It turns out that writing is better for you than thinking. At first glance, writing doesn’t seem much different than thinking. Thinking however, can often be somewhat chaotic. Writing is different. Writing encourages story lines, structure, and making sense of things. Writing leads to solutions.
And it doesn’t even have to be very much writing. Expressing gratitude, in writing, for a few minutes daily can increase your happiness, and optimism. Writing about a perfect/ideal future is another winning activity, far and above visualization. You can even boost good vibes about your love life with affectionate writing.
Happiness might lie in a little time with pen and paper. Write and be grateful. Write and describe your best possible future. Write and remember all the reasons you care for someone. Each of these three assignments is a simple procedure but all have been proven to have huge impacts.
Best of all, the words that you write are permanent. You can read them later. You can share them.