I recently started to journal using pen and paper. I want my writing to be readable in the future, forcing myself to work on my handwriting.
I've watched videos and read articles on what to do and how to do it. From them, I learned that I had to work on the following flaws of mine:
- mixing cursive and print
- letters differing too much in size
- different letters looking too much alike
- writing too fast
- writing too small
In the beginning, I wrote a line for each letter every day. While this should lead to results, it isn't engaging or interesting.
I like TJ DeVries' tip for learning a new programming language. Use your phone to read documentation or a textbook instead of scrolling social media.
I combine that with my desire to write and to improve my handwriting.
Currently, I'm learning Go. Go has a very well-documented standard library. Each day, I copy a page from it, learning more about the language, killing two birds with one stone.
While I still have a long way to go, I can now at least read what I wrote yesterday.