3 Reasons You Should Write Every Day


About six months ago, I decided I wanted to start a blog. I set up my platform; I decided on my content; I even bought a domain, but it didn’t take off. My problem? Consistency. I wrote when I wanted to, or when I had nothing else to do. And that never happened.


I struggled with it for a while. But then along came the Young Writer’s Workshop, and with it, the wonderful people who became the Writers of Elysian. They forced me to write, because now I had a schedule. I have to write, or I miss my day.


But I’ve learned. I’ve learned that if I write every day, no matter the amount, it gets easier. Just like starting to play the piano, writing just gets easier.


In case you’re not convinced yet, here are Three Reasons You Should Write Every Day.

Form a Habit



How many of you wake up at 5:00 sharp every morning, ready to face the day? Not many. How many do their homework the instant you have a chance? Probably the same. Not many.


So why do we fail to do these things that we know would be so good for us? The answer lies in laziness. Even if we are generally hard-working, all of us have times when we just don’t want to work.


The secret to success is to defeat that workaphobia (ok, maybe not quite a phobia, but pretty close). That secret lies in habits.


Webster defines habits as “a settled or regular tendency or practice.” In other words, when you do something so much that it becomes harder not to do it than to do it, it becomes a habit. That’s the goal with writing. By forming a habit, it becomes easier and easier to write consistently.

Order Your Thoughts



Throughout mundane every-day life, we fill our brains with information, be it from the internet, social media, or just other people. However, much of that information is unnecessary or just plain worthless.


One way to sort the “good” information from the “unnecessary” is to write. Journals work great for this sort of thing, but even plain writing for school or fun can work too.


By writing, you can make sense of your world, because writing forces you to think. Thus, writing can force you to take stock of your world.

Improve your Communication Skills



Communication is one of those delicate arts that everyone needs, but not everyone masters well. Communication is vital because, since humans are social beings, communication is at the core of who we are.


One way to improve your communication is to practice. Practice could entail writing for five minutes on the bus to school, or spending twenty minutes after dinner. However much you choose to write, consistent practice improves your communication skills.


Another cool part about writing is that it can improve your voice communication as well. By learning to bend words to your will through writing, you can get better at speaking, and have fun along the process.



So now it’s time to go hit the ol’ notepad! If you thought of any other good reasons to write, let me know in the comments below. See you next time!

3 comments:

  1. This is awesome. I too am forming a habit of writing everyday. :) also I agree so much on that writing helps organize your thoughts! Good job on this article James.

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  2. SO true! For me personally, I have been consistent with touching my writing in some way since the end of Jan. Granted, I've missed a few days, but other than, I've faithfully done every day even if it's not a whole lot, and it's been great! One thing I do, that really is kind of a motivation in and of itself for me, is I have a writing journal where I record daily what I did that day, whether it's something like, I wrote on a prompt, edited something I had written in the past, or watching the latest YWW video posted. It's kind of exciting for me. Also, in my planner everyday I write the words 'I write,' or 'I wrote' which just show that I did write that day. The habit has been formed! And like you said, writing really does help improve your communication skills, especially if you're like me and loves using uncommon words like swell, myriad, etc! ;)

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  3. BTW, great job communicating your thoughts James! Nicely explained!

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