How do I start the habit of writing a Diary

How do I start the habit of writing a Diary?

A blank notebook is full of promise.
It’s an opportunity to reflect, to create, and to express yourself.
When looking at a blank notebook it’s almost impossible to resist the temptation to grab a pen and begin filling its pages.
Opening a blank notebook to write in, can be terribly exciting and after a couple of minutes, can become increasingly frustrating as you don't know what to write in it.
Here are some ideas that will get your creative juices flowing!
This made me smile today:
This made me think today:
This is something I wish I had done differently today:
This is something I learned today:
This is the good I did today:
Visit Kashmir.
Go to Sunburn, Goa.
Go to Paris.
Take the family to Disney World.
Write a novel.
PS: We make some amazing unruled diaries.
Check them out here: Jai Dev .
Thank you for A2A.
Now this is an interesting set of sub-questions.
So let me share my experience of diary writing with you.
Firstly, let me confess that I write my diary 'on and off' basis i.
e.
90% times of days I write, 10% days I skip.
The reasons maybe lack of time or sheer boredom.
But I do write my diary as and when possible.
Where do I start writing my diary? Write it on a medium which you are comfortable with.
If you love using pen and paper then buy a pocket sized small notebook (not for the sake of carrying it in your pockets all the time, but at times it does motivate to jot down things that strike you out of blue.
) If you are a tech savvy then download a diary writing app for your Android/iOS phone and start typing.
What to write? I assume you may find it difficult to fathom what to write.
Starting in the morning, how about jotting down the dream you had overnight.
Try writing with elaborate details like the scenario, sitaution, the way you felt in the dream.
While at bed time, you can always write about your daily happenings, about a random thought that struck you during the day, about something unusual that you faced or about the feeling when you saw your crush smiling at you.
How to make diary writing interesting? Try developing a secret language consisting of 26 alphabets ans number symbols.
Write your diary in your developed language.
And when you feel like reading just decode them.
What to write on the first page? Consider writing something motivational.
For eg: Only the worthy can go through the contents of the diary.
Or something like this, This book contains the secret to making your life awesome.

Hope this helps you out.
Wish you all the best in writing the diary.
Peace, Poetry and Power.

Hope that helps!

Habit of maintaining a diary or journal is highly rewarding.
There are so many advantages.
But very often, our motivation wears out in short time and we are left with a blank empty diary staring at us, laughing at us, mocking at us for our futile efforts.
This can be dangerous situation because it can propel you to question if you can’t even maintain a diary, how you can, in God’s name, even think of managing your life which is mostly chaotic and difficult.
So, before you commit to this ‘tedious’ job, take a moment and think of all the reasons.
Rather pick up your favourite pen and a small piece of paper, jot down all those reasons.
If you find this exercise difficult, a journal isn’t for you.
At least for now.
As I said before, maintaining a diary has many benefits, both short term and long term.
I am listing a few.
Short term benefits:
1.
It can be a good means of catharsis.
Throughout the day we experience various highs and lows- sweltering heat, deadlines, parties, presentations, assignments, meetings, secret crushes, despicable colleagues, rants of your boss to name a few.
However, we have a little time to reflect on them.
Sometimes, we don’t have close people to share these.
A dairy can be a good way out.
She is patient and unbelievably good listener.
You don’t have to worry about your secrets, they are safe with her.
2.
It allows you to plan and organize your day.
Your productivity invariably rockets up.
If you keep a calendar with the diary [most diaries have an attached calendar], you can mention important deadlines and keep track of those.
Also, in the beginning few pages, there are [usually] provisions for all the significant details.
These come very handy in times of crisis.
3.
It lets you introspect.
It acts as a reality check sometimes.
You ponder about questions which haunts you.
You pen down your goals, ambitions and aspiration.
Many researches show that this exercise significantly increases the chances of accomplishing them.
Long term benefits:
1.
It improves your writing skills.
Overtime, you learn to organize your drifting thoughts and capture them on the paper.
2.
You build a Memory Bank where you save all the memories.
This is the reason I started diary writing in my 9th standard.
Because at that time, I realized that I remember only a few things from yesteryears and there was no way I could relive them.
[We didn’t have camera phones at that time.
] A diary can be your Memory Bank too.
Reading your diaries after a few years will take you to a different world.
You will see your grand past unfold before your teary eyes.
And at that satisfying moment you thank your earlier-you for his/her time and efforts.
I think I have covered all the important reasons and hopefully one or more of these will appeal to you and steer you towards diary writing.
Now, I am assuming you want to commence this diary writing.
Keep these things in mind.
1.
In the initial year(s), do not buy a very bulky diary.
You don’t have a lot to say in the beginning and a large part of the page will be left empty if you choose such a diary.
It can seriously put you down.
Once you build your habit, it will not be a problem anymore.
2.
There is no format as such for diary writing.
Be creative.
Just be readable for the sake of future-you.
3.
Don’t be restricted.
You do not have worry about anything.
Don’t bother about handwriting, your sometimes crazy thoughts and your level of English [it could be any language you’re comfortable with] or choice of words.
Write whatever comes to mind.
With time, you will get better.
4.
Don’t beat up yourself when you miss your diary entry and it’s completely alright to forget.
You can fill that in the next day.
Or you can be a little creative on that blank page.
5.
If you’re traveling, do keep your diary with you.
6.
If you run out of a page [there is usually some allotted space for each day], you can add pages.
If you like paper cuttings, drawings etc.
you can add them too.
Remember, it is your diary.
DO NOT shy away.
7.
You can name diary if you want.
You don’t have to, though.
[For some people choosing a name is too difficult.
Just call it ‘diary’ then.
Like Anne Frank, you used to begin her entry with Dear Diary, My Dear Diary and Dearest Diary etc.
] If you are uncomfortable to treat it like a person, treat it like your workbook, record book or notebook.
8.
When you feel you’re not writing your diary regularly remind yourself again why you started in the first place.

