How diary writing helps overcome trauma
Experiencing traumatic events is difficult for anyone. Healing from trauma is a long and tedious process — but an essential one. One tool that can help is keeping a diary.
Healthy self-care tips for introverts
As an introvert, you may find the idea of social distancing appealing. Although each individual has personal preferences with regard to the amount of time they spend with others, one outstanding characteristic of introverts is their desire for alone time. But during a crisis, alone time can feel very different than it does normally. So here are some healthy strategies from Diarly to help you through this global pandemic.
Why should I keep my journal by my bed?
A journal is very private, and we tend to keep our most precious items close by. But there are other reasons we may want to keep it near, to use right before, right after, and even during sleep.
Writing Prompts for Fall
Here are some magical writing prompts that will get your imagination going and will hopefully make you feel like a kid again.
Journaling Prompts: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day
After all these years of research into personal development and achievement, my go-to tool is the journal. I haven’t found anything more effective at measuring, managing, and improving your life and career. These prompts are very simple, and that’s what makes them so effective. By regularly asking yourself the same questions, you get a good idea of how you respond during different situations.
The good, the bad, and the ugly
Dusting Off Your Travel Journal
As more and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19 and related restrictions are lifted, more people are thinking about traveling again. For people with travel journals, or those who want to start them, that means an opportunity to into a hobby unlike any other type of journaling.
Non-fiction writing prompts for summer
Summer is on the horizon, giving writers plenty of opportunity to be outside to do some writing.
Don't abandon your pandemic journal yet: Recording reemergence
In 2020, pandemic journals were a big topic of discussion, with historians urging people to record their feelings, experiences, and impressions throughout the pandemic. Now, as many prepare to emerge from a life of relative calm during the pandemic, some may wonder whether there’s still value in writing in their pandemic journal. The short answer is, yes.
One tip to start a journaling habit
In a time when life seems remarkably complex, it can be refreshing to focus on only one thing. That's why today we're keeping it simple, with a single tip that's sure to help you make journaling a daily habit.
Setting Goals for 2021
A new year brings a fresh slate for all types of goals, including mindfulness, journaling, and writing.
Turning a Journal Entry Into a Personal Essay
Your journal can be a great resource for personal writing for publication.
Writing About Family
When writing about family matters, some particular approaches can be helpful.
Journaling as a Mindfulness Tool for Children
The benefits of journaling aren’t just for adults — children can also benefit from using journaling as a mindfulness tool.
In this guest post, Dragos Roua — self-published author, storyteller, geek, light seeker and ultra-runner — talks us through his concept of gravitational habits, and how they can help us achieve more in terms of habits, with less effort.
Mindfulness for Children
Mindfulness isn’t just for grown ups. Mindfulness practice can have positive impacts on children of all ages
Diarly is evolving
Diarly for iOS is migrating to a new app — what does that mean for you? Here, we want to be as clear as possible to make the process easier and answer your questions.
Best Healthy Habits To Practice At Home
A nutritious diet and plenty of exercise can undoubtedly promote good health, but what about the daily habits you practice at home? From your everyday routine to getting the proper sleep, there are several things you can do to promote and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Podcasts Writers Should Listen To
Podcasts are a great companion for a drive, a walk, a run, or an afternoon cleaning the house. With these writing podcasts, you can even convince yourself you’re getting some work done while you’re on your evening stroll!
Writing Prompts for Scary Stories
With Halloween approaching, many writers like to get into the spirit by writing something with, well, a little spirit (or a few spirits, perhaps).
Writing Classes Available Online
With so much remote these days, it’s no surprise that many writing classes have gone remote, too.
Spooky Stories to Get You in the Halloween Spirit
As the air cools, the leaves turn, and pumpkins find their way to nearly every porch, stairway, and railing we pass, something else stirs in the air. Late fall is the perfect time to feel a little chill — and not just the kind that inspires us to grab a sweater.
Books on Writing That Are Worth Checking Out
Though the most important thing a writer can do is write, many of us gravitate toward writing about craft for inspiration.
Submitting your fiction for publication in literary journals
For your fiction to find an audience, it has to find its way in front of the eyes of an editor first. Who puts it there? You!
The Writer’s Dilemma — Learning to Embrace Your Journal as Yours
Nearly anytime they string words together to form sentences, writers have a nagging voice inside their heads asking, “Is this good enough?” With the journal, we aim to set that voice free.
Writing Through Uncertainty
Writing can be a partner in coping with “these uncertain times.”
Famous Writers’ Journals
Journals offer a window into the soul. Writers’ journals, which are often published, offer a reader a chance to gaze through that window.
Diary vs. Journal: Which Is Right for You?
We talk a lot about journaling — but do we really mean writing in a diary?
Journaling While Living Through History
Keeping a record of your pandemic experience may be invaluable to future historians.
In this guest post, Gábor Schandl dives into what mindfulness looks like for him, and how he uses mindfulness journaling to improve in his personal space.
Acknowledging and Mitigating Feelings of Social Isolation
Starting in March, 2020, people across the globe have been asked to stay away from one another. How do we deal with the feelings of loneliness that isolation brings on?
Balancing kids and working at home
Working from home — with kids. The COVID-19 crisis has forced many professionals, and their kids, to stay home full-time, presenting new challenges.
Tips for Working From Home
Coping strategies for adjusting to working at home. Working from home has become the new norm. How can you be most successful at it?
15 easy journaling prompts for better mental health
Self-care is a general concept of taking time each day to do things for yourself — activities that may help clear some space in your mind and lead to better overall mental health.
30 Day Writing Challenge
The best way to make your writing stronger is to do it every day.
Mindfulness for beginners
How to start living in the present moment through mindfulness, and use it alongside journaling to make a powerful daily habit.
Dreaming of travel? Write like a travel writer, at home
Discovery is one of the most treasured pastimes of writers. Often, we think of discovery as experiencing new places, people, and things. But with a focus on staying home in recent months, how can we learn to discover without traveling far?
Become a Better Writer: 10 Writing Exercises for Adults
For those who consider themselves writers, getting better is a never-ending quest.
Parenting — Phrases to say to your kids
Children need to hear positive affirmations from the people they look up to.
How to write a diary entry — 5 tips for beginners
For those who are starting a daily journal practice or another journaling practice that happens with frequency, sometimes the hardest part can be figuring out where to start.
How to start journaling for better mental health?
Our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical condition. These journaling techniques for mental health can help you improve!
10 Journaling Prompts for Anxiety
Journaling can help manage anxiety. Here are 10 prompts to get you started.
Gratitude Journaling For Happiness
Keeping a gratitude journal can help you find peace and joy, even in times of uncertainty.
How daily journaling can change your life — Tips to get started in 2020
Far and wide, daily journaling is regarded as having the ability to reduce stress and anxiety and make emotions easier to handle, understand, and move forward from. If you are considering beginning a daily journaling practice, consider the tips below to help foster a foundation in journaling that feels attainable.
How journaling can help get through hard times
Coping and overcoming are always necessary in life. Let's look at four mental exercises to follow in your journal, that can make it easier to go through a difficult times or a painful situation.
How journaling can improve remote work
Remote work is booming. Some of us are used to it, but for most people, it's a completely new experience, that appeared out of necessity, at a time when life is already hard enough as it is. Wherever on the spectrum you are, journaling can help.
How to start a journal and stick with it?
Writing a journal can be a very rewarding experience. In addition to being a practical way to log activities, it can help you in numerous ways. However, it does require more than a little personal motivation, which is where many people falter.