5 reasons why you should keep a diary

I've recently just bought myself a diary/notebook, to write down all my thoughts and feelings, upcoming events, lists and recipes. This is one of the recommendations therapists give you, as it gives you a time to reflect and the end of every day. I definitely recommend it for people suffering with depression/anxiety. Although people nowadays keep blogs or vlogs, and record their lives on social media, very few of us put pen to paper and write down our experiences. Why not try it?

 So why am I doing this? And why do I think you should too?

 1. You can keep yourself organised.
I always find I overbook things, forget certain dates or things I have to do. I find that having a book where I can write all these things - keeps me organised and with a less cluttered mind!

 2. You can record your thoughts and feelings. 
remember how things made you feel on certain days or in certain places, so your memory is more detailed.

 3. This is a kind of therapy after bad days.
Getting your feelings written down on paper feels much better than keeping them to yourself. It can also help you think about things more clearly, and maybe even help decide how you feel about things if you are unsure.

 4. It helps you maintain your positive mental attitude.
It's always good to write down a good thing you've done each day, or even a good thing about yourself each day - just to keep up the positive mind set!

 5. Gives you something to look back on. 
 In a year or so, you can see how you have developed as a person. Whether you've became more positive, more organised, or even more out-going.

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