How to Write a Diary & Why it’s Important
Have you been thinking about how to write a diary? A diary is usually a collection of private entries that report what happened throughout your day. It usually includes experiences, thoughts, and feelings you have on a daily basis.
For the most part a diary is very personal in nature, and often meant to only be read by the writer.
The Purpose of a Diary
The main purpose of writing in a diary is to document what happens in your daily life. It gives you a safe and private place to capture your thoughts. It can also provide great insight into a person’s life after they are no longer with us.
Top 10 Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Many experts say that keeping a diary has a long list of benefits. Here are the top 10:
BEST Tips On How to Write a Diary
You might want to start writing a diary, but you don’t want to start because you fear you won’t keep going.
Here are some of our best tips to get started & keep you inspired:
Which is Better: Paper or Digital?
As technology has advanced, many people have found alternative methods to keeping a handwritten diary. There are a variety of diary apps available, as well as note-taking apps, and you could always write your entries in Google docs or Microsoft Word. If you really want to put yourself out there, you could turn your diary into a blog.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of paper and electronic diaries:
How to Keep a Digital Diary or Journal
My LifeJars makes it easy to write in a journal or keep a diary digitally. Here's how to use the Memory Jars to journal your life.
How to Write a Diary & Make it Accessible After You’re Gone
Listen, we know a diary is a very personal record of someone’s life. When most people start a diary, they don't consider if they'll want to share it with people in the future. However, it is something you may want to think about. After you're gone, it could give your loved ones some insight on the thoughts and feelings behind the decisions you've made.
If you went the paper route when you started your diary, it’s pretty easy to turn it into a digital format. You can scan the pages using your printer, or you could take pictures of the pages with your smartphone. Then, you could upload those files securely using our My LifeJars app.
If you still aren’t sure how to write a diary, you can use My LifeJars to create your digital diary. We have a simple guide you can follow to get you started, just in case you’re not sure where to begin. We give you prompts and ideas on what moments of life you should think about preserving.
With My LifeJars, you choose who can access your digital diary and when they can access it. You have control over whether your friends and family can see and share things now, or you can wait until after you’re gone.
The My LifeJars app also makes it very easy to add photos to go along with your diary entries. You can upload the photos via the app and designate which entries you want them to go with. It’s an easy way to keep all your cherished memories all in one place, and make them easily accessible to your loved ones.
Storing Your Important Documents in One Place
As much as we don’t like to think about dying, it’s important to make sure everything is in order for the family we leave behind. That’s where we step in to help. My LifeJars offers you a safe, secure online place to store everything your family needs when you’re no longer with them. It’s the safest place to keep a digital copy of your diary, so your life story is protected and accessible to your loved ones.
Our app is the perfect place to organize and share all of your important documents, like your last will and testament, your advance care directive, your health care proxy, your enduring power of attorney, and your enduring guardian. We make it simple for you to give access to all the people who will need this information in the future.
What Are the Benefits of My LifeJars?
My LifeJars offers a basic account that is free forever and never expires, as long as you are active and assign a My LifeJars Guardian.
With this basic account store 24 memories, 24 things, 16 passwords upload file sizes up to 10MB and access 2GB of data storage. Create a life profile for yourself as well as for 4 other family members or friends and 4 legacies.
Only switch to a Gold paid account if you want to add unlimited memories, things & passwords, unlimited life profiles & legacies, upload file sizes up to 500MB including videos and store 200GB of data across all the profiles and legacies you create.
The My LifeJars app offers the following benefits:
Create Your Forever FREE My LifeJars Account Now. It’s easy to do, offers you peace of mind and control of WHO can access your diary, vital documents, important information and passwords - and WHEN they can access them, NOW or in the FUTURE.