Get a diary.
Write stuff in it daily.
Done.
You go though so many emotions each day and not all of them find a release.
If you want to cultivate the habit of writing a diary, you should do either of two things-
either journal things as they happen
OR
journal things at the end of the day.
When you write things as they happen, you record your instant reactions to things.
You may feel hostile, insecure, sad, depressed, happy, excited, anything.
It helps you in cooling off in situations when emotions start boiling inside you.
It is almost instant relief.
The entries are usually short but worth it.
You may also chose to write at the end of the day.
That way, you get a little more peace and time to contemplate on situations.
It helps in building lasting lessons in life and also understanding that not everything that caught your attention deserves your time.
You CAN DO BOTH.
It really helps.
Do it for 7 days.
You will cultivate a habit soon.
Super Tip- don’t type, WRITE.

Contrary to the others, my opinion is little different.

To start writing a diary
.
Instead
Do it for a month and you will get addicted to writing diary.
Trust me, a diary looks like a simple notebook but it is box of memories.
so start creating one, Good luck.
.
:)

Diary writing is such a good habit.
It helps so so much to control unnecessary content from your life.
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I am answering this because even I have cultivated this habit in me and I know it's importance.
It really helps.

Now brief on how you can cultivate this habit :
why?? Because this way, you will get encouragement in writing.
We attract for What looks beautiful.
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.
:)
2.
Get up early, thank god for new day and plan for what you going to do today.
Get your diary~ write thank you note for god and then your plan for day
I assume, by writing diary you mean to write everything that happens in a day.
3.
before you go to bed, look and tick mark what you able to finish from the tasks you assigned to yourself and what is still remaining.
This will help you to grow within yourself.
this is what I follow, I hope this will help :)

Mark the first entry.
Log the date at the top of the page so that you'll know when you wrote the entry.
Consider giving your entry a title, like "Captain's Log," or addressing it with something like, "Dear Diary.
"
Start writing about your day.
Don't think too much about what to say.
Start by writing about your morning, or about whatever first comes to mind.
Write about the most exciting thing that happened today.
Write about your friends, or your classes, or your crush.
Let loose! Pretend that you are writing this to a close friend, or to someone that you trust a lot.
Your diary is your space to write about everything that you are thinking, good and bad.
Don't worry too much about what you write.
The important thing is that you start writing.
Explain your relationships with people.
In the first entry, when you mention people, write what relationship you have with them.
This way, when you read back over your diary in years to come, you'll know what all of these people meant to you at this point in your life.
Keep writing.
Just write down whatever comes to mind, no matter how silly it sounds.
Filling your diary isn't about making everything sound perfect.
It's about getting out all of the words that are inside of you!
Sign off.
When you are done writing, include a few lines to end the entry.
If you are writing "to" your diary, then you might end the entry as you would a letter: by signing your name or initials.
You don't need to write anything special at the end of the entry, but it might help you feel that you have finished.

