I would like to pass on some inspiring things to keep in a diary. You shouldn't think of diaries as childish things that little girls write in about their crushes. It's healthy for men and women of any age to keep journals, because it can help them let out their emotions. It's like having a therapist that doesn't talk back to you. If you've lost interest in writing in your diary, here are a few unique things that you can place inside of it:
1. Future Letters to Yourself
If you've ever played Animal Crossing, you know that you can write letters to your future self. Well, you can do that in real life, as well! Instead of writing diary entries about your day, you can write letters that are addressed to your future self. Pick a special day in the future to read them, like on your wedding day or graduation day, so that you actually remember to read them.
2. Pet Pages
You love your pets, which is why you should dedicate an entire page of your diary to them. You can try to get them to hold a pen in their mouth to write their name or let them press their paw print against the page. Just be careful to keep any toxic chemicals, like ink, away from their tongues. You don't want to hurt your furry friend.
3. Special Text Messages
If your boyfriend sends you a sweet text message, you can rewrite it in your diary. If your friend tells you a juicy secret, you can copy over that text message, too. Dedicate an entire section of your diary to text messages, because most of our communications are done over the phones nowadays.
4. Inspirational and Motivational Quotes
If you hear a quote you like, jot it down in your diary. It doesn't matter if you heard it from a celebrity or from a stranger on the bus. Keep it in your diary, so you can look back on it when you're feeling low. It'll encourage you to be strong.
5. Book and Movie Lists
Don't you hate when your friends ask you what you want to watch and you can't think of anything, even though you know there are plenty of things you'd love to see? Well, you can write down a list of movies and books that you want to read in your diary. That way, when you have free time, you can go down the list and pick something out.
6. Food Intake and Exercise Routine
If you're proud of the workout you accomplished, but don't want to brag about it on Facebook, you can brag to yourself in your diary. Write down all of the exercises you did and the food that you ate, so you can look back at it in the future and give yourself a gold star.
7. Words from Your Friends
If you trust your friends not to flip through the private pages of your diary, you can hand it over to them for a little while. Ask them to write down some funny memories you have together or some of the things that they love about you. That way, when you're feeling low, you can look back at their sweet compliments.
Diaries are a great way to jot down your feelings, so you can learn to deal with your emotions. Of course, there are plenty of other fun things that you can keep inside of it so you have something special to look back at one day. Do you keep a diary? How long have you had it for?