Diary-It's More than a Friend

Feb 19, 2010
Diary-writing is one of the finest ways to give vent to our feelings. We can analyze ourselves better by jotting down a few lines about ourselves on a daily basis. 

I cultivated the habit of writing diary when I was 12-year old. Of late I realized that this habit actually plays a very important role and has become an integral part of my life.

The fast pace at which we lead our lives gives us very little time to mull over our actions and their consequences. By writing diary we can give some quality time for ourselves and explore our own thoughts.

It can be one of the tools to keep a check on our schedules and appointments. Every night we can note down our achievements for the day and how well we have utilized the time. We can also verify whether we have executed all our plans successfully. Various survey results show that people who write down their goals are much more likely to achieve them than those who don't. Diary keeps us well in track with our goals.

Even if we have many friends each one of us need our own space. It’s not possible to share every minute thing with friends or anyone. A diary can be more than a friend. We can freely express all our feelings in it without any hesitation. But one must make sure that the contents in the diary are kept confidential.

Robin Sharma in his book’ Who will cry when you die’ has quoted a medical research finding that says writing a diary for as little as fifteen minutes a day can improve health, functioning of our immune system and our overall attitude.

We can be very sincere when penning down our feelings in diary. At times we can argue with ourselves which will show us the right path. We can even ask ourselves whether we have maintained all our important relationships or performed all our tasks to the best of our ability. On the whole diary helps us framing our dreams and prioritizing our actions.

Parents should encourage the children to write diaries. Its makes the child disciplined, honest and also ambitious in life.

Diary can also be considered as a road to our past. We can go through the pages even after many years and know how we had shaped our life during those days. Reading about some of the memorable moments of past written in our own handwriting is a pleasure and is sure to bring a smile on our faces.

by Veekishitha Arasa - Mangalore
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Comment on this article

  • Uday, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 08 2010

    It sincerely reflects how much you love yourself. For a person like me where i do routine work day by day, it is not worth recording it.   So i better not write anything.

  • ash, kudla/uk

    Tue, Feb 23 2010

    thkx for supporting me deepika

  • ash, kudla/uk

    Mon, Feb 22 2010

    hey its cool to write a dairy but I think now its waste of paper becoz we are into save the tree each paper consist lot of tree hidden in that soo arasa i think better then that is to write in mobile ÄN IDEA CHANGES INDIA" arasa hope you got the message

  • Deepa Dumblekar, Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 22 2010

    Agree with the idea of 'writing' a dairy in the computer. Convenient to record, easy to refer to, and saves a lot of paper. Needless to say, allows flexible editing.


    Sun, Feb 21 2010


  • Guru Shetty, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    Nice one Veekshitha....... All the best..

  • Shiva Shetty, Kateel / AUH

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    What a article, very nice Vikshita. All the best.

  • Yathiraj shetty, Mangalore kadri

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    Good thought.... nice you have taken an initative to share in Daiji world.... looking forward for more articles from you

  • alwyn dsouza, mglore/dxb

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    Its really a gud habit..due 2 security reasons & time saving purpose people can also write their diary in an excel or word file...as i do..

  • A.D'Cunah Shenoy, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    Living a normal life needs no diarising.

  • Larkins Dsouza, Surathkal

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    Diary writing is good way to keep track of life too. Modern version of diary writing is blogging..

    I blog on proffessional level. I run a military aviation blog. I guess I can't share the link here... cause I maybe marked as a spammer

  • Dheeraj, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    Nice thought, as per psychologists keeping a diary makes you happier and writing about feelings helps brain regulate emotions.

  • Antony lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    Its a nice and good thought which u gave by this writing. it may help the younger generation to keep an dairy and upload their daily achievements

  • teena, vamanjoor

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    very good vikshi i like it very much keep it up

  • deekshitha arasa, mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    very well written dear veekshi....

  • jay, mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    diary writing is a endangered habit hopeur article will help to save the dieng habbits in our youth great work veekshita arasa

  • Rohan, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2010

    A reminder to the e-generation of the long forgotten hobby.This would make the young to shift their free time from keyboard to pen and from monitor to the book.Well written....

  • vickyath shetty, mlore

    Thu, Feb 18 2010

    Good one veekshitha...

  • Edmond Fernandes, MANGALORE

    Thu, Feb 18 2010

    its a good thought & v true also. but if sum1 reads it, its kinda embarrasing... don't u think so arasa?
    some things are best left unwritten ?


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