Diary writing. Sounds so old-fashioned, something that a 19th Century person would probably do.
The habit of keeping a diary might seem obsolete, but this is a habit that many great writers had promoted, Franz Kafka, being one of them.
Kafka began keeping the diaries at the age of 27, as an attempt to provoke his stalled creativity and kept writing in them until 1923, a year before his death.
Franz Kafka’s diary “The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923” published after his death gives a detailed description of how Kafka got ideas for his works, his thoughts, details of daily life, casual observations, and many more.
Maintaining a diary and is one of the best things to do for self-care. It is an intimate affair between you and your diary. You open your pure heart out and talk(write) to your diary.
DIARY-WRITING IS GOOD FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Life is full of turns and turmoils and it is the absolute truth. We can’t run from it. And many of us feel insecure to share how we feel or think with others. A lot of things go around us and some things make us sick, we want to share it with others but hesitate to do so which in return makes our mental state insane.
Dairy writing helps in this situation. It helps to write our heart out without disclosing it to others. Once we complete writing our feelings and emotions, we feel liberated and peaceful. It helps in restoring mental sanity.
WRITING HELPS BEING CREATIVE
Diary writing helps you write down your feelings and emotions in a simple and unfiltered way. You describe every minute of your experience, what caused it, how you felt, your thoughts, etc. This habit of writing down makes you creative. You adapt yourself to writing creative pieces. You become creative. You get empowered to write beautiful, emotional, and thoughtful content.
YOU BECOME CLOSE TO YOURSELF
It happens many a time and to many of us that whenever something unimaginable happens we get so much affected that we do not accept it. We run from our reality.
Having the habit of writing down diaries, you get to pen down your suffering. While writing down you think about the event in detail, you observe things while writing and slowly you start accepting it.
This brings you close to yourself. Writing helps you to dive deep within yourself and explore your inner self.