Last month, for some reason, I skipped posting my health tip on the first Monday of the month. As writers, its very easy to skip taking care of ourselves to work on our writing. Most of us are already working a day job, taking care of a family and fitting in some other leisure activities as well as writing novels, short stories, poetry and marketing all that. Taking that hour or so to gear up, workout, cool-down and shower is sometimes last on our to-do list.
But it's summer for most of us. It's a great time to take that workout outside. Stuck on a plot point, go weed the flowerbeds. Unsure what to blog about next, go for a walk around the neighborhood and people watch. Want to check out a new book, walk to the library. Have to go out of town for a speaking or signing engagement, learn a few simple yoga moves you can do in your hotel room. Add a few pushups(there are endless varieties for all levels of strength) and some ab work(again endless varieties) and you'll be surprised how fine you feel.
Add a little exercise, and you'll come back to the work waiting for you feeling more energized. Even if you only take a few minutes to setp away from the computer and do some stretching, you'll feel better. Like right now before you click onto the next blog you're visiting, do a stretch even if you do it sitting in your chair. Every little bit helps.
Do you throw in some little fitness attempts during your day or are you a one solid hour and that's it kind of warrior? Do anything physical today?