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How to get the most out of writing a diary, according to a serial journaler

Liz Beardsell, who has written over 10,000 diary entries, shares her advice.

6/18/2021 6:46:00 PM

5 wise and wonderful tips for getting the most out of writing a diary from diaryshewrote_ TheCuriosityAcademy

Liz Beardsell, who has written over 10,000 diary entries, shares her advice.

.“Handwriting slows your brain down more than tapping away at a keyboard,” Liz adds. “When you hit the letters on your keyboard, you’re not necessarily thinking the words through, so handwriting allows me to connect with what I’m writing more.”Zoom in on details in your day

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If you’ve spent the day working from home with minimal plans, you might feel like you have nothing to note down in your diary. But, Liz says you should still try and write something every day because you never know where your thoughts might lead.“What I’ve found through my podcast, is that capturing tiny details throughout my day is actually what helps differentiate one day from another when I’m looking back,” says Liz, advising that there’s no detail too small to explore.

Liz recommends beginning your diary entry from the very start of your day, but there’s no pressure to track your day from beginning to end. You can zoom in on particular details and events if they feel more interesting to you and explore how they made you feel. headtopics.com

Try to write a little every dayWhile you’re getting into theroutineof writing a diary, Liz says you only need to set aside as little as five minutes a day to write your entries.“You can even bullet point thoughts and descriptions of your day if this feels more manageable,” she says, explaining that once you’re in the routine of writing, you can work your way up to writing for longer periods.

Liz uses A5 notebooks for her diaries and usually writes for about 15 minutes at a time, filling a page per day. “There are days where something really exciting has happened and I look forward to writing in my diary, so I’ll go to bed an extra hour early to do it,” Liz says. “But there are also more boring days and I never feel the pressure to fill a page. Sometimes, it’s just a couple of sentences.”

“Don’t put too much pressure on yourself,” is her advice. “If you haven’t got a lot to write, it doesn’t matter. There are going to be so many more interesting days in the future that you’ll be dying to write about.”Write alone and avoid distractions Read more: Stylist Magazine »

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