Handwriting Can Help You Live A Healthier Life

June 29, 2018

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Putting pen to paper can put your body and mind on the ‘write’ track. A new study found that if you take just 15 minutes to complete writing exercises about self-compassion can increase a women’s body image. Writing a self-love letter increased body satisfaction among participants. Previous research has also suggested that writing has a positive impact on mental health, stress, and even how the body functions. For instance, writing a to-do list can help you fall asleep 10 minutes faster. It can reduce stress and help to overcome failure. Researchers reported that those who wrote about failures from the previous week had lower stress levels and did better on future tasks than those who did not jot down their losses. It can help you get a job. Study published in the Academy of Management Journal followed engineers after they were fired from their jobs, and found that 52% of those who wrote down their thoughts and feelings about the situation were reemployed, compared to 19% of those who did not write at all, or who wrote about different topics.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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