When I was a kid I used to take my pen and write in my journals without a care in the world. I loved to write down how my day was, what all I did, what was bad, what was good etc. I used to write down tiny tales and I would make silly doodles to go along with that. I had my pen & journal with me when I had no one with me. It increased my love for writing when my siblings read my diary and laughed about something about my day or a tiny tale. I felt happier when they said to me, “girl, you should write more.” My dad hardly understands the writing bug in me but he pats on my back always and says, “you doing good kiddo, keep it up.” My family has played a vital role in my love for writing. But I haven’t been very lucky about that with the rest of the world. I am advised against writing by many people, most of them don’t understand the basic reason I write, they think I just want to make big bucks by writing. If only they understood that writing does more for me then just earn me money! In fact I hardly make money from my writing. Writing is good for me.
When you tell people you blog or write as a passion mostly you are met with questions like, “Why write?” “Isn’t it time-consuming?” “Isn’t it better to do sports instead?” “Why do you write, it’s such a bore.” The last statement about writing blew my mind and I thought very hard about why someone would find writing as a boring task? I have not found the answer yet! For me, I love writing and I think writing is one of the most important thing one can do for themselves.
Let me tell you, why writing is good for you.
Writing is amazing! – Writing is a fun process. Many people I meet ask me, so you have written a novel? I say, “Not yet!” Everyone that write their hearts out don’t need to be an author. It’s a false notion that if you write then you must write like a big-famous author and you must use complicated words. No, No and Nope! Writing is a hobby or a passion and it has got nothing to do with whether you are famous or not! You must have heard the term, “Bathroom singer”. Yep, we writers are a lot like that while we are making our first draft, it’s as if we are singing out aloud on the pages of journals or a blog page like this and thinking that we must keep our voice low or someone might make fun of us and we revise and revise and still we don’t feel that it is enough. It’s frustrating and you feel drained at times but it feels like butterflies in your stomach when you read the finished draft.
Writing is for everyone. All art forms are for everyone to be true. Writing helps us get our thoughts in a line. Putting down your thoughts in a journal keeps you focused on the important tasks and also help you become a better person since you will be writing about it at the end of your day. Writing gives exercise to the brain.
Writing gives you clarity of thoughts. The ability to think clearly is a boon in today’s time when things are moving so fast that it is tough to make decision in the blink of an eye. If you have a clear mind maybe it’s easier.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath
It helps your brains little Einstein. You find new words, idioms, phrases and learn them better by writing and speaking them out loudly. It gives practice to the muscles & neurons, increasing your muscle memory & response time.
In the end I want to put in two quotes by one of the most brightest writers of her time and as it turns out she wasn’t even trying to be a writer, all she wanted to do was write what she wanted in her dear diary gifted by her parents for her birthday. Yes I am talking about the one and only – ANNE FRANK. Here’s her take on writing.
Okay I need to write something else now. I will write more on this topic in future. Till then, keep writing and reading. 🙂 Have fun & remember, writings is good for you no matter how little.