In the digital age, so much of what we do is done on a computer. Emails, letters, blogs, stories, etc. all typed on a keyboard. Even my day-to-day job is dependent on having a working computer and Internet connection. When someone asks me what I do, I always tell him or her, “I'm a writer.” But, am I really? When all my writing is typing, it makes the title seem unrealistic. That's why I've started reaching for my trusty uni-ball® AIR™ Rollerball Pen and 307™ Gel Pen and paper more often. Here are the top five reasons why I choose to write with pen and paper every day.
Top Five Reasons #WhyIWrite #1: Improve My Memory
Writing has been proven to improve memory. There's something special about writing each letter, word, and sentence by hand. As someone who types every day without remembering half of what I say, I need to work my memory. Writing lists or brainstorming on paper makes it easier for me not to forget grocery store items or things I want to go in my blogs.
Top Five Reasons #WhyIWrite #2: Connect with My Husband
Probably my favorite thing I write every day are notes to my husband. Since I work from home, I make an effort to have my husband's coffee and breakfast ready for him every morning. I always try to sneak a little note into his lunch bag each day. Whether it's a simple, “I LOVE You!” or an encouragement for his big presentation, I know it makes him smile when he opens his bag every morning.
Top Five Reasons #WhyIWrite #3: Work on My Penmanship
I'll be the first to admit that my penmanship isn't the best. I have a heavy hand, so all my writing seems to smudge and run together. Don't even get me started on how terrible my cursive handwriting is. That's why I'm happy I discovered the uni-ball® 307™ Gel Pens at Office Depot. Not only are they great for smooth writing, but they never smudge. I've been able to practice my handwriting without my hand being covered in ink.
Top Five Reasons #WhyIWrite #4: Remove Daily Stress
This may seem silly, but keeping a journal can be just as important as an adult as it is as a pre-teen. Every afternoon I take my time to write out my feelings for the day. I write things that made me upset, things that made me happy, things I've accomplished, and so on. Not only does this help me de-stress and get out some of my pent-up feelings, but writing it by hand feels relaxing. Think of it as if all your daily stress is flowing out through the ball-point tip.
I don't know about you, but it seems my best ideas come right as my head hits the pillow. As a writer, I get some of my best blog topics while shutting my mind down for the night. I always tell myself, “You'll remember those in the morning.” But, guess what. I don't. That's why I've started keeping an Idea Journal and uni-ball® AIR™ Rollerball Pen on my nightstand. Whenever a brilliant, or at least I think it is, idea comes to mind, I grab my pen and paper and jot it down.
When is the Last Time You Wrote Something Down?
Think back to the last time you actually sat down with a pen and let your thoughts flow. It's probably been a while. Don't let writing become a lost art. With uni-ball® AIR™ Rollerball Pens and uni-ball® 307™ Gel Pens from Office Depot, you can become part of the writing community once again. All uni-ball® AIR™ Rollerball Pens and uni-ball® 307™ Gel Pens have three-way protection against water, fading, and fraud. The uni-ball® 307™ Gel Pens are smudge free to ensure you can write on glossy cards and paper, and the uni-ball® AIR™ Rollerball Pens can be used from any angle. Both pens come in your favorite color. Shop Office Depot to find the right pen and color for your new writing habit. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Uni Ball. The opinions and text are all mine.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Uni Ball. The opinions and text are all mine.