The Power of Writing Things Down

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In such a digital world, where technology is accessible to us almost everywhere we go, it is easy for computers and phones to take the place of paper, pencils, and pens. When we want to save a thought for later, we can easily type out a note on our phone or even store it as a voice memo. It seems as though putting pen to paper has become a rarity as phones and computers continue to make it easier and faster to jot something down. So why write? Well, for many reasons. Writing things down can be a very powerful tool and here are just a few reasons why.

To hold onto memories

  •  When you try to recreate moments in your head, it is never the exact interpretation of what actually happened. Your memory is influenced by factors such as your beliefs and emotional state. Writing down moments gives you a more accurate description of things that happen.

To collect ideas

  •  Ideas come and go. To capture as many as possible, you can write your ideas down.

To establish goals

Having a goal in your head is great, but writing that goal down helps to bring clarity and focus to that goal. A written goal is a powerful reminder.

To release stress

  • Having too many things on your mind can create stress. Writing those things down can allow you to open up space in your mind without losing those thoughts.

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. – Michael Leboeuf

Click HERE for the full article by Henrik Edberg on Positivity Blog.


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