If you keep a diary
then you are carrying along all UNRESOLVED experiences from your past in it instead of distilling the essence of all past experiences immediately to apply all in the present daily situations of life.
burn your diary after reading it one last time very carefully and surrender ALL experiences written down in your diary TO God
since YOU failed to learn and dissolve in love all your past causing a need for a diary - God will then dissolve it for you in his infinite divine love and may return the essence of it in some sweet and instructive dreams to you to return all the essence to you for your future spiritual benefit.
the very same as for diaries is valid as well for all photos or video tapes about your family and your past experiences! any memories from your past prevent your progress in your present life!
with love and divine bliss