It’s National Thank You Card day! When was the last time you wrote – or received – a thank you card?
Whether you are the sender or receiver, the thank you card starts a cascade of gratitude. Neuroscience proves that just looking for something to be grateful for drops our cortisol (stress) levels by 23%. Then when we FEEL gratitude, it gets our bodies to produce dopamine and serotonin (the happy hormones.)
Also, writing by hand has been shown to have several benefits for the brain. It can improve memory and retention of information, as well as increase cognitive processing.
When you write by hand, you are engaging multiple areas of your brain, including the motor cortex, which is responsible for movement, and the sensory cortex, which processes touch. This multisensory experience can help to strengthen the connections between neurons in the brain, which can lead to improved learning and problem-solving skills.
Additionally, writing by hand can also help to improve fine motor skills, which can be beneficial for children as they develop their writing skills.
Finally, writing by hand can also be a relaxing and meditative activity that can help to reduce stress and improve overall mental well-being.
Curious – do YOU write thank you notes? How do you feel when you receive a hand written thank you note?
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