Why You Should Keep a Personal Journal

Let me start by a confession. I, Mariam a.k.a Missie Popular, has never had a DIARY. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Mind you, I did my schooling through boarding schools (including an all girls school), and diaries were every where! Most evening were used for feeding in the daily information and events, on those diaries. Some girls had the pink ones with feathered pink pens, with the inside pages being adorned with hearty stickers and smiley emojis...A scene that just irritated me. 

Writing stories/novels was my thing! Oooh I could write such imaginative stories! Anyhow,that is a story for another day. Today,let's talk about the power of keeping a journal.

See,I came to realize that, writing real stuff down is very therapeutic and does something positive,to the way we live. I realized how the joke was on me, for laughing at those girls who couldn't sleep a night without putting things on their pink diaries. They new a secret that took me over 15 years to figure out.

Keeping a journal helps to Organize your thoughts and goals. By writing things down, you get to visualize things, get a different view and perspective, which in the long run keeps you organized and efficient. I had to learn this, the hard way

Now that I have started keeping a journal, I can see how easy it is to release stress through writing things down. As I relieve the daily challenges through writing, it feels like talking it out with someone who only listens,without judgement. This is more effective if you write both in the morning and before going to bed at night...at least it works for me 

They say, any woman who has ever gone through the motherhood phase, loses a bit on her memory range. Forgetting things is one of the side effects of pregnancy and it is real. But like any other muscle, the brain can be trained to regain its status, and journaling is a great way to boost and sharpen your memory. 

Last but definitely not least, journaling is a great way to self-reflect. Our realities are changing every second, things just pass-by too quickly...One minute you were in your prime 20's at Runways whining your.....and the next you are holding a baby while trying to send a board paper email to your supervisor. exhaustion is all we can relate to...But with keeping a journal, you are able to take a break, block the outside noise and reflect on what is happening in your life. It helps to self-check your mental and emotional status which is key to how you function at work and in your home.

Why a change of heart,you ask? Well, I saw the light...lol On a serious note, I have seen the difference it makes, when I write the true feelings that I go through in a day, rather than imaginative stories or creative content for social media. If you have never tried it, I highly recommend..Start writing a Personal Journal

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