you've been avoiding
- A dream
You won't know until you try...