As an author, of course I’m a devoted follower of BITCHOK.
Butt in the chair, hands on keyboard.
But what about GUAMI?
Get up and move it!
I don’t know about you, but as someone who’s spent a gazillion years in tights, I find my creative output suffers if I don’t move my body frequently.
(Not to mention my head threatening to explode.)
Truth is, plenty of studies have shown that the body and mind are intimately connected. The noggin needs oxygen and endorphins to function at its best.
And guess what? They recently found that even when people exercise an hour a day, if you go and sit for the next ten or twelve or sixteen hours, you bring on premature aging. Yeek.
I heard author Dan Brown does push-ups every half hour. And Charles Dickens was famous for walking miles through London, working out his stories.
I like to stand and dance at the keyboard. I tilt the screen up, move my chair back, turn up iTunes, and let my little booty and footsies go to town. That’s before I go leaping across the room.
We humans aren’t meant to be sedentary. And not only because of our physical health.
That same emotional, magical streak that runs through our psyches urging us to create story worlds out of ether is the same thing that made our ancient ancestors paint in caves and dance in the moonlight.
So tell me, WG2E-Land, how do you keep your body and mind in sync while your writing? Do you take breaks? Have a set fitness routine? Get antsy and need a walk in the sunlight?