30-09-12, 06:05 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
I have written diaries before but that was when I was much younger. I looked over them when I was older and they were a joy to read and I laughed about the things I thought were so serious back then. I've started writing a diary again now.
1. Learning - When you write a diary and then read it a couple years on, you realise just how much you've grown from then. You realise what count as problems and what don't. You also realise that you were upset about problems that you now consider very small now. It then makes you look at your present self and you think about the problems you have now. In the future, you may consider them to be very small problems. This helps you see things in a new and more positive light. You can see how you're progressing in life and what things you now consider more important. Diaries are great learning curves.
2. Releasing - Some people find that writing down your problems can make you feel a lot better. Some say it makes them relax before bed and writing their problems down takes it off their mind. In a diary, you can rant about how much you're hurting without having to rant to someone and cause unnecessary stress and arguments. You may even want to write a letter to someone in your diary about how you're feeling and about how they've treated you. Obviously don't send it, but it may make you feel heard.
3. Learning from recent problems - You may have a problem that you can't seem to work out at that moment in time. You may write it in your diary and maybe a week later, read that problem again and look at it in a completely different way, resulting in you being able to come to a conclusion about it. When you're stressed and upset, it makes things much harder so just a couple weeks in the future, when you feel a bit better, you can come back and recall the problem and solve it when you're in a better mood.
4. Diaries aren't just for girls - Although it's the stereotype for young teenage girls to have diaries (mainly in films) and write about their crushes and what not, guys can do it too. Remember, diaries usually are secret. But even if you're a guy and someone discovered your diary, there's nothing to be ashamed of just because it's a girl stereotype. It does help you as a person and helps you deal with problems and feelings better.
1. Discovery - Of course, it can get discovered by someone you may not feel comfortable with reading it. You can either hide it really well or you can buy books which come with locks which are really good.
2. Time - It does take some time to write down your day every evening but if you're someone who enjoys writing, then it's not really much of a chore. You don't have to write down every detail, you can even write it in list form. Just so you can jog your memory of what happened that day if you were to read it in the future. I usually just limit myself to two pages in a small book or one page in a big book unless something big had happened that day. You don't have to write down every day of your life as some days can be plain and average. No point writing them in then is there?
If you're someone with many problems, your days are always filled with problems and you feel you have no-one to turn too, diaries can really help. You may be crying over something today that in the future you may laugh about and you'll think more positively about such troubles. Why not start writing one today?