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Sharing stories has a long history of helping people understand experiences and letting others know about them. Writing in a diary or journal can be a way to make sense of our lives. By sharing our day to day lives and feelings about what happens we need to find words to match our feelings. We need to provide some context to our story so that it makes sense. This can be a way for us to understand ourselves, to take some time to care about our lives and what is happening to us.

Journaling also gives us a record for future reflection. We can look back on our journals and gain a sense of perspective on our lives over the longer term. We can better understand ourselves when we take the time to re-read what we have written during a particular period of time.

We can use journals to show others what we have written and ask them to give us some feedback, to share what they think about what we have written. Or we can decide to keep it very personal and private. We might feel more comfortable writing honestly and without censorship if we are writing for ourselves alone. We just need to find a way to keep it safe and away from prying eyes.

When we write down our thoughts, feelings and experiences we might find that there are things about ourselves that we haven't realised until then. We might only learn something after we have written it down, put words on a page.

We can also feel better after writing it all down.The relief that comes from letting our thoughts and feelings go can be enormous. We can then take some control over those words. We can keep them tucked away safely, we can share them with others or we can even tear them up and throw them away.

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