Senior Citizen Writer’s
Reason Four — Writing Makes One Immortal.
Five reasons to become a writer that can benefit senior citizens.
Writing is a great hobby for senior citizens. We can do it from home, at the library, or on the go with smartphones or tablets. Writing has many benefits, including mental stimulation, extending, or developing your writing skills, and increase your vocabulary. The entry cost to writing is low and there is no age limit.
People who write engage their brain to process thoughts, thoughts which are transferred from their mind to paper. Once written, and as you read out loud, your editing skills will then kick in on the parts that make you cringe, or they make little sense. This is part of the writing process for any writer.
Writing Improves your thinking capabilities.
Regular writing improves your thinking abilities. It will make you more observant of the environment and writing is a good way to make sense of the world around you. Studies have shown writing can help people in recovery from addiction or writing can be a coping strategy for a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster. Writing is very calming for some people and can help reduce anxiety. Regular writing will improve your writing skills and increase your vocabulary.
Writing Alleviates stress.
Writing can be a good way to relieve stress. When we write, we release endorphins that help to alleviate our stress and make us feel more relaxed and healthier. There are many forms of writing that senior citizens can do. One of the most popular writing activities is writing in a journal or writing letters to friends, family, or pen pals. Writing provides seniors with an outlet for their thoughts and feelings while offering new insights into life events. Writing is also a great way for seniors to get new ideas by exploring different topics they are passionate about.
Writing keeps your brain active.
Writing keeps your brain active by using different parts of your brain. Think about the words that you want to write and then put them into a sentence. This can help keep your mind from becoming lazy and less inhibited.
Writing makes one immortal.
When you are writing, you are capturing your thought and worldview into the written form for family, friends, and others to see and read. The longer you write, the more of yourself comes out in your articles and stories. Writers’ identities are like that of people where they can be like others but not identical, so it is with a writer. The more you write, the more that is left behind, the greater the possibilities of immortality.
Writing helps you understand yourself.
One benefit of writing is it can help you learn more about yourself. This is because writing provides space for self-reflection and writing is an act of introspection. You will also be able to see your writing improve over time once you write more than just twice per month.
The writing process helps us explore our thoughts, feelings, and ideas by writing them down on paper or on a screen. Writing forces, us to think through what we are trying to say in a way that speaking does not do, which gives us time to make revisions or corrections before we hit “send.” In this way, writing can help us be clearer with understanding our thoughts.
There are five reasons to become a writer that can benefit senior citizen, improve your thinking capabilities, alleviate stress, keep your brain active, make one immortal, and help you understand yourself.
To write, all you need is a pen and paper or an app on your phone, tablet, or computer. You’ll also want to make sure that you have time dedicated scheduled for writing every day, so it becomes more of a habit than anything else. Once you get started with regular writing, the benefits will be worth it!
It is important to try writing, you might like what you find!
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