We’ve been using keyboards and devices for so long, the idea of using a pencil or pen to write something might seem quaint.
But we all use them (from time to time, at least), so let’s see if you’re holding them the right way.
If you use them regularly, holding a pencil or pen the wrong way can cause some pretty nasty muscle issues over time. It might seem too late to learn, but it’s not.
Check out the American Journal of Occupational Therapy‘s suggested ways of holding them and see if you’re doing it the right way.
Here are the four correct ways to hold a writing instrument, according to the journal.
Here they are in action, but we’ll break them down further below so you can get a better sense of what’s going on.