Did you know that handwriting has health benefits ? Research studies, available on the internet, show that cursive writing can improve mood, and that it is a soothing activity. It helps us to slow down, and fully engage with our thoughts.
Some schools, feeling that their curriculum is already too full, have stopped teaching cursive handwriting, but some are re-considering this, since there is evidence that teaching handwriting helps children, especially those suffering from dyslexia.
Research also shows that regular handwriting can reduce stress levels, and can help to keep older brains sharp.
While I continue to use anti-wrinkle cream, I am more concerned with avoiding cognitive decline.
I write in a prayer journal, in which I express my gratitude to God, and I keep a record of whom I am praying for. I choose my journals carefully, and write with a japanese calligraphy pen , which makes writing a pleasure. Usually I will doodle around the edges of the pages as well. Research shows that doodling can also provide stress relief ! Ultimately, any wholesome activity that reduces our stress levels will be beneficial in providing anti-aging benefits.