I found this article on the Guardian website really interesting. Research has shown that there are benefits to keeping a diary, especially for people going through difficult periods because it helps the brain to process difficult emotions and deal with trauma.
I’ve kept a diary for a number of years: when we were travelling it was great to keep a log of what new adventures we experienced each day, what new foods we sampled or people we met and I continued writing when we came back to the UK, including exciting ideas for stories. However, I’ve noticed that, despite keeping my dairy religiously from the beginning of the year, I always seem to lose interest/motivation around September or October. It seems that just as the weather turns dull, so does my brain! However, I think I need to give myself a shake and get writing!
Do you keep a diary? Has it helped you? Do you keep a writing diary?