Make Daily Writing Your Habit

  • We all have those habits we routinely perform on a daily basis – brushing our teeth, drinking coffee, watching the news, etc. So why hasn’t writing ever become a habit of our culture? Well here at Amberjack, we feel writing should and NEEDS to become a daily habit for these five absolute reasons.

    1. Stress Relief

    Writing is a therapeutic release. Whether it is fictional or real life expression, any form of writing allows you to address whatever emotion you may be feeling inside. It simply removes whatever stress is in your mind and places it on paper with the flick of the wrist or the click of a key.

    2. Keeps Writing Skills Sharp

    Like any skill, practice makes perfect. Without practice, writing abilities deteriorate over time. Even in an unedited form, allowing that stream-of-consciousness to flow onto the paper refines your writing abilities whether you realize it or not. No matter how many words, or how “proper” the writing may be, it doesn’t make a difference as long as you are taking the time to do it.

    3. Build Your Communication Skills

    Whether it is verbal or written, our culture has some serious downfalls when it comes to communication. Writing and reading on a regular basis not only enhances your vocabulary and self-expression, but it increases your ability to thoughtfully and provokingly communicate with others in a positive way. Its one thing to have an idea in your head, but it’s another to put that thought into words that can change the day for the better.

    4. Shuts Technology OFF

    Get away from the constant stimulation for which technology provides. Our addicting tweeter habits and never ending games of Candy Crush, have prevented our society from taking the time to step back and “smell the roses.” We have lost sight of the simple things in life, and it’s time to go back to the basics of pen and paper where we can get lost in the romances of our language.

    5. Re-Meet Yourself Everyday

    In our crazy, busy society, it is hard to remember to think about why we do the things we do, what motivates us, and what brings us happiness. Writing allows you to explore those ideas in a real way. Through each additional day of writing, you will find that inner voice, and in time you will learn more and more about who you are. And most importantly, about whom you want to become!

    In the words of George Singleton, “Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.”

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