"The habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments. Never mind the misses and the stumbles" - Virginia Woolf
Do you want to beat stress and get your inner creative juices flowing? Then, maintaining a journal might be the ideal thing for you to do.
Many famous and influential people in history had the habit of keeping a detailed journal of their lives. This served two main purposes: a permanent record for posterity and a cathartic release for the people writing them. Even if you do not feel the need to keep a journal, try to keep one, as writing a journal has many benefits and is also an immensely enjoyable experience.
The Huffington Post listed 10 surprising benefits of keeping a journal. Some of these are, stretching your IQ, achieving goals, emotional intelligence, improving communication skills and sparking creativity. Thus, although keeping a journal may seem like a simple task, it can make a big difference in your life.
Some of the famous books featuring diaries are: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney and Z for Zachariah by Robert C O’Brien.
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