Posted by: Ryan Schoenefeld | December 8, 2010

The Importance of Mental Exercise

One cannot underestimate the importance of blogging. It enables Wordsan individual to become a more gifted writer and communicator. The traditional notion that practice makes perfect is also applicable to writing in my opinion. Take the time to express your thoughts and see how creative you can become along the way. You may even potentially surprise yourself and discover that you look forward to composing your inner most thoughts.

I compare the process to an artist that reveals his or her subconscious on a canvas. Writing is similar because it allows a person to tangibly cultivate their thoughts and disperse them to other individuals through their words. Their words are comparable to the paint and the specific media that each individual artist decides to utilize.

It is especially easy to scatter your work via the Internet with the advent of social media and digital networking. With digital communication becoming increasingly relevant on a day-to-day basis, there isn’t a more ideal time to commence a blog. It may seem daunting initially, but take the time to see if you enjoy the process and don’t feel obligated to continue if you don’t appreciate.

I would even classify writing as exercise for the mind. We always hear of the importance of maintaining your body through physical exercise, but we should also strive to maintain our mental youth through perpetual use. I am by no means suggesting that writing is the only avenue to accomplish this, although it can be an idyllic option – especially if you happen to work in a specific field that involves writing.

This approach can hopefully enable yourself to become more proficient and establish credibility in your particular industry. You can even facilitate a blog that correlates to your meticulous occupation, and in a sense become a subject matter expert. Business leaders may even look to you for advice and interpretation on certain issues.

All-in-all, I would say that the benefits of blogging outweigh the prospective repercussions. Start the journey and express your thoughts. It doesn’t necessarily need to be academic either; decide on a specific focus and always re-evaluate your decision. There is no harm in trying, and at least you will have experienced something that is different from the tedious lives that most of us live.

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