Whenever people think of calligraphy, they always think, “Oh, it’s some sort of fancy writing.” Calligraphy, however, is not just about beautiful handwriting, the art goes much deeper than that. For one, it helps relieve stress. It also improves concentration and stimulates creativity, apart from helping to develop fine motor skills. Being able to create beautiful lettering can help you to feel better and confident.
It Is A Form Of Meditation
Whenever I sit to do calligraphy, I forget everything that’s on my mind and feel like I am transported to a different planet. At the time, for me, only my ink, my creativity and the paper exist. It is deeply meditative and relaxing. With each and every stroke you create, your attention and focus moves further into what you are doing. Owing to that concentration, your mind starts to forget the other problems. Calligraphy forces us to slow down, focus and breathe. It helps relieve stress and feel relaxed.
It Enables Gratitude
As kids we always used to enjoy everything that came our way, but as we get older, circumstances often get the better of us. This leads to stress and us being enveloped by negativity. This can lead to losing our belief in love and humanity. When you start your day writing a beautiful letter to a loved one – parents, partners, kids, siblings, friends – engaging in your calligraphy skills, you will have a sense of gratitude.
I recently I wrote a heartfelt letter from a husband to his 81-year-old wife. It moved me. I keep reading and writing beautiful sentiments of people and see their urge to convey their feelings to their loved ones in the most beautiful ways. It helps me believe more in the goodness of people.
It Helps Connect Better With Others
We have all experienced writing with pen on paper at some point in our lives. Although we are powered with smartphones and other devices, personally written notes help us connect with people faster. This is especially true for me during live events when people see me writing, they initiate conversations out of curiosity. Many mention how the miss the handwritten touch. So why wait until you miss it much? Get up and start writing beautifully today!
It Creates A Lasting Impression
Calligraphy is a whole lot of fun for me, besides the fact that it brings joy to the people I do it for. It’s a lovely way to create something meaningful for others. People will know that you have spent some time making drafts and writing their names. The gesture will remain with them for a long time to come. In today’s digital world with people being lost in messages, updates and emails that little gesture of an artistically handwritten note will stand out. They will be excited and treasure it.
Learning calligraphy is absolutely worth it. I encourage you to pick up your pen and start today!