Journaling: Helpful or Time Waster?

For several years now I’ve kept a personal daily journal in which I make note of day-to-day activities, mostly so I have something to refer too if the RCMP ask me for an alibi…

It’s mostly a series of paragraphs listing my daily events, but with little emotion or depth, and that’s why I decided to start a blog here. Don’t get me wrong, you won’t find any pearls of wisdom here, in all likelihood I will be the only person who reads this words.

If that’s the case, why am I bothering?

The answer to that is because I know myself rather well, I guess you could say I’m self-aware of what works and doesn’t work within my pea brain. I struggle to verbally communicate my feelings/thoughts/emotions with other people unless I’ve had a chance to mentally rehearse, and the written word gives me a chance to organize my thoughts.

So I guess you could say, that writing a bit here, helps me mentally switch gears to work on a story, call it my “pre-workout warm up”. I guess that’s enough “warming up”, and time to get to work!


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