Pressing down too hard when writing?

Writing is one of our most basic forms of communication, and we’ve been doing it for thousands of years. It’s a skill that keeps evolving as the world evolves.

These days, we do not write much by hand except for signing checks or jotting down notes – everything else can be typed on computers or smartphones. But here comes a common problem – pressing down too hard when writing!

If you are someone who writes frequently- like poets or novelists, journalists or students, etc – then this could be a real issue for you!

Fear not- in this article, we will provide valuable hints on how to avoid pressing down too hard while writing without compromising your creative process.

What happens when you press down too hard?

Before tackling how to prevent something from happening let us first investigate why it’s happening in the first place. When you press down excessively firm with your pen/pencil/sharpie/feather all manner of awful impacts start taking shape:

  • Tendinitis: Running its course between the wrist and elbow there is bandy stuff known technically as “common extensor tendon.” There’re numerous muscles stacked over each other controlling intricate activities such as gripping holding up heavy things just-so which ultimately began hurting once tendinitis kicks in.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Not quite weightlifting but anywhere there’s frequent flexing-extending/balling-up/opening-out through our wrists some people get carpal tunnel syndrome if they have hereditary pre-dispositions toward tight ligaments/wide fingers/gainful utilization/ease back flow throughout their nerves.

  • Writing Disabilities (Dysgraphia): No big secret somewhere around five-to-twenty percentage kids face dyslexia during their developmental stages which refers to difficulty learning print/ poor handwriting skills/difficulty with grammar/slow pace of writing/ illegible script.

  • Uncomfortable Writing: Uneasy groups frequently get thinner cushions throughout the skin surrounding finger bones, bringing about fingertips being smacked against a hard surface such as paper beginning to ache more than typically would.

Right then. Enough with the horrid causes now let’s think of ways to deal with them!

Hold your pen/pencil

Hold your writing tool (pen or pencil) lightly between your fingers it’s not an industrial excision saw for heaven sakes! A good rule is to try holding it gently without leaving any marks on its body while you write.

More commonly known as Tripod grip, this idea comprises pinching one end of a writing instrument amid pointer finger and thumb facing downwards so that knuckles near middle-finger could be rested upon item in question while applying moderate pressure utilizing usual motion throughout index finger necessary for creating lines or dots respectively .

It can take some time getting used too but once you’ve nailed the technique no need to press down firmly again.

Use Correct Posture & Sink into Your Chair

The right posture when seated will save you from bearing unnecessary weight all around elbows-wrists requiring lesser effort when producing clearer handwriting output over long hours spent writing.

Sit comfortably upright with both feet planted squarely apart beneath chair pushing pelvis forward and leaned back at an angle keeping spine straight still parallel towards side rests resulting in shoulders relaxed downward till arms dangle just off rest.

Spending extended periods lying horizontally on bed waiting for muse/chasing characters across own imagination-paper scenario will result in cramped toes, achy backs- strained eyesight often cause writers reaching out towards pot-belly ironing-board sorta contraption multiple times since wooden desks lack width suitable enough allowing knees resting underneath monitor screen stay flexed smoothly without feeling trapped like dangling from monkey bars below weighted-down limbs expelling unsightly veins!

Keep a moderate distance between yourself and table/chair. Shift pressure periodically from different spots around fingers and hand muscles you use while writing also try lifting hand, wrist, arm up-until relaxing falls on shoulder blade muscles when pausing momentarily.

Use a comfortable grip

Choosing an appropriate gripping preference that comforts-in-style is something many people overlook. Well next time do not make this mistake!

Triangle-Grip: The most commonly used style for (kids under four) since it’s simpler than other styles as the instrument grips easily allowing maneuvering more control to create multiple patterns in wide range of sizes similar to Picasso painting during kindergarten art class graduation day!

Tripod Grip: We already described above so c’mon keep pace here would ya’?

Pencil grip – When selecting pencil gripper’s user can choose between versions like silicone foam/foam fillers fitted across normal-writing pencil-rubber-eraser-feather pen-fountain nib holder-making them comfier helping switching techniques often instead staying loyal certain mannerisms while sticking fingers through same size hole.

Choose right tools

The correct tool will lessen anxiety and enhance outcomes achieved!

Pen Thickness– If one feels they need reapplying press onto paper then either writing instrument has been selected wrong or just practice holding considerably lighter show patience not resorting towards compact car-like-inkflow emitting-whack rather learn how lightest measure possible withhold putting extra force needed through the tip.

Paper Quality – Any old paper won’t suffice. Choosing quality materials frees your mind of concern about ripping sheets apart by accident saving stress engaging with subject matter ideas float on surface without interruption providing smoother snazzier outcome expected at end-bringing out tough cookie moves taking power onto next project.


Beware of excess pressing down while writing because it may lead to severe complications such as Tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome et al. Instead, hold your pen lightly and use the right posture when writing. Get up once in a while, stretch out so that blood can circulate.

Choosing the correct gripping method and type of materials used is particularly helpful for reducing undue stress levels prolonged use generates but if still facing difficulty then no need to hesitate sharing concerns with Physician/Dysgraphia specialist readily available today offering operational maneuvers/remedial solutions/exercises aiding resolution soon enough leaving fingertips freely travelling towards poignant plot twists/insightful journal entries like never before!

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