I think its great to take a break from writing, now and then- not to be used as an excuse for slacking off though!
But sometimes we can get caught up in the wolrd of words and forget to get out and live. Living life adds to the quality of our writing; bringing new insights and ideas.
So today, I thought my blog could take a break from the normal routine of writing too.
How do you start your day? Do you crawl out of bed feeling tired and unmotivated, do you go for a run or do other exercise, do you have children to organise for school? I’d love to hear about it!
Sometimes I wake at 5am (as I’ve mentioned in a previous blog) and go for a walk/run (the ‘slash’ is because sometimes I walk all the way, quickly though, and sometimes I actually break into a run; I’m sure, at this point, somebody has taken over my body, that I’m not the one in control. I fear I will trip over and cascade all the way down the hill, returning home battered and bruised.
But I don’t somehow I manage to stay on my feet; heart rate raised as the world whizzes past me (not at lightning speed, but at a good steady pace)
Apparently this (the walking slash running) is the best way to exercise.
So; walk to start with, a good warming-up kind of walk, then quicken the pace. When you feel ready (now, don’t cheat!) start a gentle run; so the body can get used to it, warming up to it slowly, for about 100m if that feels comfortable. Then slow to a fast walk. You should be able to feel your heart working a little hard.
Then as you feel you have your breath back, pick up the pace into a run again.
You can push yourself a little at this point; run a little further this time- to that next letter box further on.
Then slow to a walk again. Repeat.
This a great way to keep the heart rate up, without passing out from lack of oxygen or crippling your self as your legs turn to jelly underneath you!
Working the physical body gives the mind a rest. You return to your desk with a different mind set.
This should take about 30-45 minutes, depending on level of fitness and how much time you have to exercise.
Home, shower, and back to the world of words!