“Spend three minutes writing diary every morning.” is a sentence abstracted from a new-published book Miracle of Morning Diary which advocates to keep diary every morning. A lot of well-known entrepreneurs, CEOs and politicians cultivated their ability of planing and execution through keeping diary, which help them create miracle of life.
Almost all of us once made up our mind to keep diary but few persist to it. Chiang Kai-shek（蒋介石）kept diary for fifty years. It has magic power to model a person or even model his life.
1. What do you think about spending several minutes writing diary in the morning?
2.Do you think keeping diary (no matter morning or evening diary)is a good habit? Why?
3. DIY a topic which should be related to diary.
One's experiences need to be recorded; similarly, one's life needs to be reflected. Diary keeping is such a thing that provides you with an opportunity to examine your inner world periodically.
I have kept diary for four years. When I review them page by page, it seems that the old time come back to live. And no matter the memories are sweet or bitter, they are precious treasures in our life. In other words, diary depicts a picture which records our growth course. It makes us believe that our previous experiences are not in vain.
However, what is worth of mentioning most is that diary keeping helps me cultivate the habit of introspection. I am used to writing something before sleeping every night. By reflecting what I have done in the day time, I can always find my shortages, such as the weaknesses of my personality and inappropriateness of my behavior. Gradually, after such self-examination, I find I am on the process of perfecting myself.
Furthermore, keeping diary requires persistence. At the very beginning, all people decide to do it, while months later, 1/3 are left. Can we say that keeping diary is a cause to model a better ourselves?
I believe I will keep this habit forever.
To be honest, I have a black memory about diary. Many years ago, I had the habit of writing diary expressively about the experiences with my ex-girlfriend. Unfortunately, due to careless custody, these diaries were dug out by my wife. Even though she didn’t “angry“ at me at that time, however, since that occasionally she's been unintentionally citing some words or name from the diary to gently warn me for something. In order to have a harmonous family, I have given up the habit of writing diary but turned to keep a personal journal of my short-term or long-term plan. In my view, keeping journal can have the benefits of clarifying the goals and simplifying the life.
A journal can help you to clarify your goals and will allow you to write about your achievements as well as your ideas. This allows you to see steps you have taken towards your goal and will allow you to see where you stand as well as how much further you have to go to complete your goals. Whatever goals you set for yourself, be sure that they are attainable and easily documented in your journal.
A journal is very useful in helping simplifying your life. We tend to make life much more complicated than it needs to be. We have appointments, body exercises, playing with kids and a million other things that we have to do on a daily basis. By carrying out ten minutes of your day and taking the time to sit down with a pen and a piece of paper it is amazing at how you begin to see what is really important in life. Take the time to describe your values, note your achievements and think of those things that you are grateful for in your life.
Keeping a journal is a marvelous and a safe habit.