By: Brigitte Rasine
Confession time. How much exercise have you done today? How about yesterday? Over the course of the past week?
And why am I talking about exercise on a website for writers?
Because getting your body up and moving is good for your plotlines.
Move Into Creativity
Bottom line first: physical activity is good for your brain, and what’s good for your brain is great for your writing (unless you’re not a human but one of those AI wanna-be novelists). So choose your juice: running, swimming, cycling, weightlifting, pilates, yoga, or the occasional triathlon. Just make sure you get cardio in there. That’s the perfect antidote to sitting at your desk moving no muscle—er, sorry, tendon—other than your fingers on the keyboard.
Morning or Night
We writers are notorious exercise abstainers. No, not all of us (and certainly not YOU), but enough of us to warrant this blog post. After all, who wouldn’t rather spend a glorious sunlit morning crafting the world’s next literary magnum opusrather than sweating it out the way all those high-powered, over-achieving, billionaire powerhouses do (supposedly) every day at 5am sharp?
You couldn’t pay me enough to spend my morning in the gym, overachiever status be damned. Yoga and feeding the hummingbirds, yes, every time. But there’s a reason for that—that’s what resonates for me. Every body is different; we each have our own unique biorhythms, and my body is not an early exercising bird. At least not physically—mentally, I can be up at 5 or 6 and write for three or four hours straight.
However, come late afternoon or evening, I hit the pavement . . .
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