We’ve all heard of writer’s block, an infamous virus that comes and goes, stealing plot ideas, murdering muses, and suffocating creativity. But a far worse condition wreaks the lives of writers, something so dreadfully horrible none dare speak of it: Writer’s Butt.
It’s actually been SCIENTIFICALLY proven that spending long hours of the day sitting in a cushy chair with a laptop “writing” (reading blogs and watching youtube videos of cats), makes you a tad wider ’round the waist. I mean, writing exercises are not exercises like lifting weights or jogging is an exercise. It may improve some things, but at the end of the day, even if you can write really sappy love stories and make them believable, you still won’t have a girlfriend.
So, here are some helpful tips to keep off those horrible extra pounds and keep your writing on pace.
1.) Write at the gym
This is a pretty simple write-workout compromise. While at the gym, write on your laptop, though the bouncing from the ellipticals may make that extremely difficult. If you’re going hiking, consider bringing along your IPod to jot down nature-inspired lines.
2.) Laptop Squats
Laptops make great weights. While writing, do squats with your laptop held above your head. Also can be used as a discus or Wii Move Pad.
3.) Pencil lifts
Sometimes lifting a pencil to begin a story can feel like intense weight training. Maybe it can be. Think of your pencil as a mini-barbell. Maybe lifting it to write thousands of stories, you may really build up some bulky biceps.
Many great writers have been known for their abusive drinking, but that’s not the only way to inspire creativity. Running helps too.
Aerobic exercises push a lot more oxygen through your body and it’s a great time to work through those pesky plot holes you’ve encountered.
5.) The Three Sentence Dash
Between every three sentences you write, run down your driveway and back. Write three more. Repeat.
6.) Yoga apparently is Sort of Like Meditation which is sort of also just like sitting in front of your laptop
Sitting in front of your laptop trying to muster ideas can be better spent doing yoga and trying to come up with ideas. It’s like meditating for your poetry, for your stories. Maybe a lot of great poetry exists in Nirvana.
How do you write, yet still stay fit? Share some ideas here!