I think it is extremely beneficial to write down even the most fleeting thoughts. It allows more space in your brain when you empty the contents of the mind onto paper. In one creative writing class I took, we set aside time each week to have this over-pouring of the mind onto paper. Take ten minutes and just write. It doesn’t matter what, just get words down. It doesn’t have to make sense, it could even be one word or phrase repeated until you think of something else. Another great exercise is to start with a writing prompt and then let your pen guide you. If you go off topic, that’s okay let yourself. It is good for the mind to wander, to create and to imagine.
Even if you don’t go back and read your little jotted notes taken throughout the day, it can prove to be very therapeutic. They make super small notebooks for those who feel they don’t have room. I personally love leather bound notebooks. Someday I hope to have a collection of them, pages filled with my thoughts throughout my life. So I can look back and remember that point of view I had, because it is ever changing.
Keep a record of your life; write down your thoughts because they matter.
Allow your thoughts to matter.