A Journaling History

Journal /ˈjərnl/ noun — A daily record of news and events of a personal nature; a diary.

Diary /ˈdī(ə)rē/ noun — A book in which one keeps a daily record of events and experiences.

Journal and Diary are the exact same thing. It’s a book that an individual maintains a daily record at personal nature. An individual opens their eyes to their personal lifestyle by the purpose of their own writing. Many individuals have their own preference of style when it comes to journaling. Journaling comes from a long way.

In the past centuries journaling was first used to jot down ideas. Later on, many famous people including writers use it as part of their careers. Notable people, including Leonardo de Vinci, Anais Nin, and Sylvia Plath have their journals published. Journaling was used during World War II. Young writer Anne Frank used her diary while her family were in hiding. Her diary was published after her death. Many diarist like her were inspired by others to journaling.

Many people living with mental illness used journaling as part of their coping skills. Many therapists suggest their patients to use a journal. Writers like Susanna Kaysen and Sylvia Plath journal while in treatment. It’s also a part of their coping skills. Journaling is a course of therapy.

Technology has been risen. Many people journal on computers, tablets, and smartphones. There’s others who set off a blog for journaling. There’s lots of apps for journaling.

Journaling can be different on any soul. It doesn’t matter how anyone can journal. Journaling has so many good moments and also so many aspirations.

Originally published at myjoyousfeature.wordpress.com on October 6, 2016.


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