MORE IDEAS FROM 5 Life-Affirming Benefits of Writing Letters By Hand, According to Research
Letter writing - by hand - is linked with mental health benefits.
Letter-writing may seem like a lost art form. However, during the initial quarantine and beyond, statistics showed an increase in sales of notecards and writing papers. TikTok's hashtag #penpal has over 192 million views and penpal communities are increasing globally.
Good personal writing can encourage a real connection and brighten someone's day, be it a birthday day card, snail mail, a text message or a work email.
When done right, it feels like someone is really noticing you.
Unlike modern communication tools like text messages, letters have a unique, personal and intimate identity. Letter writing is a lost art, and an important tool for therapy. The pent up feelings inside us, the right and wrong impressions, conceptions (and misconceptions), explanations, and apologies that are left unsaid, can be expressed in a letter to anyone we want, even ourselves.
It’s not important that we actually send the letter to the person, however, the letters that really need to be sent, are also the most therapeutic.
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