I recently read a handful of articles about the merits of writing by hand. Longterm benefits include:
greater mental retention (you remember stuff better when you write it)
the ability to develop your thoughts quicker (you think more about what you’re writing because it takes longer to get it all down)
increased mental health in your old age
In addition to those obvious benefits, writing by hand is a classy lost art—one that most people claim to love, but few people practice anymore. Hoping to become better at remembering things and more thoughtful, I’ve decided to handwrite my blogs before I type them out.
After all, as Seth Godin says, “You will not be tomorrow what you are not becoming today,”