It was a foreign idea. Write things down.
The only time I was ever required to write was when I had to fill in a form, or write something down on the board. I never really wrote for “me”.
But then I did and the quality of my brain has improved as a result. It doesn’t have to be hard, it doesn’t have to be a novel and it doesn’t have to be complex.
It could be as easy as writing down feelings, happy thoughts, bad thoughts , and your to- do list of the day.
It transformed how I think, I now think in a more linear way, I can sort out my thoughts in a more organised way and I can also write a little more confidently. Here’s why I think everyone should be doing
- Make brain work We have a lot a going on inside that little brain of ours, putting it on paper make us more articulate and thought-provoking. Put your thoughts and feelings on paper and see how much more you’ll understand that beautiful machine labelled ” My brain “
- Sharpness: When you put out to do things on paper, you get to put noise into ” real words ” and that’s powerful. You get to be more expressive and concise about how you feel. How many people can you think of, that have a hard time expressing themselves? 🙂
- The people’s person: When people see how well you can express yourselves, you will then be approached by those who have trouble doing it. You can help out loved ones and friends too. Heck, you could eventually make a buck or two out of this! *Think life coach*
- Do it for long enough and you become a bloody killing machine. But better. You become an idea machine. The more you write, the more you can have ideas and the more you can get yourself ( and others ) out of ruts. Becoming an idea machine and write down your ideas everyday. I like to write down 10, 5-7 days a week. It ain’t easy
- Be free of constipation.
I still do have word constipation from time to time. Being a stutterer, it’s hard enough having vocal constipation, so I really have to go the extra mile here. So imagine what you beautiful creatures could say, do and achieve.
- When you write better, you read better and vice versa. You get to enjoy books more and start looking for little ways in how you can be better at it. So much fun
- Anger management done right. When I put my feelings down on paper, I leave it there and come back to it. I start assessing why I felt that way, what I wrote and how to rise above. You’d never be able to achieve that by just thinking, because feelings and emotions, come and go. It’s hard to retain anything clearly when so much is going on in there. You get to be your own therapist. How cool?!
- This one’s a bonus but you actually improve your vocabulary, spellings and fluency. BOOM. As I write things down now and I find myself using terms that I’d never actually say but once I write them over and over, I start to use them in my everyday vocabulary.
- Discipline. Anything that you do overtime becomes a habit and that discipline is called FREEDOM. You want freedom? Be discipline. Free your mind and write.
- Gratitude is what makes a happy life, I’ve come to learn that gratitude is above all and showing that even to myself is writing down a few things I feel grateful for. If I ever feel like shit’s gonna hit the fan, I note down beautiful traits I have in my life. I then take deep breaths, look at what I wrote, envision my life with it and how special, lucky and blessed I am to have what I have
I hope this makes you pick out a pen, or pencil, or keyboard and write something.