Release what is bothering you through the pen and onto the paper. Also, write every happy thought. Find something to be thankful for every day.
"Journaling (or keeping letters or diaries) is an ancient tradition, one that dates back to at least 10th century Japan. Successful people throughout history have kept journals. Presidents have maintained them for posterity; other famous figures for their own purposes. Oscar Wilde, 19th century playwright, said: “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” — Maud Purcell, "PsychCentral Blog"
When I was younger, I always kept a diary. I loved any kind of notebook to jot down a poem or to sketch a tree. Over the years, as life became busy, I no longer took the time to do these kinds of things. I wish I would have stuck with it. Now that I have a line of journals of my own, I'm picking it back up. Since creating the journals, I've heard from many people about the importance of keeping one. It's healthy for the mind and soul, in my opinion.
If a phrase in a sentence is extra information and nonessential—in other words, if you remove it from the sentence and the sentence is still complete, correct, and doesn't change the meaning—you offset the phrase with commas.
According to the University of Illinois Center for Writing StudiesAppositive Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses are defined this way:
Restrictive Clause: A restrictive modifying clause (or essential clause) is an adjective clause that is essential to the meaning of a sentence because it limits the thing it refers to. The meaning of the sentence would change if the clause were deleted. Because restrictive clauses are essential, they are not set off by commas.
All students who do their work should pass easily.
The car that I want is out of my price range.
The gas company will discontinue our service unless we pay our bills by Friday.
Nonrestrictive Clauses: A nonrestrictive modifying clause (or nonessential clause) is an adjective clause that adds extra or nonessential information to a sentence. The meaning of the sentence would not change if the clause were to be omitted. Nonrestrictive modifying clauses are usually set off by commas.
Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote "The Raven," is a great American poet.
Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony until 1898, when it was ceded to the United States.