Time For Activity

Copyright 2005, Catherine L. Tully
Copyright 2005, Catherine L. Tully

by Catherine L. Tully

Yes…this is more ranting about how you need to get physical activity into your day as a writer. Here are four easy ways to add some:

1. Walk to the mailbox every time you need to mail something. Even if it is six blocks away. And yes, even if it’s raining. Bring an umbrella.

2. Pace while on the phone when possible. I know this won’t work for an interview, but for all other calls, walk the carpet.

3. Hang an index card on the wall above your computer that says, “stomach”. Every time you read it, sit up straight and tighten your stomach muscles for a count of 30.

4. Use a timer to keep yourself from sitting at the computer too long. Set it for half-hour increments and walk around for a few minutes when it goes off.

These are just a few simple tips that will keep you from toiling away at your desk for hours on end with no physical activity. Do what you can!