It's no suprize to most of us that writing by hand holds many benefits.

 

As identified by Dr Helen Macpherson of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University, you cannot possibly write everything all at once which means you must write in a style that allows you to get maximum information from minimum output.

 

"You can't write 50 words, you can only write five. So you pick the five key words that will help you remember the exact point of information"

 

The very nature of handwriting means you have to write and organize your thoughts in a way that forces your thoughts into deeper processing.

 

Another key benefit of writing is it actually influences your cognitive processes in a way that slows you down, positively - and paves the way for creativity and new ideas. One study was found to even suggest that hand writing is more strongly linked to emotional processing compared to typing. This could lead to a more mindful and creative mindframe while studying, at work or at home.