Why does writing matter?

Promoting Brilliance recommends writing as a daily practice. We advise you to do this by hand with pen and paper. (Science will tell you it’s best). Daily writing as a form of reflection helps you connect with your whole self and supports what you need to maintain balance at work, and in life. It contributes to your well-being.

So why does this matter?

Writing connects you with your inner life, which helps you grow self-awareness. Translating your thoughts and feelings into words helps you learn more about yourself. Using your values to challenge how you move forward will shine the light forward. Self-awareness is one of the most important factors for success in life and within your career.

Guides you to move forward, helping you to learn from the past and let go. Cultivate opportunities to let go and move on. Writing letters—that you never actually send—to specific people in your career or life can help you articulate what’s going on, and to see it through a new lens. It help you process and let go of what may be keeping you from moving forward. Challenging situations or difficult relationships may cause over-analysis, and writing helps us move the “e-motions” and step forward into a new place that is filled with more creative choices.

Supports deeper appreciation for your life and acknowledges your progress. Regular writing will help you to track goals, make clearer choices, create plan of action that encourages accountability. Patience can grow from a writing practice if you seek deeper understanding for the timing and process of change. It allows more space and acceptance for the nature of our creative process, and room to enjoy the experience of authentic change.

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Contact Beth Wellesley at 612.824.0454 (o) or 612.325.5104 (m). Email her at beth@promotingbrilliance.com or use the CONNECTING menu.