The POWER and Importance of Writing Things Down

Welcome to 'Day 23' in the month long series of articles cataloging
 Simple Organizing Solutions!  

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The simple act of writing things down holds significant power.   

Here's just a few explanations...

 "A written goal brings clarity and focus. It gives you a direction. And by rewriting your goals you not only reaffirm what your goals are.You may also find new insights that bring more clarity and focus to your goal and life."
~ '7 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Write Things Down' ~ via ThePositivityBlog.com


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"...when we write — before we write, although indistinguishably so — we are putting some degree of thought into evaluating and ordering the information that we are receiving. That process, and not the notes themselves, is what helps fix ideas more firmly in our minds, leading to greater recall down the line."
 "When we write something down, research suggests that as far as our brain is concerned, it’s as if we were doing that thing. Writing seems to act as a kind of mini-rehearsal for doing."
~ 'Writing and Remembering: Why We Remember What We Write' ~ via LifeHack.org


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 "Writing stimulates a bunch of cells at the base of the brain called the reticular activating system (RAS). The RAS acts as a filter for everything your brain needs to process, giving more importance to the stuff that you're actively focusing on at the moment—something that the physical act of writing brings to the forefront. In Write It Down, Make It Happen, author Henriette Anne Klauser says that "Writing triggers the RAS, which in turn sends a signal to the cerebral cortex: ‘Wake up! Pay attention! Don't miss this detail!' Once you write down a goal, your brain will be working overtime to see you get it..."
~ Why You Learn More Effectively by Writing Than Typing - via LifeHacker.com


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