Journaling is a powerful tool of awareness that helps to face all the challenges that arise, stimulating reflection.
Why keep a diary
Journaling is an extremely useful practice. Writing helps to rationalize and put black on white; it is often important to understand your thoughts. More than reflection, writing is important because it is already in the field of action.
Those who keep a diary actively face their own destiny by deepening self-awareness.
The free writing process, the stream of consciousness of joyciana memoria, allows one’s deepest self to surface and helps the acquisition of awareness.
Finding the time to write a diary is very important and will be a source of great benefits that will adequately compensate for the time spent.
Writing will in fact help to recognize and escape from the automatisms of our life and to connect body and soul thanks to the inevitable process of self-awareness that it generates.
Understanding each other in depth also helps to understand what one’s needs are and to follow them in spite of everything and everyone.
But how does it work? What are the steps to follow to start and benefit from this virtuous practice?
How to keep a diary
First steps towards self-care
First the tools. Journaling is an analog process. You have to abandon your phone and computer and go back to paper. You need a notebook, which is beautiful, and a pen with which it is pleasant to write.
The instruments you choose must be appropriate to your sensitivity and it is pleasant to have them in your hand.
The notebook you choose will be our companion for a long time, therefore it will have to communicate pleasant sensations to allow the relaxation necessary for the free writing operation.
Then you have to choose the time. Keeping a diary is an activity that requires time dedicated to it. Even just ten minutes a day, but it’s quality time.
You have to relax and have no interruptions to be able to freely dedicate yourself to writing
Beneficial effects of awareness
Journaling is an extremely beneficial activity that has many repercussions in daily life. It can be of great help in reducing stress and being calmer and happier.
An important effect that can be achieved is the improvement of self-confidence. Keeping a written record of every pleasant or happy event is important because rereading helps to put in the right light the negative events that bring us down.
Writing strength to have time dedicated only to yourself. A very important moment that helps to put the world in the right perspective by moving away a bit and helps to reduce anxiety and stress.
Journaling is a creative activity that helps express your inner self. Expressing oneself helps one to be freer and happier. The practice of free writing helps you to live your emotions better and more consciously.
Keeping a diary is an activity that, by reorganizing the past, allows you to face the future with greater confidence and awareness.
Journaling and psychology
Dedicate the evening to yourself
In light of all this, it is seen that it is really important to spend time on yourself. And what moment is better than the evening, when the day is over and if they can pull the strings?
Priceless is the time taken before going to sleep, in front of a relaxing herbal tea, with the diary in your hands.
Relaxing, reflecting, writing and then rereading is a virtuous habit that helps to end the day leaving the chaos of life behind. A magical moment all for us in which to discover our innermost desires and lay bare our soul.
Journaling is a cathartic path that, through writing, is sublimated in the new beginning sanctioned by the following day.
Journaling, as a powerful awareness tool, is also a common, but powerful, activity for entering the state of flow.
Often, I also use my planner as a diary to summarize what I did, what were the best moments to remember and to identify what were those moments in which I left the comfort zone and created something new.