Beginning early this year,I started writing my personal journal on daily basis.For now,it is mainly for me to pour out my thoughts and feelings on certain matters that are important for my life.The act of writing is quite therapeutic. A friend wrote that by writing his journal it keeps his blood pressure low.May be it is a form of stress management tool.
Once a week, I read what I have written.It is one way of personal review that would guide me on what I should be doing next week.Another reason is a record of what I went through for my children to read when I leave this world.
Here's a thought from Harold Thompson:
"One day while thinking about all this pen and ink stuff in the midst of the digital age and interesting thought crept into the picture. Simply it was this; when we pass on it is likely that those we leave behind will pore over our notebooks more intently than our hard drives with all those obscure file names...
PS: I recommend good quality notebooks like moleskine or paperblanks. There are made of acid free papers and last longer.I use both types and from experience it cost less than RM 15 a month.For the pen,I use Uniball 207 and pencil I use Pilot mechanical( 0.7 mm).