Connect with yourself by writing: What does it mean to write every day?


I’ve stumbled upon thousands of books, interviews and TV programs about the secret to a long life and here I go. When I look at people around me who are living longer, they don’t explain the situation by genetics or nutrition, they have a habit that keeps their minds up to date: they keep a diary and are curious. Over the years, I have observed and heard from them that people who wake up with curiosity, regardless of their age, can find a way out, even if they are going through very heavy losses, financial and moral difficulties.

The mind, always striving for perfection, is in constant struggle with logic. “What if I write simple things?”, “Will I be able to handle it?”, “What will it give me?”, “The first waste of time!” the brain speaks instead of typing ordinary things. In fact, the subject of the diary can only be the weather, the mood of the day, even the noise from the neighbor. This was part of my grandfather’s daily routine, who passed away on his 95th birthday. He may not have suspected its usefulness, but his mind was always alive until the last moment.

Waking up in the afternoon with curiosity like a child and wondering how valuable it is to write it down and share a little with yourself, and writing articles for yourself is actually both a reward you give yourself and support your creativity. When you start using the sound within, you will most likely hear it. Writing a day’s experience without forcing yourself, writing without delay, regardless of the mode, also supports the creativity of writing after a while.

Violin improviser Stefan Nakhmanovich’s words “The strongest muse is the child inside us” explains how creative and inspiring he is in his art. The writer can connect with his inner muse, and if done regularly, the muse can even turn into an artist. He may not specialize in writing, writing may not satisfy anyone, but the writer takes a step in the path of creativity and strengthens his various muscles.

Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, said: “It is not the mind that finds something new, but the instinct of the game, born of inner necessity. The expression “The creative mind plays with objects” reminds me of how different places in the mind are activated when writing, and that writing can go from being logical to reflecting emotion. Sometimes you leave your thoughts and emotions where they do not concern you, simply writing down your fears, disappointments or worries on this day. After that, the mind makes room for new places and supports creativity by making various connections with these innovations.

You can look at the process of writing, which I consider a kind of meditation, as a gift to yourself, an inspiration for your creativity, an opportunity to see your development and perhaps a trace of yourself from the past. I wish everyone to be inspired to this habit, which I believe will make a difference if you take 5 minutes and practice during the most productive hours of the day.

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