Valuable life lessons that writing will teach youSromona Bhattacharyya
Whether you are writing for money or simply for pleasure, writing in general can be a very rewarding experience. Practicing writing daily not only helps increasing your creativity, becoming book smart and the correct usage of language, it also contributes to self-growth. Writing is bound to impact your life in a positive way and I am sure writers across the board will agree with the same.
One is bound to notice some of these positive impacts that writing will bring forth in your life. Here are the beautiful things that writing can teach you.
A strong inner voice
Do you get that unnerving feeling that want to say something, but can’t sum the ability to express it in a desirable manner. While starting out it will be very difficult to whip up an article or a post… but with like any subject, practice makes perfect. The primal fear of rejection is something that accentuates our need for validation, but writing daily helps douse these fears.
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap, thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”~ Octavia E. Butler
Once you imbibe what Octavia Butler said, you can feel how much stronger and louder your inner voice gets.
Courage to face fears
Writing is bound to provide the much needed courage. It alleviates the fear of facing the world, because the moment your content becomes acceptable it will instill a sense of achievement. Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and if writing if your first step, then get on with it. You will find yourself beaming with confidence and doing tasks that you absolutely dreaded earlier.
If you have been a writer for a long time, then you might have noticed the change in the bell curve, where you initially spent hours blankly staring at the screen wishing for story ideas to flow through you to letting your creative juices flow at will. Prolonged writing will help increase your level of productivity. Hence, spotting better content and pretty soon you will also notice a spike in the numbers of articles you actually get to publish.
The sheer act of pouring your heart out and painting a picture with words for others to read is one hell of an experience itself. One should always enjoy the gifts that they have been blessed with.