By: Phoebe Ann Alba
- Freedom of Expression
Writing as a medium of communication and expression is limitless. The moment you write on that very paper, you already know it could live forever. Writing immortalizes everything – a simple thought, memory or experience. It can be passed on to different generations even if you’re already gone.
Presently, since we’ve stepped up into the digital world, in just one click, a single article can reach millions of audiences in different countries at the same time. Also, it’s a wide platform where the fear of being judged negatively is much lesser since you’re not facing people directly; you can express yourself more freely and with less inhibitions because you can choose to communicate virtually.
More importantly, you can establish relevant advocacies such as a better healthcare system, education and whatnot. Through writing, you are able to widen the array of help you can extend to the community and be critical and influential in a positive way.
According to an article, there are three main ways of communication in business: verbal, non-verbal and written. All of them are being practiced yet written communication is the most crucial.
In a company, no matter what level of hierarchy you’re at, having writing skills is a valuable asset. You’ll be needing that on basic company essentials such as writing emails, making letters, reports, company brochures, presentation slides, case studies, sales materials, visual aids, social media updates, and other business documents.
Consequently, very good written communication skills can make your connection easier internally with your colleagues or externally with your clients. Correspondence in business aids you to connect with partners and stakeholders. Especially in sales, it’s very important to have your message delivered as articulate as you can. In selling a product, you have to be accurate and creative at the same time. The more precise and articulate you are in communicating, the more influential you can be and likely close your deals.
3. Psychological Help
One of the most useful things you can do to combat stress and anxiety is to keep a running record of your thoughts on paper (Markway, Barbara Ph.D).
You see mental health is just as important as physical health. A lot of us are probably running out of things to keep us sane during this time of quarantine but writing can actually help you process your thoughts by keeping a thought diary or a journal. Paying attention to your anxious thoughts doesn’t mean you are letting yourself drown. Instead, writing them down helps you identify the things you should avoid. When you’re done identifying these thoughts, you can sublimate. It helps. Sublimation is a kind of defense mechanism where you can channel your irrational thoughts or realistic fears to something useful and constructive. You can either learn a new dance or engage into sports, or even create a new masterpiece. Do the things that ignites the energy within you. Also, talking to people is good. Reaching out and opening up is healthy for the mind.
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