Writing is a precious gift, that most of us have been able to learn very early in school. Writing is also a powerful tool to communicate – and communication is, what makes our lives worth the living, right?
Sadly not every person on this planet is as fortunate as we have been. There are still millions of children that have never had the chance of attending schools nor receiving a proper education. This is, why MONTBLANC and UNICEF have been partnering for 13 years globally to raise funds and awareness to develop lives of millions of children in need. Montblanc’s heritage is dedicated to writing, so the German manufacturer know best, what benefits writing brings and launched a new, limited collection of writing instruments and accessories to support Unicef with each sold piece and to develop together the education opportunities for more than 5 million children worldwide.
I am honored and proud to support and to be a part of the MONTBLANC for UNICEF campaign and to share with you my thoughts and notes on the benefits of writing… I hope this will inspire you to write more, to appreciate this precious skill and to #PassItOn.
10 BENEFITS OF WRITING
# WAKE UP CALL FOR YOUR BRAIN
Writing in the morning wakes up your brain in a very smooth way, makes you become focused and sets you in productive work-mode for the day.
# MEMORY BOOSTER
Writing down memories is like opening an old photo album. You will start remembering and appreciating small details and situations that have long been forgotten.
# CLEAR COMMUNICATION AND SELF EXPRESSION
By writing every day, you will be surprised how your communication skills and the ways you express yourself improve. You will be able to communicate clearer and stronger. You will leave an impact.
What would we do without our agendas and “to do” notes?! Writing down your to do’s and tasks makes you improve your prioritization skills and helps you to remember your tasks throughout the day/week.
# ACHIEVING GOALS AND PLANS
“A written word has more power than a spoken one.” Seeing your goals and visions (hand)written down and on a paper or in a notebook make those more powerful. You are more connected and keen on pursuing them.
# PSYCHOLOGICAL AND HEALING EFFECTS
When struggling with situations, relationships, feelings, losses or anxiety there is nothing better than writing it down. Either its in form of a letter to a person (that you send or just keep) or simply notes to your diary. Once the struggle is out of your system, you will feel more released. Writing down concerns, when in doubt, will help you to understand situations clearer by putting those into your own words and reading them after.
# SMART WAY OF LEARNING
When studying for exams, learning for school or preparing a presentation, what always helped and still helps me most, is simply writing the content and topics down in my own words to remember them even better.
# EVENING RELAXATION
Instead of scrolling through social media, it can be quite relaxing to write down some notes of the day. Be it the 5 most impactful learnings, situations, feelings or simply moments that you are thankful for. This sets you in a calm mode right before you go to bed and makes you sleep and dream better.
Did you know that all great leaders keep writing diaries? Writing down daily experiences, keeping a history – your history – has a huge impact on taking decisions in the future. You learn from it, you analyze situations or patterns. Keeping a journal opens chances for you to make things better, to improve yourself, but also to bring back good memories or dreams to your mind. It also makes you realize how far you’ve come. Do you know the quote “Remember how you once dreamed for the things, you have now!” ? ;-)
# PERSONAL LETTERS AND NOTES
In today’s fast moving society of automated services, there is nothing more personal and genuine than receiving or sending handwritten letters and notes to somebody. May it be to lovers, to friends, to business partners or to clients. It is rare yet so powerful. Handwritten notes share character, quality and appreciation.
To support MONTBLANC for UNICEF and their charitable work, you can simply donate by buying one of this collection’s products here: http://www.montblanc.com/en/collection/landing-pages/shop-the-look-unicef.html
WRITING OPENS UP THE WORLD. PASS ON THIS PRECIOUS GIFT.
Copyright: Montblanc and Nel-Olivia Waga
Photographer: Ellin Anderegg
Products: Montblanc for Unicef Collection