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  1. I started a diary six months ago. I record interesting moments from my life. I start like this, for example, Day #1 (day is like a chapter, it can include a description of several days), then I insert a quote (from a song, book, etc.) as a thesis that most accurately describes my feelings or the situation I find myself in. Then I write the date. Then I begin the story. Each time I introduce something new. I tell you about a particular person. I recently started analyzing my dreams.I used to think that keeping a diary was a girly thing. And in general, why is it needed? Later, I found out that many famous male personalities had their own personal diaries(Nicholas 2). Sometimes you forget what you did two or three weeks ago. It is the diary that helps out in such situations. And in the end, after many years it will be interesting to read what you did there))

  2. I kept a diary as a teenager. She mostly described the event and my attitude to it. I recently started a dream diary, then accidentally deleted the program, but I didn't make a resevny copy, and so far I've lost the desire to record my dreams.�

    However, at the moment I am writing a book, something like a memoir, that is, a diary, but not of the present, but of the past. It helps me kill two birds with one stone, the first is that I try to understand the real me, the second is that I perpetuate what I can forget with age. Format: life stories, my attitude to them, sometimes mixed with an analysis of my current experience. The main principle is honesty. I'm not shy about the words: “ashamed”, “bad”, “framed”, “I wanted to cry”, “happy”. I try to describe my experiences as clearly as possible, choosing my words carefully, even when I try to convey the smell I remember. And I notice this feature for myself: what I write down-it kind of dissipates, stops pressing on me, but other memories come up and spin, spin in my head until I write them down. Such is the therapy. By the way, it helps perfectly when something disturbs: problems in the family, with the second half, and so on – the brain seems to be cleared: I talked to the paper and it's already easier.

  3. I personally justify having a diary for many years of graphomania. I write all the time. I must say, a good way to organize your own thoughts.

    The standard model: something happened in my life, something that particularly hooked me, and actually my reflection on what happened. Sometimes I sum up what I have written and assume further developments.

    Sometimes, you just want to write something down, think about some unexpected thought or event from the past. As a rule, such records come out crumpled, empty, because there is no clear plan, and you constantly jump from thought to thought. Moreover, recently I realized that the craving for writing appears if something really happens.

    Style – a story in the first person, sometimes-a dialogue with yourself. A lot of introductory words (I think, I think, it seems to be true, in fact), frequent neglect of personal pronouns. Almost all entries are preceded by a detailed introduction.

    The frequency varies: sometimes a couple of weeks, sometimes several months. Until recently, for example, I didn't write anything for 2 years at all.

    By the way, I noticed an interesting detail: the longer I write, the longer the entries get. Previously, a notebook sheet was enough for your head, but now only a dry statement of facts without analysis can stretch for 4-5 sheets. Apparently, more events in life began to happen.

    I also came to the conclusion that the diary is not the place for lengthy discussions. If I start to dig into myself, the reasoning quickly slips, and I lose all motivation to finish writing. The “event-consequences-reaction” model looks much more advantageous.

    Did I give out too much personal information here?))

  4. Personally, I started a diary with a strong desire to push myself to think and develop, after being told that “You're kind of stupid, because if you meet something really complex and non-technical, you don't want to understand it and just go fuck yourself.”, and when I felt that my brain was rotting alive, despite studying. Thus, a daily norm was established: at least 1 A4 page in the word of the 11th font size of reflections and / or reflections on the book that I read in parallel with writing a diary.

    At first, everything was relatively simple and clear, but then I discovered some models in which I personally find it convenient to reason, as well as the intersections between them, and they began to penetrate the reasoning deeper and deeper. Therefore, if you open it on the last entry at the moment, not much will be clear. Some towers, some oceans, and constant mathematical functions. I don't know how good this protection can be against an unwanted reader, but I am satisfied with the productivity of such a system. And already in my brain, I constantly transfer these models to the real world to see if I am not mistaken and whether I have gone too far in my abstractions and models.

    I often review my dreams (which can be quite interesting from time to time), develop or refute random thoughts that have arisen in my head during the day, or, as mentioned above, if I have an idea from what I read, I immediately write it in a diary and develop it until it ceases to be interesting to me.

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