I got this question a lot when I showed my friends my notebook, my planner, or even my travel journals.
“Why don’t you use a digital planner or technology instead?”
Certainly, technology is definitely useful and it helps a great deal in many aspect of my life, but I must admit that I’m still very much an old-school type of person.
I started journaling at the age of 15 or 16.
Life is full of ups and downs, and I had no one to turn to. I started to pour my problems into my notebook, and I realised that journaling actually allowed me to come out with my own solutions, and it helped me to overcome many of the problems. From then on, notebook became my Best Friend.
Journaling has now become a daily affair, if possible.
As much as I can, I will try to set aside time daily to pen down my thoughts in my binder notebook, which I term it as Self Reflection.
This is an important aspect of a busy life because it allows me to (1) pour out my emotion, (2) reflects on my behaviours, (3) solve my problems, and most importantly, it allows me to play with my pen(s).
So, why do I write, I Guess because I feel like I am talking to my Best Friend, at the enjoyment is a time well spent.