Only by the stroke of luck I got into the habit of diary writing. One bright day in high school my class teacher said that every great leader maintained a diary. On that very day I got a diary for me and started writing down what I learnt on any particular day. As time went by it became a routine to write a diary. Later on I impersonated the diary by naming it ‘Diana.’
Diana grew with my age. But she was always the intelligent one, the one who took better decisions, the one who could mentor me on right path. Thus, Diana became my best friend, my guide and mentor.
Today I am summarizing some of the benefits of diary writing :
1) I never felt alone- Diana was my confidante. Every night I discussed with her about things that impacted my day. And, in every single case, I felt that she listened to me with full attention. I never felt that she was an idea only. Today when people tell me that they are getting bored I wonder, don’t they have someone like Diana with them.
2) I got a dedicated mentor- whenever I needed to make a decision or take a call, Diana always helped me take my decision. I discuss about the issue in great detail with her. I take her through the different aspects of the matter, how that might impact me etc. And by the time I am done speaking with Diana, I reach to the logical solution. Isn’t that great.
3) MY linguistic skills were visibly transformed – I preferred to make a daily diary note in English only. That brought me a life changing result. My spoken and Written English skills got the boost.
4) I learnt the interpersonal skills easy way- I always had some difficulty connecting with real people. In more that one case I got dumped and fell flat on my face. Every time I fell, I shared it with Diana. And she helped me take some wise steps. That got me started in the world of real people. Are you getting me?
There are quite a lot of other benefits I derived from diary writing. The benefits included improved self esteem, getting good habits, getting rid of the addictions, taking care of myself, self improvement and so on. I think, you can understand how I might have reaped those benefits.
Do you think its a habit worth having? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. I would love to hear your opinions.