Do you write a diary?

writing diary - a girl busy writing a diary
India
March 16, 2007 11:19am CST
I do write a diary, but not daily. Whenever i'm upset and feeling hopeless i resort to writing my heart out and try to feel better. This is what I wrote today: "Lately, I've been steadily drowning into the deep waters of sorrow and pain. Life is, as if, being too harsh on me. Fells like a bottle of acid is being poured over my heart, drop by drop, every moment that's passing by. My soul is wriggling inside my motionless body. My frowns are hurting the skin between my brows. Smile has slipped away from my lips. My eyelids are trying hard to lift the weight of melancholy. My conscious mind is still wondering what wrong I did, for what I'm paying the price..while my sub-conscious mind is showing me no beautiful dreams now!"Do you also at times feel the same way as i do? Do you prefer writing your heart out in your diary when you are upset or happy? or you write daily?
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@kaplya (1578)
• India
16 Mar 07
yes i write a diary. my parents encouraged me to write diaries since a young age. i think i got my first diary when i was 9 or 10 years old and since then i m in the habit of writing them!:) i used to do it daily in my teenage years but since few years i write things in it only when i m going through conflicts, or i m just so unhappy and depressed..it's the place to unburden my mind . like u i do feel upset many a times without any reason(or as it seems). funningly a friend suggested me "perhaps it's only because of the chemical changes in ur body during ur periods"...i m thinking about it!;) from ur diary it seems u r going through some emotional conflicts or u r not very happy with the ways things r going in ur life....but one thing i can say that try to have an optimistic view toward life..it would give u some better feeling even if in a small way..
• India
16 Mar 07
your response is appreciated very much. i already have started feeling better after going through your post. i don't know how your friend can give a funny suggestion like the one you have mentioned above. anyways, you take care!
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@healer (1783)
• India
16 Mar 07
It seems that you are having a hard time at the moment but hey this is life lets face it and give our best shot during our short stay on this earth. Anyway its very nice to maintain a dairy, i use to maintain when i was in college its so sweet to recollect those memories. There are things that has happened to be that was rude but now i realized that those things made me strong. Its always nice to maintain a dairy keep it up. Hope to get out of those muddy waters soon and have a good life and remember those are for your good only.
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• India
16 Mar 07
time is having its own pace and i know hard times too don't stay for long. when i was in college i used to put up in a girl's hostel where i was bullied and went through many rough phases. i used to write a diary then quite often and now when i turn the pages of that diary, even i feel the same way as you feel. i know those tough times have made me a stronger woman today. thanks for your response healer!
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• Canada
16 Mar 07
I have about 50 completed diaries, I started writing in a diary when I was about 12 years old for almost every day into my early adult years. Its been years now tho since i wrote in one. I started diaries for both my kids, commenting on their growth and the various things in their lives at the time I wrote it. I started them when i was pregnant, and I am hoping to give the diary to them when they either get married or have children of their own. Its nice (although I dont do it often) to go back over the diaries and pick a certain day and see how you were actually feeling. Its amazing how I can actually watch myself grow up just by the words and how they were written in the pages of a book written by me. I write about happy, sad, good times and bad. I didn't just write when i was feeling a little down, I also celebrated the good things that happened as well...Sounds like you are having a rough day today, I hope you can write happy times soon...and you certainly write your entries from the heart, your diary, or journal is written about you and TO you, to write from the heart is the best way to write always...
• India
16 Mar 07
50 diaries!!! that ain't no bad! its nice to hear that you clad all your different emotions in words and chain them down page after page. its like keeping a record of your life. i'm sure your kids surely will love going through the diary that you'll hand over to them. thanks for replying Rachelle
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24 Mar 07
no i dont write a diary.i agree with you that one feels lighter after writin his / her heart on the paper,especially when you dont prefer discussung your heart with anybody.i dont write my emotions in the diary cause i feel its like preserving your emotion for ever,that is whenever you open your diary and turn the pages you feel the pain to be fresh.
