Through our daily lives we get distracted with different things so much that those things are perceived to be more real that our own thoughts and when some f*cking strong thoughts come, we might not know what to do with them and because of that our feelings are all over the place. If you ever felt like exploding because you couldn’t talk about something, you know what I mean.
To handle them, some experts recommend to “postpone” them so we can deal them later. Apparently it works, but what if we “forget” to deal with them later? I think that keeping a journal can help with this because we would feel more relieved.
Here are the benefits I can think of: first of all, we’ll get those thoughts out of our mind and we can view them in a different perspective. Also, writing them down “forces” us to give them a logical form. Secondly, we’ll see them out of our bodies and that thing alone creates a little sensation of freedom. Thirdly, keeping a daily journal fulfills that postponing experts talk about because we know we’ll deal with those thoughts later while writing them into our journal.
Through writing we’ll be training our mind to give a logical shape to those thoughts which is much easier to deal with compared with some shady thoughts.
Do you keep a journal? Why or why not?