In an age dominated by digital correspondence, it can be challenging to sit down and hand write a memo, a note, a letter. But what if you actually did it; and frequently. Not only are there proven physical and mental benefits to handwriting messages, there is so much more to a well thought out and expressive letter than an email or text message. Such a beautiful tradition should be cultivated and shared far more often.
So, without further ado; here are some excellent reasons to get yourself a piece of paper and pen to write someone today.
- First off, it’s just cool.
- Writing has a funny way of bringing out the true essence of words. Take postcards for example: they only offer so much space, forcing the sender to truly think about the message they want to share. Unlike a quick text or Facebook message, you only have one chance when you send a handwritten message, so you learn just how important it is not to let it go to waste.
- Studies have shown those who take the time to express gratitude frequently find they sleep easier! So, next time you’re in the area, pick up a nifty thank you card to practice some gratitude. You’ll thank us later!
- In addition to sleepin’ easy, writing has been proven to be effective in the healing process; both mentally and physically.
- Writing requires you to unplug for a bit, and let’s face it, we all could use a little time away for our assorted screens.
- Lastly, but certainly not least: by taking the time to physically send a card or letter, you’re creating a memory both timeless and precious.