I find writing a diary or journal incredibly helpful. They are keepers of memories, dreams, hopes, obstacles that we overcame, things that changed us, love, thoughts, and insights into our own souls.
Personally, I don’t write in mine religiously. But, it is one of the first things I turn to when I need to work something out or when I want to record an epiphany or something that made an impact on me. Getting my thoughts out of my head and onto paper helps me to see things more clearly. My diaries are the record of my inner, emotional life over the years.
Perhaps this is something you already do, or would like to start. Perhaps you might want to just write a gratitude diary, with 3 things you are grateful for at the end of each day. Either way, your life is worth recording and keeping a diary is a great way to get to know you: a little solitude, a cup of tea, and a pen and paper are a good way to start. You never know what you might find out about yourself.
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” – William Wordsworth