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The Psychology of Writing Letters

The Psychology of Writing Letters

New studies show that writing letters has healing benefits, both physically and emotionally.

There is something romantic about writing a letter, and it conveys more emotion and affection than any modern means of communication. The letter is personal, heart-felt and physical. It becomes something to be treasured.

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Writing letters becomes a therapeutic process for the writer, and many emotions which were suppressed or buried, start to come through the ink.

The expression becomes deep, thoughtful and heartfelt at the same time.

The instant email and messaging tools deliver our messages in a split second, but the thrill of opening a mailbox and finally receiving the letter one has been waiting for weeks, is undeniably exciting.

It becomes a personal gift for the receiver, and makes them feel important an...

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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.

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Letter writing is thriving

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 #pen...

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Gratitude promotes wellbeing

Gratitude, the feeling of being thankful, is known to increase wellbeing, with studies showing that it:

  • Protects from stress and depression
  • Makes relationships more fulfilling
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Increases mental toughness
  • Decreases worry
  • Impro...

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