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writing diaries - Do you think writing diaries improves personal growth?
India
May 7, 2009 10:13pm CST
I used to write diaries earlier but now haven't been able to continue.I believe writing a diary is good but some people don't see it that way. For them its just a waste of time. When I used to write I did find that I could go through the whole days happenings and study what I have done wrong or write during the day, this would help me improve the next day. Do you think writing a personal diary leads to personal growth? Please elaborate.
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
8 May 09
I've been keeping a diary for years now. I use it to keep track of what I've done and when, so that I don't have to rely on my memory, which is not all that good anyway. I can refer to it if I want to know exactly when I sent a particular letter last month, or when I recieved a particular phone call and what was said. I use it as an extension of my memory in fact.
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• India
9 May 09
well thats a perfect reason for keeping a diary...:)
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@paid2write (5202)
8 May 09
All writing has value and is never a waste of time, even if it is only read by the person who wrote it. I think diaries and journals are very good for gaining self knowledge, and in starting to write with feeling, learning how to use words to describe and record what happens in daily life.
• India
8 May 09
Hmmm...a good thought.Even thugh I practice that I didn't realise that it was happening.Thank you paid2write.
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• India
8 May 09
Writing might not improve writing skills, but it surely brings about a change in the person. They might write their problems down and find a solution by reading about the problem over and over. It usually happens that reading about something gives you a better understanding than listening or feeling. I used to write a personal diary, but I have stopped doing it because I keep all my things in my head where nobody dare touch it. bourne
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• United States
8 May 09
I do believe that keeping a diary helps to improve personal growth. By keeping a daily diary, you can review all the events that happen in your life, and how you reacted to them. Reading over previous entries can show you the growth that you have made, and what problems you need to work on because they re-occur. That being said, I have always been terrible at keeping a personal daily diary. Even when I was in school, before I had children, I would start one, write in it for a few days, then it would end up being tossed aside because I have forgotten to write in it, or I felt that what I would have wrote in it wouldn't be interesting enough to note. Then all of a sudden its months later and I haven't written a thing. If you could give me some tips on writing daily, or finding ways to make diary writing engaging so I can be too enthusiastic to forget it, please tell me!
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• India
8 May 09
You know what...this has been happening to me recently.I wish there could be a way to solve this problem.Hey by the way do you use the internet a lot? if you do then maybe you can download an diary software which could make writing a diary easier. You know, if you do find a solution to this problem let me know too.
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• United States
8 May 09
Thanks, but that solution wouldn't help me. I've tried that years ago. I was part of a website called LiveJournal (*not a ref link!* http://www.livejournal.com ) Here, you have the choice of writing in a journal and making it live (other members can view it, and it is considered a blog) or you can make it so only you can view it. I joined and made a few posts, but it was worse than trying to keep up with an actual journal. At least with the physical journal I had a notebook that I would see every now and again, and remind me to put an entry in. With livejournal, I didn't have anything to remind me, especially since I was using a work computer and couldn't set my homepage to go there. But its a great site and you might find some great use for it. I suggest you check it out.
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