1. Drain stress on paper. Expressing your thoughts through written notes is a kind of therapy. Problems, thoughts, memories fill your mind. “Speak out”, put all your troubles under a paperweight: paper will endure everything.

2. Clear your mind. By writing down all the thoughts and plans that have visited you during the day, you can free your head for new ideas. In addition, unformed thoughts on paper are easier to organize.

3. Improve your writing skills. Daily records are daily trainings. The more and more often you write, the more correctly you do it, the easier it is for you to express your thoughts.

4. Earn money. Writing work is in demand today, and journalistic work is even more in demand. Did you go to a new restaurant? Write down your impressions and submit the material to the local newspaper. Maybe you will like it and you will be doing this kind of reviews all the time.

5. Focus. Rather than being sprayed with a million messages on ICQ, Twitter and social media throughout the day, just try to take a few written notes. In the evening, you will summarize them into some compelling theses, and if necessary, post them on your blog.

6. Improve your communication skills. Written speech also develops oral speech. Language means tend to simplify, the Internet requires us to be concise, and now we notice that we often find it difficult to formulate what we think out loud. A diary helps to get rid of tongue-tied language.

7. Find out what you want. Many people suffer from internal disharmony. They fail to understand what they really want in life. Recordings give you the opportunity to once again return to your past thoughts, evaluate goals and plans in a different way, and understand in which direction you are going.

8. Develop analytical thinking. When you express thoughts on paper, you have to give them some form. You learn to build a story line, as well as end the story with a conclusion. This instills in you the habit of analyzing the situation before taking action.

9. Take a break from civilization. The age of technology is incredibly tiring. Everything that can be done on a computer, we try to do on a computer. We try to relieve ourselves of effort through advances in technology. Touching such forgotten and simple things as paper and pen helps to stop, calm down, feel alive, and make the world real.

10. Get to know yourself. Times are changing rapidly, and we are changing with them. After two months, you will no longer remember those fears, doubts, and beliefs that are relevant to you at the moment. Don't remember unless you read your notes. We often repeat: “This is not my nature”, “I will never do that”, “It would never have occurred to me”. In fact, your diary will help you get to know yourself first. The motives for your actions, the intended goals, the evolution of ideas - all this is your invaluable experience, a collection of mistakes from which you learn.