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(DAY 120) 10 Learnings from 120 Days of Daily Writing

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Gaurav Parashar

I started writing 4 months ago, the journey of self-expression started on 23rd Feb 2023. Today marks a momentous occasion as I celebrate a 120-day streak of consistent daily writing. My first piece of writing (DAY 1) Let's Start was more a stub or a blob. Today, I am putting together my top 10 learnings from this transformative habit of daily public writing.

Writing is the painting of the voice.

1. Discovering the Joy of Self-Expression

Writing daily has provided me with a powerful outlet to express my thoughts, ideas, and emotions. It has become a rewarding and cathartic experience that brings me immense joy and fulfillment.

2. Cultivating Discipline and Consistency

Maintaining a daily writing practice has taught me the value of discipline and consistency. It has helped me overcome procrastination and develop a strong work ethic, enabling me to make progress towards my writing goals.

3. Unleashing Creativity

Through consistent writing, I have tapped into the depths of my creativity. The act of writing regularly has sparked new ideas, allowed me to explore different writing styles, and helped me think outside the box.

4. Refining Communication Skills

Writing daily has been instrumental in refining my communication skills. I have become more articulate, organized, and concise in conveying my thoughts and ideas, both in writing and in verbal communication.

5. Enhancing Clarity of Thought

The process of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) has significantly enhanced my clarity of thought. Regular writing has helped me structure my ideas more effectively, enabling me to present them in a coherent and logical manner.

6. Overcoming Writer's Block

By committing to writing daily, I have discovered that writer's block is merely a temporary obstacle that can be overcome. Writing consistently has trained my mind to be more adaptable and has equipped me with strategies to overcome creative blocks.

7. Developing a Unique Writing Voice

Through daily writing, I have cultivated my own unique writing voice. I have gained a deeper understanding of my personal style, tone, and perspective, which adds authenticity and depth to my writing.

8. Expanding Knowledge and Learning

Daily writing has encouraged me to explore new topics, conduct research, and expand my knowledge base. It has become a gateway to continuous learning and personal development.

9. Building Confidence

As the days turned into weeks and then months, my confidence as a writer has grown exponentially. The act of consistently putting my thoughts into words has bolstered my self-belief and empowered me to share my ideas with the world.

10. Fostering Community and Connection

Throughout this journey, I have had the pleasure of connecting with fellow writers and readers who share similar passions and interests. The writing community has provided support, encouragement, and valuable feedback, fueling my motivation to keep writing.

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.

Embarking on a this streak of daily writing has been a fulfilling experience. It has become an integral part of my daily routine, shaping me into a better writer and a more self-assured individual. Writing daily has taught me discipline, enhanced my creativity, and strengthened my ability to communicate effectively.

Writing on the wall at Gandhi Nagar Station, Jaipur - India's first fully women-operated railway station

Writing on the wall at Gandhi Nagar Station, Jaipur