“Handwriting is more connected to the movement of the heart.”
– Natalie Goldberg
I spend most of my time writing on a computer.
But recently, I’ve started handwriting in a digital notebook every morning (I use the Remarkable 2 👈 you can get $40 off using that link!).
I find that it slows me down and makes me really think about the words I’m putting on the page.
In our technology-ridden world, handwriting is a bit of a lost art.
So here are some tips if you want to add handwriting to your daily routine…
Write Freely — When you put pen to paper, you don’t always need to know what comes next. These spontaneous journaling sessions often lead to some of my best work. Just ask yourself a difficult question and try to answer it. This is a great opportunity to work through things in your life without any judgment. No one is reading over your shoulder.
Bring It Everywhere — I never know when I’m going to get a stroke of inspiration… or need to spend a bit of time working through some difficult thoughts. So I take my digital notebook with me everywhere I go. I end up using it a lot while I’m on the metro.
Embrace Imperfections — Your handwriting doesn’t have to be perfect. Embrace the imperfections and uniqueness of your writing style. It’s a reflection of you – authentic and individual.
Doodle — Sometimes I do more doodling than writing. But why not? That’s the beauty of pen and paper… there’s no strict limits on how you can express yourself.
Give Yourself Time — As well as being spontaneous, it can also be good to set a daily routine of handwriting for 30 minutes. Setting aside time for this discipline gives you space to think through challenges or be creative… and it’s often more beneficial than you might expect!