Look, I’m not a scientist, so I can’t present you with a study on what writing does for your health, or the benefits for your brain, or how you’ll look 25 years younger.
But here’s what I do know: writing helps you get better. It ensures that you really get to know the topic as well as you thought you did. It helps formalize thoughts. It improves your ability to structure, organize, and create hierarchy. It makes you a better storyteller. It can help to bolster your public image with thought leadership. It educates. It creates discussion, introduces you to new points of view.
And, it’s cathartic. Dang. Coffee and a keyboard? Pretty great morning if you ask me.