Did you know that a person’s handwriting can point to one’s personality? Just from analyzing your handwriting, experts can find over 5,000 personality traits. In this article, I’ve prepared for you a list of the best tips to improve your handwriting.
There are three main tips to keep in mind: slow down, aim for consistency, and practice.
By slowing down you can focus better on your grip of the pen and on what you are writing. A relaxed grip will make your writing flow better and won’t tire your hand as much as when tightly holding the pen. Letterform and consistency are important in making your writing look as neat as possible. This consistency is much more pleasant to the eye.
Most importantly, to improve your handwriting you need a lot of practice. There is no substitute for practice, whether it is a practice sheet or your daily to-do list.
Here are a few easy steps to get you started:
Find a style that you like and get yourself a handwriting worksheet! You can try different styles and see which one you like best. It is very difficult to get started without following a pattern. Get yourself some inspiration and find a style you want to try. Having a guideline and practice sheets rather than simply practising on your own will have a greater impact.
Here are my most favourite worksheets:
These are my personal favourite free guidelines. Check to see if you like any of these styles and try tracing each and every letter. You will notice after the first few practice sessions a great improvement. Every time you have to write something, try writing it in the new style, otherwise, you might just set yourself a step back.
Now that you have chosen a style you like, before starting to write, you should stretch your hands and fingers. This might sound a bit funny at first, but like before every type of workout, you need to stretch. If you start writing while you are still stiff you will only hurt your hands in the process.
When you’re writing make sure you keep a relaxed grip. If you do not stretch you will most likely end up with really sore hands. This depends, of course, on how much practice you have and for how long you will be writing.
Stretching is an important key so make sure you do not skip it. This will greatly affect your results in the long run, and it will also prevent you from hurting your hands and fingers. Try to remember and do this before and after every writing session. It might seem like a hassle at first, but your hands will thank you later.
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Practice and then practice some more! Your handwriting will improve, don’t worry. It might get worse before it gets better, so don’t be scared and do not give up!
Write each letter as neatly and consistently as possible. With time, this tedious thing that takes you hours and hours now will become muscle memory. Keep everything you write and compare. You will be able to see the difference quite fast. You got this!
The most important aspect of developing beautiful handwriting is practice. It takes a lot of time and patience. Results might not show up immediately, that’s why you shouldn’t give up if you don’t see results right away.