Today, it seems as everyone is writing more. Whether it be for personal enjoyment or for a profession – writing is the new craze. Although, when you begin to envision the next writer, an array of options appears: the most common being someone who is comfortably dressed, in a semi-secluded cabin with a perfect view of the lake, and being notably hunched over a desk while they keep erasing their last sentence because it “just doesn’t fit”
While that stereotype is true in some cases, witting can be so much more. While creating thoughts to put on a page, it makes you a writer, even if it isn’t as eloquent as the works of classic writers. Writing can have such an impact on your daily life – mostly mental benefits Which in today’s time is needed and extremely helpful. It serves as a source of your emotions, no matter how negative and positive, and most of all, if you decide to publish it on a site or an eBook – it can help you connect to whoever reads it.
Listed below are a few of the great benefits that writing can bring to you once you make it a daily habit.
It has been researched a multitude of times. Writing has a correlation with happiness. While most of the research has been based on expressive writing – or simply wring when you are in a good or bad emotional state – could create a therapeutic feeling. This is due to the fact that you are getting your emotions out and creating something that you could be proud of. Expressive writing has been linked to having lower stress levels while creating a better mood when it is done on a regular basis (daily or weekly).
Adam Grant, a New York Times bestselling author and psychologist, commented on the research done by Laura King on the effects of expressive writing. Grant states that the research clearly displays that when writing a text about achieving goals and dreams can make the person writing them happier and more motivated to chase their dreams. Even when people are doing a stressful job, such as creating a fundraiser or being a mental health specialist – creating a journal and occasionally writing in it could improve their mood by 29%.
If you are lazy with expressing yourself, it’s more difficult to do so. It also creates a barrier when trying to communicate with others on a personal level. What makes it more frustrating is wanting to express yourself but having each though come out mixed up, like gibberish when said out loud. Though as you may have expected, writing on a daily basis can offer a reprieve of sorts.
Both emotionally and when regarding an intellectual conversation, writing has been shown to help all sorts of people to communicate more efficiently. This is especially helpful when issues begin to show when trying to speak face to face. In short, writing can help you disregard that who idea of it sounded better in my head as it forces you to write out your ideas clearly, so they can be understood by most.
When many professors and teachers alike state that writing makes something stick easier – they aren’t lying. It helps even more when the work is recreated I your own words to help the concepts click even easier.
Although, when the idea is the creation of an eBook, certain disciplines must be learned. Such as finding inspiration in the smallest things, becoming repetitive, along with having a newfound focus to help you finish the book as strongly as it started. Though writing regularly can help you pick up information and inspiration received from books, podcasts, and television shows and recreate that idea in your own words – while putting a twist on it.
Other than helping you focus on new ideas – writing regularly can also help with deep thinking. This is caused by writing taking energy to thoroughly understand something – which can be applied in day to day life.
While you may have a negative view on writing due to having to write essays and other assignments for school or work – doing it regularly and writing about what interests you is a great way to spark that passion. No matter the goal – to express yourself, create a book or eBook, or even just get some ideas out of your head – writing serves as a universally positive pastime that we can all benefit from.