I have a habit of writing or let's say maintaining a relationship with upmost honesty with my diary(MJ.
.
to make it more personal I named my diary)).
.
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the first step to cultivate this habit is to know the purpose behind keeping a diary
If the purpose would be like my friend has a diary so i should have or something on similar lines then i would advise you not to write at all.
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If at all the purpose is solely genuine then go ahead you dont require much inspiration or motivation.
If you are new to maintaining a diary i would suggest you to go slow.
you can start with buying a personalised diary .
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it actually depends on what you want to write about or like your interests
the next one is to decide what you want to be written in it
it maybe a simple scheduler that you use as a check list or can be used to write deep dark secrets of your life that you would never share it with anyone
the most important thing is to personalise your diary by making it more human than a thing
treating your diary as a human being not only makes it more real but it gives you an assurance that there is someone to listen to you when the entire world is against you.
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It can be done by being honest with what you write,or maybe as simple as giving it a new name
the next one i would go with would decide how frequent you would want to write
i would suggest you to even keep a special place at home or somewhere where you can sit peacefully and write .
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some people like to write everyday and few write occasionally and few like me write when they feel like writing
i have heard people using different things to decorate their diaries
some use stickers poems motivational words scribbles sketches etc etc to decorate their diary
i use memorables like movie ticket photographs and few choc wraps this and that to safe guard them in it.
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mostly i would go with one color as a student i use black the most
you could possibly use different colors that dipict your mood when you write .
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this not only look colorful but you ll gett to read best memories when you want to
most people stop writing because they think people would get to read them
so if privacy is your concern get yourself a diary with a lock thats easily available or you could possibly use a digital diary…but nothing can replace the handwritten notes at any point of lifetime

Mark the first entry.
Log the date at the top of the page so that you'll know when you wrote the entry.
Consider giving your entry a title, like "Captain's Log," or addressing it with something like, "Dear Diary.
" Include where you are and how you are feeling: e.
g.
"8/12/2016: on the bus, feeling nervous.
" You will probably read back over this diary at some point in the future – so give your future self a few points of reference to jog your memory.
Start writing about your day.
Don't think too much about what to say.
Start by writing about your morning, or about whatever first comes to mind.
Write about the most exciting thing that happened today.
Write about your friends, or your classes, or your crush.

A diary is a way of keeping track of your memories, but it has other benefits as well — diaries are good for your creativity and mental health, and they can even help you become a better writer! To make diary writing a part of your daily life, focus on getting in the habit of writing and being creative!
Many people like to keep their diaries with them wherever they go, in a pocket, purse, or backpack.
This way, you can write in your diary any time you have an idea for something to write about.
Many people find it helpful to choose a specific time to write each day.
Common choices include right before bed or first thing in the morning.
Either option gives you an opportunity to reflect on the previous day.
Diary writing is for you, not for anyone else.
When you write in your diary, don't worry too much about the rules of spelling and grammar or how other people might judge what you write.
Some days, you may not have much time to write, or may just not feel like it.
In such cases, it's okay to do a short entry using just some bullet points about events or thoughts you had that day.
Source: Wikihow
I hope it was helpful.

The easiest way to develop the habit of Diary writing is to get yourself to like it.
Diary writing can be a very effective tool to organize your thoughts and understand yourself better; but most people look at it as a tedious job and eventually give up on the idea.
However, Diary writing is an enjoyable process if you do it right.
When there's no one to listen to you, when you're afraid of being judged or when you have a secret you want to express but not with anyone in particular, your Diary can prove to be your most trustworthy friend.
It introduces you to your innermost thoughts and feelings.
One way to get yourself into the habit of writing is by freewriting.
Freewriting is a simple but effective technique of writing that allows you to express yourself without inhibition.
When you freewrite, you just start writing whatever it is you're thinking at the moment.
Start anywhere, even if it's “I don't know what to write about,” and let one idea flow into the next.
You don't have to stop and worry about your spellings and punctuation.
Doing this tends to break the flow.
It's like broadcasting your thoughts live– on paper.
You don't have to aim to write a profound, well constructed essay everytime you open your Diary.
It just needs to sound like you, and more often than not, it turns out to be something special and unique.

I write diary everyday and it's became a daily habit for me, at first when I started there were moments like were I felt like it's a drag.
Through my experience I think this are points which should be kept in mind while writing diary to make it fun.
Don't take it as misson, like I've to do this it's necessary like that.
There's no purpose behind writing diary, everyone keeps diary for there own reasons, for there own satisfaction, it's something that you do it cause you like it not for a reason.
If you think of as a mission it'll soon get boring
Don't write everything that happened to you on that day, a diary is like a good friend and you don't share every little stuff with your friend, try writing the moments which has some feelings attached to it.
Write diary with a free mind write whatever thats comes in your mind no matter how bad it is, if nothing comes then it's not necessary to force it done
Don't spend too much time with it just 15 minutes a day is enough
Don't think too much about grammatical mistakes, when I read my diary some times I literally Lough at myself for making such trivial mistakes.
But it's a good thing if your making grammatical errors that means your having fun.
Also persistence is good thing at first it might feel like a pain to write but keep writing and after some time it'll become a natural thing for you.

Writing a Journal is a wonderful habit! It helps you unwind and add all your thoughts in one place! In retrospect, you can even think about how stupid or wonderful you were in certain situations!
Writing a journal is such a good habit that it helps you to control your emotions in tense situations by jotting them down on a piece of paper.
Simply put to start a habit of writing, you need to buy a
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