Today I’d like to present a guest post from Peter Scott Stringham. Peter is a Certified Law of Attraction facilitator and teacher of prosperity, neuro-linguistic programming, goal setting and true success. You can find out more about Peter Scott and his workshops here: http://peterstringham.com/blog/
Peter has written a great post on the value of writing things down by hand.
“When we take the time to write by hand, we engage in a more reflective mode of thinking, the first requirement of greater creativity.”
I invite you to take something you have been typing regularly and try hand writing it instead. Preferable, it should be something that draws on your creative, right brained side. Some possibilities:
- a business plan
- creative writing- a story about something that happened in your life perhaps
- a blog post (to be typed in later)
- a letter to a friend or relative (remember those?)
- the book you are working on (Steven King, John le Carre and JK Rowling are among the authors who do all their writing by hand)
Neurologist and author Richard Restak says that writing longhand forces you to think more deeply and calmly about what you are trying to say. “When we take time to write (by hand),” Resak has written, “we engage in a more reflective mode of thinking, the first requirement of greater creativity.”
When I am writing, I feel a glow in my chest, warmth that comes from having tapped into my divine-Self. Writing is the gateway to a world of thoughts that I never knew were inside of me. It feels so good to write I don’t know why I’ve done so little of it these past few years.
I’ve resolved to connect myself back up to my joy by writing daily once again. By hand. And producing my newsletter weekly and blogging regularly (heck, Seth Godin does it and has hardly missed a day in years).
And yes, I hand wrote this posting before typing it. Felt great.