In my life, the benefits of writing have been profound.
Back in my school days, I remember envying kids who came to class visibly cool and composed just before a test. I, on the other hand, was a nervous wreck; worried, apprehensive, and unsure of myself.
No matter how hard I tried, I was wrapped in self-doubt with dreadful possibilities stealing my composure and peace of mind.
What if I forget everything I’ve studied?
What if I write too slowly and can’t complete the test?
I dreaded exam days and hoped one day, I would never have to write a test again!
Despite my nerves, before and during those excruciating exam hours, I would invariably find myself calm, confident and relaxed as I attempted questions requiring self-expression and forethought.
Drafting essays in English and Hindi was especially enjoyable, and it didn’t feel like such a compulsion.
“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” ~ E. L. Doctorow
In college too, presenting my views and thoughts using the written word came in handy, as I studied Advertising and Marketing. I loved expressing my opinions on “Is Advertising a Bane or a Boon”, “The Importance of Public Service Advertising”, etc.
Writing got me going. It gave me a unique voice and instilled in me confidence, hope, and positivity.
With time, my rendezvous with writing blossomed into a full-time career as a freelance content writer.
I had learned how to contain my nervous energies and turn them around into building something that was meaningful, unique, and immensely satisfying.
In case you’re wondering, even research confirms that writing can improve our emotional and physical health.
Amazing Benefits of Writing
Today, I am lucky to pursue a career that makes me happy, fills me with exuberance and puts a smile on my face, every day.
In a span of
fourteen eighteen years, I have worked with many reputed Indian and International clients, and the experience has been nothing short of fantastic.
Looking back at how far I have come from that nervous teen who dreaded exams, I relish the realisation that I have conquered my fears!
As I single-handedly tackle diverse content writing and copywriting projects and meet deadlines, I am happy to exercise professionalism, clarity of thought and self-expression.
There are no more tests to fear, no nervous energy to deal with as every fresh writing job is a happy possibility, a blank canvas to fill with the power of words!
Writing this post has given me a delightful opportunity to recount the days gone by and appreciate the benefits of writing in my life for as long as I can remember. I am lucky to pursue a career that satisfies me creatively and inspires me to get better at my craft consistently.
Have you experienced the positive benefits of writing in your life too?
Do you feel invigorated and happy when you write?
Tell me about your experiences in the comments section below.
Note: This post was first written to participate in a Writing Contest.