6 Personal Benefits of Writing

27 Sep

I love writing. I live, breathe and sleep writing. I realize that everyone doesn’t have the same feelings as me; yet, there is no getting away from it. Although it is not a basic need for survival like food, clothes and shelter, it will definitely make your life a little easier. Just a little. Still not convinced?  Check out the following 6 benefits of writing.

1. Think and see things clearly

Writing is thinking on paper.  Before you do anything, you write them down so you can see what you need to do or say.  Rarely is a TV show or play produced without a written script. Have you ever seen a political figure or any other leader present without a speech?  Writing things out allow you to include things that are relevant and remove things that are not. When you are done, you will have a clearer picture on paper.

2. Plan Better

Planning is one of the major benefits of writing. Can you imagine throwing a party without a guest list or starting a business without a written plan? Writing gives you an idea of what needs to be done, who should do it, how it should be done and why it should be done.

3. Stay organized

Grocery lists, to-do lists and monthly spending plans are the main tools for organization.  They allow you to see what you need to do; the steps needed to complete tasks, how much things should cost as well as how much time it should take to complete them.  Writing lists definitely helps to reduce stress and keeps your project forward moving.

4. Save time and money

Money is saved when you write grocery lists and weekly menus.  First, you determine your meals for the week. You then write down the items needed to prepare them.  Find coupons and other savings to help reduce costs.  You will save loads of time in the grocery story by going directly to the aisles you need instead of walking around looking lost.  Also, money is saved when you buy only those things you actually need on your list instead of things you may need.

5. It’s therapeutic

Journaling is the most inexpensive form of therapy you can find. All you need is a sheet of paper and a writing utensil.  You get things off your mind and onto your computer or paper. You can write when you want, scream and shout, and you choose words you would have loved to have said in particular situations without offending anyone or blemishing your reputation. Writing at your leisure removes the pressure of having to write.  Correct grammar and spelling rules do not apply.

6. Share your thoughts with others

Other than private journals, everything else you write can be read by audiences – newsletters, books, e-mails, websites  and status updates on social sites.  Be a blessing by adding value to the lives of others. Remember that rants and raves can help give people the courage to say and do things they would not have done otherwise. Use wisdom when sharing.

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Above are just 6benefits of writing. There are definitely more, but I’ll let you discover those as you step into the world of writing.  I don’t expect you to enjoy writing as much as I do, but I do hope you have a better understanding of the benefit of writing.

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6 Responses to “6 Personal Benefits of Writing”

  1. clara54 September 27, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Happy Tuesday Marcie! Writing? I can relate. It seems like I was born writing! It’s all I’ve ever loved to do:) Now, I’m moving forward to enlighten the women of the world to living their best lives!

    Peace…
    Clara.

    • Marcie Hill September 27, 2011 at 11:46 am #

      Clara, the spirit of writing is all over you. And keep sharing that spirit with all you encounter!

  2. pat September 27, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Write On, Marcie! I always knew writing was therapeutic, but I never considered the first benefits.

    • Marcie Hill September 27, 2011 at 11:51 am #

      Pat, it took some time to consider all of the things we write that we really don’t give much thought to, and how those things benefit us. And, I could just have too much free time to think. 🙂

  3. Ileane September 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Hi Marcie – my favorite from your list is #5. I find writing very therapeutic also which is why I love blogging so much. It’s really great is you want to express yourself positively or if you want to rant and get something off your chest that’s been bothering you. I wish I could be more organized like you are when it comes to planning meals and writing menus. I’m a spur of the moment eater and many times I don’t even know what I have a taste for. There’s lots of room for improvement in that aspect of my life.

    • Marcie Hill September 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

      Hi Ileane, that’s on my wish list because I am always on the go. And like you, I don’t have a taste for a lot so I usually end up eating some fruit and calling it a day.

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