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• India
26 Mar 07
wow! what a thoughtful answer. i liked it. i know we need to move ahead in life and bury the past. if you got no one to listen to you and your emotions and you also don't want to preserve your emotions by writing it in the diary then to lessen your pain still, i got a solution.. you should go by the side of a beach, if possible, write your heart out and let the waters wash away all that you have written. see, that simple!
• India
16 Mar 07
hey, i do write diary but not daily. I do write only when i feel lonely and you know after writting dairy i feel i have just shared my sorrows with my best friend and you know whenever you share your sorrows they get halved.
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• India
16 Mar 07
frn, i agree with you.
@ichurn (611)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Yes, I do write my diary every night. I write my achievements for the day no matter how small it is... MY victories over simple and big obstacles.. it is good to count the blessings I receive before I go to bed and write them in my diary.. In this way, I get detached from them and start clean the following day.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 07
Yes, I keep a daily diary which I write in every night, about my experiences, how the day went how I felt, it was especially important when I suffered with depression it helped a lot and it was therapeutic I express a lot of stuff more by writing than by talking. It also helps me to remember key dates, important things that have gone on in my life and positive stuff which I can reflect on. I've been writing diaires off and on for most of my life.
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@karvin87 (1034)
• India
19 Mar 07
I used to write a diary...it was in past when i had noone around me. writing a diary helped me a lot come over my grevneces and lead life again. the best part ~~ i still go back to it and read what i had returned helping me reinspire my self to work and fight the world. I stopped writing recently cos of time and other work commitments but yeah if not daily , i do it once a while and just sum up my life,my thoghts, my experience in it ..so that in futr i can again come back n get inspired! why u intosuch tensed emotions??? i feel wirting our heart out is wat writing diary means!
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@kaka135 (14087)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 07
I used to write diary, but not daily too. I like to write down what had happened to me, or write down my thoughts. Last year, I started to write all these in my blog. Although blog is a public journal, it's a way to communicate with others. Sometimes, I need feedback, or I need reminder from others. If you are not satisifed with your life now, do something about it. I do not know what'd happened to you lately, but I believe it's your choice to pick what kind of life you want. Just read this quote recently "Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be." I totally believe in this. I believe we can do something to change our lives to be better. Though something is not in our control, you still can make some changes for those we can control. As some people said, we can't change the facts, but we can change our thinking. It depends how you view it. I believe after you've gone through this, your life will be brighter. Don't stop believing in your dreams! ^_^
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
I do have a diary - the real paper kind. But I only write in it when I am really depressed. So my entries are very far apart and I am glad.. because this means I am not very depressed too often...
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• China
17 Mar 07
Yes, i have the habit of writing a diary. I picked up this habit when i was about 13 years old. Now every time i feel something sad or something happy i will choose to write a diary. Cos i think too many times others cannot share the same feeling with me and they cannot read my mind through. What i can do is to write a diary, keep the secrets in mind. I can find myself in a diary.
• China
18 Mar 07
it is a good habit to write diary every day.i hope i can have this habit,but usually i can't persist in doing it .i lack the spirit of perseverance.i should learn from you .
• United States
17 Mar 07
I've kept a journal ever since I can remember. It's scattered. Some days I just don't get around to it. Other days surprise me with the eloquence I've displayed. There are times when I look back and say, "Did I write that!?" I think the most powerful entries were in the form of poems. There was a time in my life when I thought NO ONE could possibly understand what I was going through. I'm sure we've all had that experience. Being an only child and traveled from fostor home to fostor home, when I was younger, kind of warped my way of thinking, I'm thinking. Here's an example of something I might have written. These scars nobody sees, will free me someday to launch myself to the skies of opportunity These threads that weave themselves up and under my mind have imprisoned me to think and feel as a thing hunted These dreams scream at me to believe in something of more essence than simple freebies would have us believe These tears don't wipe easily away, now that they are layered with years worth of moral decay. Why can't I leave? Why must I stay? Is it hope that binds me to this life? And if so, why all the strife? Am I to be some example for others to laugh and mock rife with the bruises and gashes of stone and rock? Just let me be at peace. This is all I ask. Peace to be me or peace to drift away for an eternity's stay.
