Today is the first working day of 2021. Have you guys started working, or are you still in vacation mode? I finished my online classes in the morning. My aunt in the school has introduced us to a new concept called Diary Writing. Of course, it’s more like our daily journal writing, which we do at school. But it has more flexibility and more choices than we can use while writing.
When I told this to my mom, she told me that the Diary can act as your best friend, who always will listen to your inner thoughts. The things that you don’t want anyone to hear out, can be shared here. She also agreed to my aunt at school saying that it’s really a good habit to start our New Year. So, I went along with my dad to the book shop nearby and got myself a brand new diary. This is how my diary looks like. It has beautiful pictures of various important monuments across India. So, with the help of this diary, I am also finalizing the destinations to visit during our summer holiday break.
I can use this diary to note down all the important information about the Cricket game. There is also a calendar in this diary, wherein I can note down the dates of all the forthcoming cricket seasons in 2021. I am also thinking of learning all the essential aspects of cricket legends, which I will document here in this diary itself as my go-to book on cricket.
What about you, what are you going to write in your diary? My mom said, she would write about how she spent her day and her favorite quotes or poems in this year’s diary. My dad told me that he would like to keep a record of all his management and psychology learnings in this place. So this is how everyone’s diary is different.
Our aunt in the school told us that we can use this diary for the following activities too:
Daily Writing Prompts: For children like me who are starting our diary writing habit for the first time, the parents can give us daily writing prompts based on which we can write. It would help us in improving our creativity.
Personal Journaling: This is what my mom is going to do, capturing her personal journey throughout this year. She is going to capture her goals, aspirations and would keep working on achieving them
Project Journaling: This is what my dad and I will be using to keep track of our various projects.
Nature Journaling: My friend A in the school is interested a lot in gardening along with another aunt in the school. They both were planning to keep a record of their gardening activities.
There are other forms of diary writing, which capture people’s art and craftworks. Since I am not a person, who is into the arts or crafts, I am not planning to talk much about it. Also, my granny writes about all her shloka’s in her book. We can also call that diary the Shloka diary.
Keep a diary and one day it will keep you.
– Mae West
My dad told me that we can write these diaries online also, these days. But since, we are already spending so much time in front of the gadgets due to the online classes as well as watching a few videos. I think it would be best to write the diary on the original physical diary itself. It will give us more flexibility to decorate the page and showcase our doodling there too. What say, folks? Whatever format you prefer, it’s a good habit to start your new year. So why don’t you all start writing your diaries from today itself? Please let me know which diary format you have picked up and what you are planning to write there with me too.
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Diary writing is a wonderful habit. It becomes our best buddy to which we can pour our hearts out. I also started to write dairy in school. It develops many skills like creativity and also give us a vent.
well said Alpana. Thanks a lot
Diary writing is an excellent habit. I started to write diary when I was in school. Every kid should maintain a diary. They are your dearest pals. You can pour out you heart to them.
Thank you Alpana. You nailed our intentions very clearly. Thanks for dropping by
I really loved how you have written that how diary can be your bestie. My dad used to write diary too and I write diary too. It helps, it really does….
Thank you Monidipa..yes diary used to be my bestie during my growing up days
Diary writing habit is really good… It’s simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal is a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.
Thank you Monidipa. That’s precisely the reason why we introduced the diary to my kid. Especially during this pandemic, kids also need an outlet for all their emotions
Your post has reminded me my childhood days when I used to write daily in diary. I agree diary feel like a best friend and it is best way for kids to start learning write well and expressing themselves better.
Thank you Surbhi. Yes, Diary would take away the kids from gadgets. That is one more reason why we introduced Shrav to diary this year.
Nothing can be best than a habit of diary writing. I remember I started writing very late in my school time but couldn’t develop the habit later and stopped writing. Its a nice idea to develop creativity among kids in early age. Good.
Yeah Sonia. We felt that this is one of those good habits that we can inculcate in our kids at the earliest age itself.
Yes daily writing is a best friend. Keeping a diary will make kids be more creativity.
Well said Ruchita. Thanks a lot for dropping by
Interesting thought and i find the idea really good. I used to write a diary as a kid and encourage my son to write it as well.
Thank you Prerna. Yeah, most of us started using the diary in our school years itself. But with the advent of gadgets, the art of physical diary writing is slowly dying out.
I always turn to my diary when I need cheering up or simply for a free write. In fact, I learned to enjoy my own company by writing diary and immersing myself in my thoughts. It’s a great habit to have when growing up. Totally worth it 🙂
Thats so nice to hear Dashy. Thanks a lot for dropping by
Diary writing is a great habit. It is a kind of record keeping of ones life. Initially it may appear silly, but with practice diary writing will become an inseparable part of a persons life. Not only it may bring us face to face to our past events many years later, a diary well kept can be a source of material for writing books.A great habit indeed.
