Exercise gets the blood flowing to your brain, which in turn helps boost creativity. For you to think to your full potential, you need to have a healthy body. A diseased body distracts the mind. Self-preservation takes priority over creativity. The less healthy you are, the more resources your brain diverts away from creative pursuits to sustain your life. It is hard to think when you are in pain. Your mind becomes sluggish when you are overweight.
To have a creative mind, you need to make daily exercise a priority. Schedule exercise as early as possible in your day. Then you have the rest of the day to pursue your creativity.
As a creative blogger, you might not have the motivation to spend hours at the gym. There are other ways of staying in shape that are better suited for the blogger lifestyle.
Walking is the exercise of choice for many writers. It lets you take a break from your writing to move your body, while at the same time giving you time to think. Pick a time to go on a daily walk. Make sure you bring a notepad or dictation device to record all the ideas you will inevitably have while walking.
If walking is too sedentary for you, try developing a jogging habit. Jogging is best done early in the morning right after you wake. It’s a great way to start a day. Listen to music, podcasts, or audio books while you jog for some motivation and inspiration.
For some people, going outside is not practical. When you need to exercise indoors, try doing desk exercises or bodyweight exercises. They are exercises you can do in a small space with no equipment like push-ups, sit-ups, calisthenics, squats, stretching or deep breathing.
Bloggers should pay particular attention to exercises for the lower back, posture, and wrists. The best exercises for the lower back are Superman, Cat Stretch, and Bridge. The best exercises for posture include Plank, Side Bends, and Shoulder Rolls. Google them or search for them on YouTube if you don’t know what they are. Wrist exercises are difficult to explain. Search for them on YouTube to get an idea for how to stretch out your wrists to avoid common computer-induced wrist injuries.
If you write using a Pomodoro Technique timer, you can use your short breaks for exercise. Make a plan for when you will exercise and add it to your calendar. Treat exercise as the same priority level as you treat sleeping and writing. They are all equally important to your blog!
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