It’s no secret that plenty of us would welcome a touch of the smarts, or maybe helping to slow down the decline of our brains and keep ourselves sharp!

There are a number of ways that you can try and do this, some of which are obvious, some of which are not quite so. Something that we can all do on a daily basis is writing notes. But what impact does writing notes have and why is it something that we should all be embracing in order to make ourselves smarter?

Writing notes is shown to help us to remember things

While many of us turn to our tablets, smartphones and laptops for much of the things that we need to write down on a daily basis, it is actually harder for our brains to take this information in. So much so, that there have been plenty of studies carried out to ascertain whether or not the physical act of writing something down is going to help you to remember it. Something that has been proven to be the case.

It makes things easier to prioritize and think about

Being able to plan your time and what you need to do makes things a whole lot easier. Which means that it is a good idea to do your best to take the time to write things down and prioritize what you need to do. Having a written list means that you can instantly see the things that you have in the diary and act on them.

It clears out our heads

Having a million thoughts whizzing around in your brain is never going to be good for you. Getting into the habit of writing things down on a daily basis is going to allow you to empty out your brain and push your focus towards the things that are actually important.

We can keep them for a later date

Have you ever felt the need to go through some old notes in order to jog your memory? If you have then it is a good idea to hand write these notes. You can then keep them and go through those notes as and when you need them.

They are good motivation

Do you have an end goal that you are working towards? Finding it really hard to get there? Perhaps you need a gentle push in the right direction. By planning a short time to write down some notes on a daily basis you can spend the time thinking about the things that you need to do to get there and how much closer you are to the end point. What better motivation is there than that?

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why writing daily notes can be helpful for you, so why not try some of our Girl’s Knock Life top tips above and see if it can make a difference?