In today’s world, to be personal with someone isn’t what it meant 10 years ago.

What would have been going the extra mile to call a family member instead of texting them, or actually walking or driving to their house, has suddenly been replaced with likes and comments. Social media has become a caliber of some imaginary point system that we use to “interact” with friends.

What used to require a handwritten letter took form in emailing, which later became texting, which became commenting, and has now transformed into computerized notes, which exist simply to mimic the act of a personal effort. In the midst of change, we have to recognize now that this means one crucial thing: handwritten notes are more coveted now than ever before. And this is not only a function of the tremendous effects they can make in your life. But it is also because of their rarity that they will make the biggest impact to the receiver.

Did you know that handwriting a personal note positively affects your brain?

-Handwriting increases neural activity in certain sections of the brain, similar to meditation. 

-Handwriting sharpens the brain and helps us learn.

-Handwriting forces us to slow down and smell the ink. 

Sounds good, right?  So why not find a good pen and some paper or a note card and get started?  Give some thought this weekend to someone you have not touched base with in a while and write them a quick note and drop it in the mail.  Take a tip from us here at Doctor for Life, remember we must not only take care of ours bodies we must also nourish the mind and soul.

rfosterIn today’s world, to be personal with someone isn’t what it meant 10 years ago.