This is one of the oldest tricks in the book but so under used. Even with all of the technology we have available to us today, there sometimes is still no replacement for doing things the old-fashioned way, and this is no exception.
Write a handwritten note. This doesn’t mean write an email, or send a text. It means pull out a piece of paper, write down your thoughts in your own handwriting, and deliver a tangible product.
I know, it seems like unnecessary effort, but that’s the point. Dedicating the time to express appreciation, show an interest, or be there for someone else is extremely well received. Your commitment to another person is clear when its in your own handwriting, and it represents more than digital words ever could.
Additionally, it makes the words you write more true to yourself. The physical act of writing something down has a deep association within your psychology, and your affirmations affect your psyche in a more physiological way
Give it a try the next time you want to say thank you, send an invitation, or share a memory. It’ll make you feel better about what you’re writing about, and it’ll be better received by the recipient.
Next time you can, give a friend the gift of a handwritten note and see what happens.