Have You Written Lately

Posted by Steph Perine on Apr 06, 2018

Man writing at desk

Would you consider yourself a writer? If you’re like most people, probably not. However, writing likely takes up more of your daily life than you realize. From composing a text message to writing out a quick grocery list, you’ve probably already engaged in writing a few times today! By making a more concentrated effort to write daily, you may find that this inexpensive hobby can be more than just a way to pass the days of April showers.

Benefits of Writing. There are endless benefits of writing. For example, writing out your thoughts in a daily journal can be a great way to clear your mind, work through challenges in your life, and exercise your brain. Many people also find journal writing to be therapeutic while providing great opportunities for reflection and retrospection later on.

Outside of journal writing, other forms of writing (such as daily to-do lists or goal lists) can help you become a more organized person—especially when working through a specific challenge or trying to organize a project.

Where to Begin. Getting started with writing is literally as simple as picking up a pen and paper—or composing on your computer/tablet, if that’s what you prefer. As you write more and get a better feel for the types of writing you enjoy, you might even find that you can make some extra income through this new-found hobby.

For instance, the blogging industry is always in need of innovative, fresh-thinkers to contribute content. Consider diving into paid writing by applying for guest blog opportunities or fiction-writing contests. You could even take a new spin on a current event by writing a unique editorial or news article.

At the very least, writing can be a fun hobby that helps you grow as a person. And if you’re serious about it, writing can even help you earn extra income!