The Benefits of Written Expression + How to Start
We are all guilty of getting caught up in the ease of technology, but today, we are bringing it back to the basics: pen and paper. Writing your thoughts on paper can give you a huge advantage in developing perspective, clarity, and efficiency. We want to take some time to reflect on the benefits of written expression and how to start if you aren’t currently journaling on a regular basis.
Maintain a Clearer Mind
At the end of the day or in the heat of a pressing situation we have to decompress and unpack our thoughts to make room for what’s to come. Make it a habit to dissect the situation or day through written expression, and recover with cleansed view.
Writing can be a key move in unveiling the unimagined. Sometimes all it takes is to see your thoughts in a different light to take that concept to the next level. Have an idea? Jot is down, and let your hand become one with your mind.
Become More Self-Aware and Mindful
Our thoughts composed through pen and paper tend to be more raw and unrefined without the protection of auto-correct or the ease of deletion that we get from typing on a device. When writing, we are able to really get a sense of our initial intentions and reassess the objective at hand from all angles. Journaling helps us slow down and develop a quality thought process, and craft a more intentional, calculated perspective.
The Written Expression
Written expression definitely has significant benefits for both your life and mental heath. We encourage you to write something on paper every day, whether you analyze a situation over 5 pages or you simply jot down what you had for lunch. To help you get started, we have composed a handful of our favorite prompts for written expression. Pick up a notepad and your preferred writing utensil and scribble away…
+ Do you prefer taking risks or having a safety net?
+ What is your favorite quality about yourself?
+ Look around you and choose an object in the room. Now write something from the point of view of that object.
+ When was the last time you got lost?
+ Write about a memory you wish you could forget.
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