Since childhood we have been told by our parents and teachers that to memorize what we study, we should first write things down. When we write, we remember things well and this helps the brain to recall things easily. Not just in the case of studies but also elsewhere, writing lets us make sure that we have not forgotten the important things. For example making a list while we go out for shopping also helps in remembering why we had come shopping in the first place because we as humans sometimes tend to forget the most important things and get carried away with what we see in front of us.
Sometimes writing also helps in a better form of communication. For instance, a person might not be as confident in speaking as he might be while communicating in writing. While at the same time, a person might have excellent communication skills, he might have a poor grammar when it comes to pen and paper. Therefore, when we write we also increase the chances of lesser grammatical errors in the future.
No idea stays for long in our mind. A brilliant idea for a project or anything might be there at one moment but the other moment its just gone. This is also the reason why it is important to jot down as soon as we have something brilliant in our mind so that when time comes, we just need to have a look at what could be possible. It also helps in generating newer and better ideas.
A lot of self improvement and motivation comes from writing. A written goal brings clarity and focus. It gives you a direction. And by rewriting your goals you not only reaffirm what your goals are.You may also find new insights that bring more clarity and focus to your goal and life.
Writing helps in recreating memories and incidences which we might have forgotten. It could be any kind of memory of an occasion, holiday, incident.
When a person writes, he opens up boundaries of imagination and memories. For some it is also a medium for to vent out thoughts and frustrations. It has rightly been said by Michael Leboeuf “When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.”