One of my favorite tricks for improving many areas of my life is really simple: I write things down. This is a hugely powerful way to focus your attention, keep track of life, create a permanent record for the future, and much more.
If you think writing is a waste of time, read on for some great reasons to get in the habit of putting pen to paper on a regular basis.
The Act of Writing Helps Your Memory
Have you ever noticed that when you write a shopping list, you can remember almost all the items on it without glancing at it? Or when you have a bright idea and scribble it in your notebook, you can remember it all day? The very act of writing things down helps to get them lodged into your long-term, not short-term, memory.
Boost your memory by:
* Writing out your to-do list at the start of each day
* Recording ideas and thoughts as they occur to you
* Memorizing facts for tests by writing them out several times
Read Living Editor-at-Large Russell Bishop's post on the importance of completing your to-dos...