Less than 1-2 months ago if you probed me, “what writing means to me”- I would scandalously and reluctantly showcase my not-so-groomed girlhood diaries that I senselessly scribbled for fun, agony and giving wings to my mystic imagination. Trying not to brag, I have almost 62 diaries from age 15-25 and everything that is written in there almost indicates its written by a stranger- an immature and abandoned unknown, although connecting the dots in hindsight only leave me gloating.
Writing as a skill from young is deemed as an important part of communication as well as making a place on the score-board. Apart from having these marked benefits, writing has countless interests in untangling the mind. By my reckoning, everyone should write a few words day-to-day(You don’t have to be a pro), just some words and you will keep finding and exploring a new-grown you.
2- Sharing is profound– The first time a commentator appreciated my writing, I was overwhelmed enough to re-read it several times and experience the solace and also ended up making a serious follow-plan about writing. Someone reading our not so world-war problems or perspective doesn’t just provides a sense of relief, but also strength to fight those problems with a new muscle.
3.Your Learning might be someone else’s Guide– Solutions to difficult situations can not only be found when you have mentors and patriarchs, but also in stories and someone else’s writing. Years ago I encountered a popular story-“The Rabbit and the tortoise”which aided personally at many occasions, as for I am not a fast learner but a persistent one and that story still gives me power to hustle little more.
5- Venting in an high-yielding way- Being a self centered human, it is only natural to have outraging feelings about people/condition. These feelings in truisms are shameful enough to treat you as a felony against humanity if only those were punishable crimes. Expressing fear, anger, frustration, jealously, envy, greed to a paper rather then striking the person who embodies those emotions saves you heck of a trouble.
6- Untangle your head wires and hard-wire the truth- There is a huge difference between “What we think we are” and “What we really are”. Most of us want happiness, peace, content and so much more but we don’t examine what defines them for us. Writing helps you fill those blanks and hard-wire the truth-making it easier to chase whatever your bulls-eye is.
7- Develops analytical skills- Speaking before even knowing what we want to speak, is a liberal inherited skill set we acquired while learning how to debate. In most panic situation, having analytical and rational skills succour a “Pause” before blurting out things we don’t mean and letting emotions dictate our behavior.
9- Delight in change- “Change is the only constant” by Heraclitus. At a point of time, I sincerely believed people who don’t believe in god will go to hell, or live in relations/sex before marriage is bad, or having children is the only way of life. Now in my defense I was young and naive, like a hatching struggling out of the nest. Then I met people, these amazing people who believed different things then I did, and I came to respect them. Had it not been for my scratching I would have never known how change is so smooth and natural.
10- Earn a little pocket money– Writing as a freelancer these days for publishing houses or blogs is not a difficult task if you have the knack of it. Whether it is a full time job, part time job or a personal development habit, with time and resources you can please your pockets as per your priority.