Thank you Abhijit. Yes, it really takes patience from our end to make the kids get used to this habit. But it will do them good in the long run
I discovered Journaling last year too. I mean I made it into a habit now. It is very helpful indeed. Happy New Year and happy journaling.
Thats so very true Jyoti. Nothing beats this habit. Thanks a lot for your warm wishes and Wish you a very Happy New Year too.
Journaling is such a wonderful habit! Nice to know that your kiddos school is encouraging them to keep a diary!
Thank you Shinjini. Yes, their school still believes in our traditional upbringing and tries to instill those good values.
Diary writing is a wonderful habit and I truly encourage that in my kids too.You can pour your thoughts without being judged.
Well said Swati. This kind of good habits needs to be inculcated at the tender age itself in kids
Diary writing is great but I wouldn’t want anyone to read my most private thoughts. How do you keep it away from others?
Yeah, that’s indeed a tough job. I used to change places almost once in two days when I was in school..
Writing at such an young age is commendable. Nicely documented by the mom through this blog!
Thank you Vasumathi
Keep the diary and one day it will keep you, this is so true. I have been maintaining journals since I was in school. It is like my treasure. Shrav has got his best friend and his secret keeper, I guess 🙂
Yeah Priyanka. That’s very true. We have to still keep pushing him so that he would get used to that habit
Go easy and the way you have been involving him, pushing him and partnering up with him in your blogging journey, I am sure he will learn a lot in near future 🙂
So sweet of you. You are also thinking in similar lines to me. We can’t force anything on these kids. I just introduce him to various experiences and then let him pursue them further, if he likes those experiences.
Yes, that’s right
Writing a diary is the best thing if one can get into that habit. I have tried writing it myself, but i fail to follow a routine for it. Your post encourages me to take it up even more seriously.
Yes Supriti. Well Said. We need a lot of persistence to keep up any habits
I also used to write a diary when I was small. I stopped a long time back but miss the habbit. I used to write about my daily thoughts. Miss my diary days.
Then start it back once again this year. Thanks a lot for dropping by
My daughter started writing dairy recently and she records her daily activities from school in a funny way. She was reading diary of a whimpy kid book and got inspiration from there. It’s a good habit though.
Oh that’s so sweet to hear Abha. Even my kid started reading Wimpy Kid this week. May be he will take inspiration from there and be consistent
We started with gratitude journaling this year but yes diary writing definitely is something that must also be incorporated into life.
Oh that’s a great idea Sindhu. Gratitude is one thing that has to be inculcated in all kids
We do gratitude journaling but I agree that diary writing should also be incorporated into the life
That’s so sweet Sindhu. Gratitude is one quality that we need to inculcate in kids
prompts are my favorite and I am always working on creating a prompt for my dairy and expanding it to express my true feelings. its a wonderful practice dear. learn the best things at this age and you will enjoy life in future
That’s a wonderful idea. Prompt journaling is really best
Writing daily journal is the best habit one can instill in his kids. It is really great to know that schools are taking initiative to bring this practice in kids. Well said “Keep the diary one day it will keep you” I truely believe in as I grew up following this habit.
Well said Archana. Thanks for reading
Aww he is a big kid now, keeping diary and all. Also a great habit at such a young age. I too started writing at a young age, it is a hobby that stays lifelong
That is a great habit and I am sure you have also inspired us by writing about it progressively. Well, I have got my diary too.
Wow, that’s so sweet to hear Siva. Thanks for dropping by
Diary writing is a great way to keep pace with your own life, Good to see Shrav wiriting. ver helpful post, I like the way the difference between the diaries of different people is portrayed.
Thank you Srishti for your sweet words.
Dairy writing and journalling is an important excellent habit to acquire. All the best, buddy!
Thanks a lot for your kind words Pushpanjali and for stopping by too
I have been maintaining a journal for over three decades now. It is indeed very therapeutic. And there is always a charm to go back and read the old entries. Sometimes reminiscing, and sometimes plain shocked 🙂
Well said Ritu. That’s what even I feel at times.
That’s such a beautiful post. I have kept Diary ever since my school time & till date i write everything in my daily diary routine. Its like having a cathartic secret keeping best friend.
Very true Pooja. Thanks for dropping by
Diary writing is an excellent habit. I wish i could motivate my child to do that . Every kid should maintain a diary.You can pour out you heart to them.
True Jyoti. Thanks for dropping by
Diary writing is the most relaxing activity. It gives you a feeling of best friend. I like the ideas on how we inculcate the habit of writing in kids.
Well said Bhawna. Thanks for dropping by
Diary writing/ Journaling is indeed a very good habit. If inculcated in children, it shall help them to jot their feelings, be it happiness, anxiety, anger or any other. Now-a-days, we have some great brands that have come up with innovative journals, encouraging children to pen their feelings down.
I personally keep a journal to pen my poems down or write about all the happy events in my life. It helps me especially when I am not in my best mood.
Wow, that’s so nice to hear Amritha. Yes keeping a diary is like having our own personal best friend. Thanks for dropping by