Most of us are too busy going about our fast paced lives. This allows us very little time to ourselves. Reflection and introspection seem to be like things of the past. Maintaining a diary is a great way to step back and look around. Writing and maintaining a diary or a journal allows you valuable “ME TIME”. Recording daily events, thoughts and moods, important occurrences, self-observations, etc. help declutter and clear your mind and help you relax. According to us, writing daily is an absolute necessity for your mental health.
With this blog, we’d like to enlighten you on 7 Major Benefits of keeping a diary or a journal.
1. Keep your thoughts organized
Diaries help us to organize our thoughts and make them apprehensible. You can record daily events, thoughts and feelings about certain experiences or opinions. Noting down in a diary helps you declutter your mind of endless thoughts and worries. One feels light and good about themselves when thoughts are penned down onto paper.
2. Set & achieve your goals
A diary is a good place to write your goals, ambitions, aspirations and new year resolutions. By keeping them in a diary, you can monitor your progress and feel motivated to continue to focus on your next milestone! Research says written goals are more likely to be achieved as your brain registers and remembers written content the most. One may use a notebook or a diary to note their short and long term goals. At Scholar, we have both options for you to choose from!
3. Record ideas on-the-go
The benefit of keeping a diary is that you can record all of your ideas in one place anytime and anywhere. Whenever an idea comes to your mind, you can quickly jot it down in your diary. You can then revisit these ideas later on to look for new links, form conclusions or even get a fresh idea!
4. Relieve stress & gain calmness
Writing down your feelings helps you to “brain-dump” your anxieties, frustrations, and pains in a diary. This can help you to reduce and release any stress which you have accumulated overtime. Overall, expressing yourself in a diary is a good way to free up any tension that prevents you from feeling happy. It brings about a certain calmness that gives you the strength to keep going and get past your hurdles.
5. Allows you to self-reflect or introspect
Writing and maintaining a diary is a good way to stop, take a step back and reflect on ourselves. We can self-reflect on gratitude or what we did today and write it in our diary. Daily reflection can also be done at night before bed. We can look back at our life and think about how we’ve changed and what we can do to improve ourselves.
6. Boost your memory
Your brain is likely to store information that you have written down in your diary. Your brain will make stronger connections with the information you have learnt after you write them down in a diary, making it easier for you to recall in the future too!
7. Inspire Innovation
Writing in a diary is a great way to unleash your creativity. Everyone has the potential to be creative, just that most of us haven’t discovered it yet. Your diary is the best place to start exploring your inner creativity. Write down anything that comes to your mind. Let your imaginations run wild and record it in a Scholar Diary!
All said, maintaining a diary or a journal is therapeutic. As Tim Ferris, author of “The 4 Hour Workweek” says in his book, “Writing is the best therapy.” These are just a few of the many benefits of writing a diary, more popularly known as Journaling. Begin today and discover many more!
At Scholar, we have a wide variety of notebooks and diaries for you to explore. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to journaling or a serial writer. We have a ton of options, rulings and colours for you to choose the most perfect writing tool for yourself.