This is why you should write daily

It all started when I was around six years old. I used to write crappy stories in a piece of paper which I often fold horizontally into two so it could have like a cover where the title is shown with some ridiculously kiddie drawing below. Stories like the “princess and the mouse”, “the dog and cat who always fight” and a lot more funny titles to name. It was just a hobby, really. Until I learned how to create a diary where I would religiously share almost everything that happened in my life every single day. For 12 years now, I still maintain a journal with me- apart from this blog, just to share my thoughts and feelings daily. It was a hobby turned into a habit, a habit turned into zeal.

How do you feel everytime you get to write something? It makes you feel some sense of relief, right? Just like opening up to a friend, writing whatever it is in your mind will make you feel lighter. Whether you write for a living or it’s literally just a hobby, writing things down is very beneficial to you. I don’t know about you but each time I get to write something, there were positive signals being sent to my brain that’s pushing me to feel great. You don’t really have to be the best writer, neither your writing  has to be grammatically perfect nor it has rules that you have to abide. All you need to do is to be completely honest with yourself—understand your current state of mind whilst juggling words that would eventually create an idea.

If you feel happy today, write it down! If you experience some sort of pain and it bothers you, write it down! If you know something that you want other people to learn about, write it down and post it. Writing everything down is like having a voice without a sound but you know what? It ironically impacts the loudest.

According to dailyinfographic.com, when you are writing things down, you are stimulating a collection of cells in the base of your brain known as the Reticular Activating System. The RAS is the filter of all the information your brain needs to process and it gives more attention to what you are currently focusing on. The physical act of writing brings the information to the forefront and triggers your brain to pay close attention. Thus, writing things down help us remember more. They also believe that writing serves as a calming and meditative tool and has been identified as a helpful stress coping method.

It’s through writing that you will get to create a message that you never thought you’d be able to send. It doesn’t matter if as of today no one follows you neither if someone reads your content. The idea of writing is to initially do it for yourself. If you’re doing it to be of service to people or to reach a certain number of followers and not a lot of readers have heard you yet, don’t lose hope. Just friggin’ write every waking day of your life.

Don’t think about what other people’s judgment will be. As clichéd as it may seem, but just do it. Nevertheless, don’t mind the clichés experts say you need to avoid so that people would read your content. Keep on writing and do not stop. Don’t let overthinking ruin your chances of forming a bright idea. Treat your brain—get a pen and paper or a laptop or a even just your phone, NOW. Write them thoughts down to relieve that stress inside you and you will see a better version of yourself, after creating a habit of writing daily. Happy writing!

6 Comments

  1. Writing things down definitely helps me to understand my own thoughts, my hobby is gaming but I never really saw what I thought about games until I started writing it down. I also write creatively to my taste and enjoy my time doing it. Thank you for this post which reinforces what I try to tell myself, thoughts like doing things for yourself and no-one else can be a source of doubt without extra encouragement. Than you.

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    1. ideaprovoker says:

      I totally agree with you. Welcome and goodluck! 😊

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  2. molaplume says:

    All great journeys always start with a simple first step. Bon courage!

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    1. ideaprovoker says:

      Absolutely!

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  3. That is what is missing when I was young . The habit of writing or studying . I’m not focus on schooling instead working to help my family . And I created my own quotes ” THE FIRST STEP TO AN ENDLESS JOURNEY ” and which I post it in my blog . That education is the first step you need to achieve all your dream . Otherwise if you are born with a golden spoon on your mouth . Writing this blog is really helpful as you said to make it an habit just keep writing ,I’m not English major ,my master is physical education , but today I’m trying to improve my self . As they said its never too late .

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    1. IdeaProvoker says:

      Aw thanks for sharing your story. And yes I agree, it’s never too late. Learning something new doesn’t have an age requirement. Keep on writing, Sir 🙂

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