Why you should write every day (and how to pull it off)

Distilling thoughts into words and building sentences and paragraphs—for even a few minutes a day—does more than just create text blocks. It also eases your mind and frees up your thinking.

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How often do you write?

If you’re not a professional, your writing habits might be weak and flabby. Let me explain why you should write every day.

Here are three things you almost certainly do every day:

Here are three you probably do (or are nagged by others to do):

I’m guessing most of you don’t write every day. That’s perfectly OK if you have no interest in writing or no responsibility for doing it.

If, however, you relish the thought of becoming a better writer or one who works with more ease and less angst, here’s why you should develop the habit of writing every day.

1. Writing daily makes the job easier.

If you get more practice at anything—exercising, cooking, making music or playing chess—it starts to become second nature. You don’t have to try as hard, and you have more fun.

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2. Writing daily will improve the quality of your work .

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