Everyone has low days, when the world seems to be rebelling against you, no one will listen, and everything turns out to be catastrophic. You woke up early because of troubling thoughts, and have been moody ever since, and with each passing hour, circumstances seem to steadily grow worse and worse, while you become more and more confused and frustrated. You feel like collapsing and ending the day, but it isn’t even half way through, and your thoughts are a jumbled mess of worry and gloom.
I have these terrible days, you have them, everyone has them. You can’t have life without bad moments, I know, but it truly is depressing when you cannot seem to gather your thoughts up, and no one has time to listen to your tale of woe; your parents are busy, while friends just don’t seem to understand. You feel like there is no one you can talk to.
This is when it is helpful to start a journal. You write down your feelings and pain, close up the note pad, and get a feeling that you just told someone your troubles. And the good part is, the journal can’t judge or criticize or tell on you like a person could, it can only keep your worries and analyses hidden from that within its pages. A little notebook can never be busy, so you are free to write down your anger or fears whenever you feel like it, without any pressure of what its opinion will be, or anything. It’s like having a conversation with yourself through paper. For when you talk with yourself, you don’t start fearing what you just said, and you would never wonder if you should have thought this way, because it’s a secret only you know about, with no mind but your own involved.
Keeping a journal gives you the opportunity to relieve yourself from stress that has been torturing you for a long time, and can let you reveal parts of yourself you never even knew existed. You can voice thoughts and ideas you have by writing them down in a journal, and you might find it much simpler to analyze them when they are merely written down on a sheet of paper in front of you rather than running them through your mind.
Journalism gives you a new clarity in your thoughts, and allows you to explore things you are truly passionate about, but always thought were too risky or foolish to pursue. It can be a silent friend when you have none. It can honestly be whatever you want it to be, from an enjoyable pastime to a tool helping you figure yourself out. It is something you can always count on, and comes in a variety of forms and uses for any personality; you are always free to come up with your own unique style if you don’t feel like following rules, too.
So read on to see more ideas and thoughts on this hobby!