In a paradoxical twist, writing longhand saves you time because it slows you down. I know, it’s a mind bender, but think about it. Part of the reason writing longhand is so efficient is that it forces you to really think about the words you’re writing.
If you’re anything like me, typing tends to be a pile of word vomit. This is truer the faster you type. When you can pretty much type at the speed of thought, you wind up with a lot of rambling nonsense that you have to edit later. You’re also bound to skip over important information because you’re going too fast.
Writing by hand allows you to slow that process down, allowing you to think more clearly – away from distractions – and allows your brain to filter out the fluff words before they ever make it onto the page.