A diary can be a friend, a confidant, a tool that supports feelings, facilitator of clarity in thoughts, or just a repository of dreams and imaginations. Generally, when people are not able to share their emotions with their families or friends, they give an outlet to their feelings through the medium of diary entry.
Diary entry means pouring one’s feelings into a diary. It reflects a person’s thoughts about someone, an event or a place. It makes an event and the emotions aroused on that event memorable. There are certain benefits of diary writing, like it helps one connect to his/ her experiences of everyday life and maintain a record of those experiences simultaneously. Many times writing diary eases out stress and provides emotional stability.
A diary gives an insight into one’s personal and public lives, although unlike other types of writings, it is a personal piece of writing that is generally not meant to be read by anyone else.