There are not a few people who choose to create and use diaries for various reasons. People keep journals because they feel there is something important enough in their lives to keep track of. However, one's definition may differ from another's perspective. Although many keep a diary for personal satisfaction, others use it for professional purposes in order to keep a historical record for posterity.
Below is a list of reasons why people may choose to keep a journal, and why you should too.
To get your work life in order
Whether you work as an employee or as a freelancer , keeping a diary with a detailed record of your tasks, your payments, your future plans will free your hands and you will be able to organize your life better.
To record and remember important events in your life
This is perhaps the primary reason diaries are kept. A diary can be a valuable tool in determining many things about past circumstances and events. You can view recorded history as an accumulation of diaries recorded by historians. The previous records are all we have to go on when we want to know the story. If they are wrong the results can be disastrous.
To honestly express your thoughts and feelings
Many people reflect and like to reflect on past situations and events. Writing down thoughts and feelings will help others understand why you do what you do along with past experiences that may have been either pleasant or unpleasant.
To gain healing psychic release
It often helps when we communicate our feelings and problems to others. A diary can provide an acceptable alternative to verbally expressing your beliefs about people, places or events that have happened in life. The act of writing is also therapeutic because writing problems on paper is an active practice. Every time you write problems down on paper or say them out loud, you release frustration naturally.
To have better self-reflection
You reflect on past mistakes to avoid repeating them in the future. Sometimes people see journaling as an honest written self-assessment of situations you may have been involved in, problems you faced, and the steps you took to solve them.