Writing every day for at least 30 minutes or 500 words, increased my typing speed and accuracy.
When I get sufficiently warmed I can type without looking at the keyboard, without pause, and with a quick flowing of words from my tapping fingers.
That helps in getting concentrated in listening to my thoughts while putting a distance from what surrounds me. Sentences are maybe less elegant but the connection with my brain is deeper and stronger.
Skipping all time you take your glaze out of your screen to look for that damn accented character seems to be a small thing. Typing a comma instead of a period is not a big deal. But when you type millions of characters and you aim at dumping your eruptive brain, any interruption you can avoid makes your flow more fluid and your thoughts more coherent.
You should have short hesitations to find the right words, not the right key to press.
The useful repercussion is in everyday life: I can type faster, and maybe more effectively. I make fewer typing mistakes. I can watch a video or follow a conversation without getting (too much) distracted in typing notes.
Writing is also physical performance, when typing, train yourself to use all fingers without looking at the keyboard, you’ll be one step closer to merge your computer with your brain. (Yes, it is a good thing).
This is Essay 22 of 30 in the my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days
- The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
- Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
- Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
- Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
- Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
- Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
- Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
- Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
- Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
- Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
- Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
- Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
- Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
- Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
- Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
- Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
- Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
- Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
- Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
- Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
- Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
- Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
- Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
- Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
- Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
- If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
- Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
- The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)