Writing is a fossil, like literally. Writing in true sense started way back in 3200BC. At that time it was mainly done to write religious scriptures, history books and scripts for people on how to live their life in a correct way under different regimes. Today, we all know that writing has a completely different meaning or rather it has actually lost in the world of smileys and audio/video dimension.
I started journal writing a long time ago as a child, it was a means of introspection on the day and what went wrong and what could have been better. In earlier days, since my mom used to read it, I purposefully used to write all good things to impress her (I am sure she saw right through it!!). Anyways I didn’t realise the importance of writing things down then, but as I grew up, writing meant a whole new world of personal to me. So, I write because:
- It clarifies my thinking. A human brain thinks 60,000 thoughts and my mind is always on an overload of sorts, thanks to obsessive thinking. Writing down helps me find logical productive thoughts in a sea of irrelevant thoughts.
- It helps me control my emotions. We all go through multiple emotions in a day and they leave lingering feelings in us. Writing the daily incidents help me sort out the real emotions behind them and then sort out my feelings and put the negative ones at rest.
- It forces me to think differently. It helps me discover thoughts that I never knew existed.
- It helps me focus by cutting out distractions. This focus has helped me improve other areas of my life.
So, what’s your reason of writing?