Write more so you can say more. (Or so they say)
The basis of my writing (at least in my own humble opinion) is to get better at articulating myself, and that’s something I used to struggle with, which is to put my thoughts into words. Over the years, I’ve become so accustomed to keeping my thoughts to myself in a seemingly noble manner to not ‘burden’ another being with my thoughts, all in a repercussion which affected me in the long run.
Of course, I did not realise this until years further down the road, when I found myself struggling to appropriately articulate my thoughts, and to describe my feelings, in normal everyday conversation. I’ve been working on it though, and it’s been slowly coming back since.
In this day and age, I’d have to say the value of being able to articulate oneself well is invaluable. To be able to accurately say how you feel and what you think in your conversations has almost become like an ability which needs to be attained. It shouldn’t be that way. Imagine the value it would add to our relationships and interactions if we’re able to confidently and accurately say what’s on our mind, first and fore-mostly without the fear of hurting the other person, and to be able to put your thoughts in better words so that it does not come off in the wrong way.
One way we can do this, is to talk more or in the case where one may feel unable to express oneself (ME), write. I’m not asking you to ramble on as soon as you have the opportunity to speak, but do so in an appropriate setting, formal if you may. Articulate ideas, pen it down, realise the ideas, and continue to work your brain until it becomes sort of like a routine, something that you might not struggle with at all.
This is a short thought monologue on how I think I can improve in being a better communicator, to be able to express myself more clearly, and possibly in an even more concise manner, without scrambling for the right words when in need to speak out.
I put in the work.