I think writing down random, needless thoughts is one of the most important things to do in life. Having been writing down my thoughts and ideas for many years now, it has got me into being one of it’s strongest advocates. Here’s why.
1. Writing is a stress reliever.
Journaling allows us to process our thoughts and emotions in a clearer way. Instead of lashing out at a person, we can throw our anger out on paper. This is a win-win situation for everyone. No harm, no foul. I love writing things down at the end of the day; when I’m tired, lonely, happy, stressed, honestly. Whatever it may be.
2. Ideas can come in the strangest of forms.
We can write in our rooms, on our couch, on the bus, in a restaurant. Ideas can come from anywhere. Writing them down is so much more satisfying then typing them on a phone or a laptop. Yes, a phone may be able store our thoughts forever, but the act of writing it down entails a feeling that nothing else can satisfy or replace.
3. Writing is one of the most honest forms of communication.
Writing something down makes it feel more permanent. A promise, a letter, a note. It makes whatever you’re saying more heartfelt and meaningful. I think this is why I prefer to write things down opposed to saying it out loud. In writing, the emotions are felt just as much, or may I argue, even more so than it would be if it were through a private message on social media.