Improve writing and communication skills Writing, like anything else, improves with practice. When you write a diary every day, you are practicing the art of writing. And if you use a journal to express your thoughts and ideas, this will help you improve your overall communication skills. The benefits of keeping a diary are both personal and historical.
As we mentioned in our previous article, keeping a diary can help you manage anxiety. Even if you're not going through a stressful time, keeping a journal is an important way to record the stories of today's daily life for tomorrow's generations. After I liked to keep a diary, no matter how inconsistent it was, I started to accumulate more journals. Somehow I ended up with several, all intact or lightly touched.
Some say that buying books and reading books are two different hobbies. Well, the same concept applies to magazines. Have you ever searched bookstores, seen a great newspaper cover and decided you need it? Yes, so did I, except I was barely a decade old and somehow others had noticed the fact that I thought the journals were nice to look at, resulting in a popular gift for me younger. My lock and key diary with the words “stay out”, my bright pink diary that sheds fake feathers like fur on a dog that triggers allergies, and my magnetic diary that was similar to refrigerator poetry were sitting staring at me.
Telling yourself that you “have to” write in your journal can eliminate the feeling of enjoyment from practice if you don't plan sessions intelligently and realistically. No other diary will be exactly the same as yours, so it shouldn't be surprising that journaling habits are also unique to you. When they write daily in a journal about things that involve their needs, it helps them better manage problems. Travel journals are fun ways to remember special places, and fitness journals can keep track of your workouts and calories.
To find the right amount of journal entry for you, start by setting goals and becoming more aware of your feelings toward the journal. A study from Arak University of Medical Sciences found that keeping a daily diary contributed to a decrease in anxiety in women living with multiple sclerosis, and another study, through PubMed, suggests that keeping a diary can speed recovery for people with psychiatric conditions. When you write in a daily journal, your mental health improves, leading to improvements in your physical health. It may not seem that your physical health can improve when you write in a daily journal, but it has been proven that it can.
Being realistic about the amount of time you can write in a journal each week can avoid feeling unnecessary pressure that robs you of the enjoyment of keeping a journal. Work journals help you capture ideas and lessons learned (Dyson company staff keep journals of this type). If you want journal entries that are consistent and collectively tell a story, spontaneous journal entries that are separate and don't always pick up where they left off last time can push that goal away. Keeping a diary would be the most effective, but even if you only write a few days a week, you can benefit from the positivity it creates.
When you write in a daily journal, you can improve your anxiety because it helps you slow down and cope with your stressors at a more manageable pace.