Did you know that the average person hasn’t written by hand for over 40 days? And according to a new survey, most of us say that when we DO write by hand, it’s just a sloppy note to ourselves – like a grocery list. Experts say we’re writing less because we’re sending more messages by text. But know this: Studies show that writing by hand is one of the easiest ways to boost memory and creativity. That’s because it reinforces information we’ve learned, and stimulates the part of our brain that processes thoughts.