Is diary writing a good habit? Many of you may have the habit of writing a diary to keep track of what is happening in your life. A diary is completely personal. It is particularly helpful for the travel writers in maintaining a diary to jot down their day to day events, so that when they sit down to write their travel journal they can't forget the main things happened during the travel.
I remember of keeping a diary since the time I entered high school. It was my brother who encouraged me to write down my thoughts and feelings, including the lessons I learned each day, by gifting me a book-size diary. I soon realized that writing is fun and easy to remember the things I wrote.
Even for fiction and non-fiction writers, diary writing is a good habit. Anne Frank and Samuel Pepys are great examples and because of them we know what had happened during their time. Many famous writers had the habit of writing a diary.
Five Benefits of Diary Writing
1. You can improve your writing skills by writing regularly.
2. You can easily record your thoughts and feelings of any topic. What made you think, what made you cry, what made you laugh at, etc are some of the feelings which may be useful at a later date, or at least you can muse it over
3. Whenever anything special happens in your life it can be noted in your diary. What was the special occasion, how did you celebrate it, did you meet anyone special that day, and what did you learn that day etc are great things to know later, especially if you are a writer.
4. Do you know writing is also a therapy? Sometimes you may feel low or hurt, and you don't want to share it with anyone. You can write down your hurt feelings in your diary so that you will feel relaxed. If the feelings are such that you never want anyone to know it even by mistake, that is someone happens to flip through your diary without your permission, you can tear off those pages and still you may feel relaxed. Those hurt feelings will come out of your chest.
5. Diary writing can also help you to understand your own mistakes, so that you can avoid them in future.
Do you have a habit of writing a diary? If so, how did you find it useful?