Everyone has a story to tell but many think they don’t have the tools to do so. Learn more about how to unleash your story in the infographic below:

The Secret Power of Telling Your Story

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The Secret Power Of Telling Your Story: Thinking, Writing and Success

Worldwide, there are approximately 152 million books —  2.2 million more are published each year

More Stories Are Yet To Be Written

  • Stories Are Shared Every Day
    • Posts Per Day
      • LinkedIn: 1 million
      • Blog Posts: 7.5 million
      • Facebook: 422 million
      • Twitter: 500 million
  • The Benefits Of Storytelling

Storytelling can make any fact up to 22x more memorable

“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” – Jimmy Neil Smith, Director of the International Storytelling Center 

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

The Power Of Writing Stories

  • The Benefits Of Writing

[Call Out: Writing about important personal experiences for as little as 15 minutes over the course of three days may benefit your mental and physical health]

  • Psychological Benefits
      • Healing: Writers process emotions quicker than non-writers
        • “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” — Anne Frank
      • Communication: Writing can effectively communicate difficult concepts
        • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” ― Maya Angelou
      • Self-Reflection: Writing about your experiences helps provide clarity
        •  “I think your thoughts are so much less frightening when they’re tangible, when you can see them on a page in front of you” — Emma Watson
      • Concentration: Writing helps you focus on a single idea
        • “When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.” — Michael Leboeuf
      • Legacy: Writing makes your story part of history
        • “To survive, you must tell stories.” — Umberto Eco
  • Reasoning: Regular writing helps organize complex ideas and feelings
  • “There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.” — Warren Buffet
      • Success: Writing goals enhances wellbeing and likelihood of success
  • “My most essential possession is a standard-sized school notebook” — Richard Branson

[Call Out: According to one study, people who write down their goals are 1.5x more likely to achieve them]

    • Physical Benefits
  • Lower Blood Pressure: Regular, expressive writing may decrease high blood pressure and protect against hypertension
    • Reduce Stress Symptoms: Regularly writing about stressful events may help improve symptoms of chronic disease*
    • Improved Mood & Wellness: Regularly writing about intensely positive experiences may enhance mood — and decrease doctor visits
    • Maintain Cognitive Function: Reading and writing may improve cognition and memory — potentially helping prevent dementia
    • Speed Wound Healing: Writing about emotional experiences may lead to faster healing of physical injuries

According to one study, people who write about upsetting life events are 1.7x more likely to heal wounds quickly

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” –Toni Morrison

How To Write Mindfully

  • Getting Started

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” — Anne Lamott

    • Choose Your Story: Decide what you want to write about
      • Are you looking to achieve a goal? Or, reflecting on a bad experience?
      • Use a writing prompt to get the creative juices flowing
    • Enjoy The Journey: Focus on the process rather than just the end result
      • Writing should feel like a reward, not a punishment
      • Save everything — you never know what you’ll want to come back too
  • Build A Habit: The benefits of writing take time 
    • Commit to writing every day or several times a week
    • Start small —  write for 10 minutes a day and then stop
  • Writing For Life

Opyrus enables you to tap your power to write and change your life

  • Morning: Write down a goal you want to accomplish
  • Daily: Write about your feelings to help reduce stress
  • Evening: Write about something you’re grateful for

Every writer news support, guidance, and feedback to succeed — anyone can become a published author with the right tools

Opyrus enables you to tap your power to write and change your life

Opyrus democratizes and socializes writing

  • Grow
    • WritingLight™ delivers you rich information, courses, podcasts and other sources of knowledge
  • Collaborate
    • Caravan is a private community of writers, guides and service providers
  • Create
    • FastPencil™ is an easy-to-use writing tool to create, protect and sell your personal content

Start Writing Your Story You might just change the world

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