A lot of people don’t realise the benefits of writing.
It’s fun, and doing a little bit each day can make a huge difference. And as you do more, it becomes easier and easier.
I have always loved to write.
As a child I loved coming up with stories. I always had so many ideas.
I remember writing stories in Primary School. We were given a time limit, and it was never enough. When the story was returned to me it always had, “great start, finish it,” written on it.
Even later on, I had a lot of unfinished stories. I’d get so caught up in starting, so full of ideas, but then I’d get excited about another one, and the first one would lay in a drawer, destined to be unfinished forever.
I even started writing poems at the end of Primary School and in High School. I loved making things rhyme, even though it didn’t always make the most sense.
There’s a lot of benefits of writing that most people wouldn’t have thought about.
I’ve always found writing to be rather therapeutic.
I’ve even kept a diary since I was fairly young. It helped me make sense of the world. To put down my thoughts and feelings, to feel like I could share things with someone when I didn’t want to talk to anyone about things that had been going on.
It allowed me to have that feeling of release, of letting go of whatever had been festering inside me, and it was like cleansing and it made me feel a bit better.
So what benefits can you get from writing regularly?
The benefits of writing
Writing helps eliminate stress
It helps to empty your mind and allows you to deal with the things that are causing you stress. Helps you to work through it instead of blocking it out.
It can make you more productive
Writing down your tasks and goals makes you more likely to complete and accomplish them.
Helps to overcome tough moments faster
Writing about the things that are hard or the tough times you are going through helps you to deal with it sooner and helps you to make plans to overcome or get through it quicker.
Good for preserving memories
If you write often about the things that are happening in your life, you will have a record of events, feelings and times in your life that you may forget in years to come. Would be great to do scrapbooking and have your memories preserved with some amazing photos.
It can help you sleep better
Writing before bed can help get your thoughts out, and it clears your mind before bed for a better nights sleep.
Helps with work
Most jobs require writing to some extent. The more you practise it, the easier it will become and you will become more efficient and better able to express yourself.
It can be easy to forget or lose track of things. Keeping records or lists makes it easier to keep on top of things.
Helps with anxiety and depression
It helps to understand where your thoughts, feelings and fears are coming from, and to identify any triggers and the kinds of things that might help you next time.
Writing is a great mood booster. It can help you understand your feelings, and get down your thoughts and worries that may be holding you back. Once you are able to deal with them, it is easier to let go and move on. Writing can help you to be happier and more positive.
Writing is a good thing.
When you write on a regular basis –
It helps you develop as a writer.
You develop muscle memory and good habits.
It helps with the process because you are not fixated on the outcome.
It helps with writer’s block.
Helps with your communication skills.
The benefits of free writing
The best way to practice writing is to free write. Pick a topic and write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just keep writing. The more you do this, the easier it will become.
By allowing yourself to free write, you are tapping into your creativity in a completely different way. You are stretching your creative muscles.
And the good thing is, no one ever has to see it if you don’t want. You might find something really good comes out of it that you can use for something else. It can help you discover ideas you never knew you had.
You are training yourself to remove the barriers between your brain and your keyboard (or pen and paper), and that blank page that stares at you when you can’t think of something will happen less and less.
Your subconscious is full of ideas. But not many of them make it to your conscious mind. Free writing is a great way to bring them out into the light.
Get out of your comfort zone, and write something crazy. There are no limits.
Benefits and importance of writing skills. It helps you to –
Express yourself more effectively.
Be more valuable at work.
Improve your creativity.
Be more effective with your writing and you can be more persuasive and entice action.
Present a more professional and intellectual side of yourself.
Remember lessons you’ve come across through life.
Importance of writing skills
Writing skills are an important part of communication. Good writing skills allow you to communicate your message clearly and with more ease.
The way you write tells people about how you are as a person.
And writing something down becomes more actionable than an idea in your head.
Benefits of writing by hand
Even in the age of technology, writing by hand is still important and needs to be maintained.
Writing by hand can help you learn better, and can reduce stress and improve focus and attention.
The act of putting pen to paper can help you to better retain the information you are writing.
Writing can help calm your brain down so it’s a good activity to do before bed and helps to clear your head and get the thoughts out so you can get a better nights sleep.
Writing should be fun.
Keep at it and it will get easier and you will discover the benefits of writing.
Do you find writing is beneficial? What things do you like to write about?