In case you missed it on Freshly Pressed last week, here’s an excerpt from Blog more. It is good for your health:
Many people don’t write because they don’t know what to write about, or feel like it will be a waste of time, they are wrong. Writing is both enjoyable and healthy not because of the words you write but because of the process you go through to come up with the words you are going to type. Austin Gunter from TechRanch Austin tweeted “Writing really helps. It’s like Airborne for the heart.” I agree.
Writing is therapeutic. I agree with Miguel de Cervantes‘ quote: “The pen is the tongue of the mind” and this can be both good and bad, this could get you in trouble if you are not careful about the topics you write about. However, the therapeutic value will be there, always. For some, writing is a way to communicate ideas and thoughts with others in a very comfortable way… because you can read, edit, read again and edit one more time before you share it with others, you just don’t have that benefit when you are talking. So yes, the pen is the tongue of the mind but is under much more control than the mouth itself.
via On Techies.