The Benefits of Writing by Hand
There are many benefits of writing by hand: it is more therapeutic than typing by any method (regular keyboard, thumbing on a phone, or using a touch screen pad), it is also more relaxing. It can be an excellent late evening activity to relax you before you go to bed.
If you have problems on your mind, it is well known that is you pose these problems to your brain just before you go to sleep you have a very good chance of waking up the next morning with a solution.
By writing these problems out in your journal just before you go to bed, you are relaxing in the writing exercise, you are keeping your focus on one thing, which is also relaxing to the brain (stops the “whirring”) and at the same time, you are giving your brain food for night time thinking.
These are stressful times for many of us and we have all probably heard the standard ways of coping with it: exercise, eat right, get enough sleep etc.
But here is a way you may not have thought of … and it’s worth your while to try it because it really does work wonders.
Use your handwriting to reduce your stress.
Take a clean sheet of paper, and a pen you like (or a pencil) and just fill the page with gently flowing “e”s.
Choose your favorite color of paper, felt pen or crayon if your visual.
You cannot be stressed or angry and write soft edged “e”s at the same time, and once this exercise has taken you away from your troubles for a while, it will be easier to look at things objectively and take things more easy.
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