Writing a Diary or Journal
A Few Things to Write In Your Diary If You Had One Today: Did you keep a diary as a kid, it was probably full of secrets and thoughts you didn’t want anyone else to see. Maybe you had color-coded it or draw pictures on the edge to represent your mood and aesthetic, or doodled your crush’s name in all the corners. Picking up this habit again today may feel a bit silly, especially if you’re not sure what to write in a diary as an adult.
Here are a few tips for keeping a diary
- ● Goals that you never achieved
- ● The love interest that did or did not happen
- ● The Bucket List and Dreams for the Future
- ● Bullies that ruined your confidence
- ● General rants that help you stay sane
- ● Surviving School
- ● Friendships
- ● Passwords that might be needed
- ● How you’d like things to be when you’re gone
- ● Letters and Memories for Everyone
While you may not be dishing on the gossip you overheard during basketball training anymore, you’re never too old to put your thoughts in a diary or notebook of your own. Doing so can even relax you or help with stress and anxiety and you can always put things into virtual memory boxes, in an organized format so others will feel special to you.
The trouble with physical paper diaries is that they are difficult to edit or update in an organized way. Another difficulty is how to only show certain pieces of information to certain colleagues, family, or friends, and then of course you have the issue of privacy.
Journaling can help you remember every little detail of those days you never want to forget or things that come to mind that you would like to record for others. It all depends on what purpose you want your diary to serve. Since there are tons of things to write in a diary, like your favorite quotes, dreams, and travel destinations, your first step is to decide what you want to keep in your diary. You could even make it a super secret diary full of stories and memories you need to tell, and for that, you need to know what to write in your secret diary.
One thing I always recommend is to have your diary with you at all times, of course, this can be difficult unless of course that it is on your phone or is an app, to
get you started off you might head to a cozy cafe or get comfy on your couch, grab a pen (or open up your app), and jot down any of the above 10 things you can write in your diary.
The most frequently asked questions on diaries are what kind of person keeps a diary, this person is known as a diarist and then people also ask what is a diary and why should I keep one. Well, a diary is where you record events, experiences, and personal things that interest you. Write about whatever you like, free of judgment or criticism from prying eyes. It should be an extension of yourself, a place to let the conversation flow freely. A diary can be whatever you decide and should be a place where you can be honest.
I also recommend that you be excited, reflective, and write freely.
How to start your diary, It’s your own choice what to say – maybe you want to avoid “dear diary” so just start your diary in your own way, “ I feel” is often a good place to begin, you could try starting with “I feel horrible, sad, excited today because …” or you can simply name your diary and follow up by saying hello in every diary entry, suppose you named your diary “Susie” then just say “Hello Susie” in every diary entry.
I also have a few tips for keeping a diary: Don’t worry, just write, try to write every day, but don’t panic if you miss a few days. Write as if you were writing to a friend or even your future self. Your diary does not have to be just a written record. You can be negative, but remember to be positive too.
When you record things, memories, or events that have meaning to you it is often your way of messaging to others what they meant to you in your life and this can be a great way of building an enduring legacy for others to appreciate when you’re gone.