Writing things down, with your actual hands, is just plain better at getting you to remember and execute good ideas.
So begins “The Pen is Mightier Than the Phone: a Case for Writing Things Out” by Kevin Purdy. He goes on to list key reasons that writing things out the old-fashioned way might be your best choice, such as its association with better learning and memory, therapeutic uses, and the fact that writing longhand creates a “smoother path from brain to the printed word.”
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What more do you need? You now have permission to indulge in a new pen. Purely for therapeutic purposes :).