We all know that writing a journal has some seriously great benefits. It serves as a valuable tool in the cause of personal development.
I’ve kept a number of different diaries myself for many years. I have a personal diary for keeping my private thoughts and I’ve also kept a dream journal and a dating journal. They served their purposes extremely well, but the problem was that I de-prioritised them and felt like they took up too much time for me to write.
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I wanted to keep writing, but I wanted to find a faster way to do it – that’s when I started to look into making videos as a way of recording my thoughts. I wanted to create a personal log for my thoughts?
I started to search the internet for ways to create videos while reaping the benefits of cloud technology. I quickly discovered that there wasn’t a dedicated platform to create a video diary – so I decided to build it myself.
Videos are the new diary entry
I love creating video diaries becuase creating videos is fun and creating videos takes less time than writing in a diary.
When you write a diary, the sense you are predominantly activating is your auditory sense; it’s the voice in your head that speaks to you, it’s the one speaking to you right now as you read this!
Your auditory sense is clearly active when you speak and when you project your thoughts. That process alone helps trigger the visual sense because sounds are often linked to visual memories.
Diaries are a form of personal therapy
Recording a video diary is like have a free therapist right there in your camera. Personal development and therapy teach us that we usually already know the answers to our problems, we just want to talk ourselves through it. I’ve found myself coming to strangely satisfying answers after a good old session of self talk.
So, that’s it, recording a video diary can be just effective as writing and it gives you a chance to let go of your negative thoughts for the day.
This is of course my experience, the only way to tell if it will work for you is to give it a try. Visit Diary Memo to create your own video diary.
- Eddie Yu is a tech entrepreneur who created a video journaling platform that encourages people to create private diary entriees in the form of videos. Take a look at DiaryMemo.com and try it out.
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