As I head out for physical therapy this morning, these are the words I must use to motivate myself to keep on keeping on. What are you facing that is a struggle? This quote could fit many scenarios. Think about it.
Winter has now deposited her snow-white goodness from coast to coast. Some of us are snowed in for the first time this season. Others have been snowed in so long they must feel like Eskimos.
Couple the winter weather doldrums with writing most of the day, and what do you have?
Likely, a grumpy writer with aches and pains and stiff joints.
We’ve all heard the quotes, and we try to adhere to good advice given. But let’s take a moment and reflect on what Mary Heaton Vorse had to say about writing:
The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
One should ask though if Vorse intended for the seat of your pants to maintain contact with the chair for extended periods of time.
How to remedy the bodily damage we’re doing while sitting all day?
Exercise! And if given an opportunity, physical exercise just might enhance creativity.
Here are some tips for getting out of the chair and improving your creativity at the same time:
The current weather situation in many parts of our country doesn’t entice one to go outdoors, but many of these suggestions don’t need the outdoors for exercise. But keep in mind that a brief step outside to get the mail or to fill the bird feeder will offer an intake of fresh air that can’t be beat for brightening up those brain cells for the next few hours of writing.
Q4U: What do you do to keep physically and mentally fit when writing? I’d love if you’d share below so that we can benefit one another with our ideas and suggestions.