• United States
17 Mar 07
Practice holding just positive thoughts in your mind. If something negative enters, wipe it away and try to replace it with a cherished memory. The best way to do this, I've found, is to write down some memories that really made me smile. I read them over and over, until I have the list locked in my head, and then, I close my eyes, slow my breathing, drink some hot tea, and let my mind wander. If it tries to bring stressful images to me, I just shoo them away and replace it with one of those ready-made, good-time memories! Try this for a few days and see if you don't have a positive and uplifting experience to report to us, next time! smile Have yourself a good day, and remember that it's not what happens to you, but how you look at it, that counts.
@sweetlady10 (3619)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Iused to write diary daily when I was in high school. After high school the habit of writing diary has gone. But it was a good habit. It is good if you can continue with witing a diary. I am sorry to hear taht you are going through a hard time. Hope you feel good soon.
• India
21 Apr 07
Thanks sweetlady. i'll take your suggestions!
• India
16 Mar 07
first of all i feel for u urvashi that you are feeling so, welll it has happened with me also many a times when i have felt may some wht like that only and yeah even i used to write diary but few months bak i burnt out my all diaries to be exact 5 in number. y i did so i dont know but one thing is thier since doing that i have stopped writing
• India
16 Mar 07
i don't know why you burnt all your diaries, i can only guess that there would have been good reason behind it. living life is tough. how i wish i can go back to my childhood days using a time-machine. but i guess good times will come someday. thanks for writing in.take care.
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@aweins (4203)
• India
17 May 07
I use to write diary when i was not married but after marriage, i have stopped. no use now. i share my heart with my hubby now which i was sharing with my diary before when i was unmarried. i was writing everything in it, now i tell everything to my hubby. i think it is a better choice than before.
@lankie (478)
• China
5 May 07
Diary is a good place to confide your trouble to.I do feel upset sometimes and have diary writing a way to get away all the sorrow and upset since it is useful and helpful for me.Most of the time, i write diary in english ,i write down everyday life whatever the thing is about what. i am keeping writing and i consider it a good memory when i am old and can take it out to recall my young period.
@kpbhuvana (392)
• India
1 May 07
i too write diary when i am sad and lonely. I used to feel all alone at time and would like to write my sadness in diary. I would feel bad about my husband when he leaves me alone to go out with his friends, I used to write harsh words about him for letting me alone. But when my anger loosens and when i read the things i would feel funny.
@ydiwan (448)
• India
2 Apr 07
Yes i write in a diary and my diary is kind of my true friend cos it know more then even my best friend cos in a my diary i can write whatever i feel and whatever i have in the entire day and yes i even mention the sinister things in my diary which i have done and some of them is are too embarassing to mention and yes i bear my soul out to my diary and tell it everthing whenever i am hurting or i am happy i tell her everything about everyone involved in my life and yes it helps me calm down as well and de-stress from the whole days work as i can yell scream and take shots at people with whom i might not be in a position to punch grins and at the recieving end mostly is my boss lol i can even rip his balls off in my diary and no one is gonna scream at me lol guess u have my answer
@nill_07 (1104)
• Bangladesh
21 Mar 07
I am glad to know that you also write dairy.And absolutely you have writ down me on your page.Every single moment in our short life is valuable.These word will keep trak for this moment.......& so on. But in our every day life is full of joys & sorrowes. Sometimes unfortunately(unfortunately is not absolutely right) we have to pay a lot for our previous on that is exactly opposite in our mind. Worng company chossing may occur a great reason for sour moment & for this we are personally guilty & we must to be pay for it. Since personally I contain the feelings of glorious,exicited moment & I make decission fully lonly about this so only I have to be pay for my wrong decission.Whatever about me...How are you writting about every single moment of your life on your dairy?
@karen_24 (320)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
yup...before i always have a diary...i wrote there all my eperiences and crushes and the enjoy moments in my life and its fun......