Every craftsman (crafts-person?) is particular to take care of her implements and tools. If you’ve watched an artist at work, you’ll see how carefully she washes her brushes. Even in a hair salon, the hair stylists are very particular about guarding their favourite pair of scissors.
What implements must we writers guard? Our computers and notebooks? But even more we must guard ourselves, taking care to make sure we have health writing habits. No, I’m not talking about what we write about. I’m talking about taking care of your body to make sure you’re healthy, fit and creative.
Take Care While You Write
A couple of months back, I shared some infographics and a video in my post on Everyday Gyaan – Stand Because Sitting Will Kill You. This is a warning for all of us who have sedentary jobs to make sure we walk about enough and don’t sit all the time. I would encourage you to read the post and take in the information I shared.
Full-time writers are prone to back strain, neck strain, wrist strain and eye strain. Much of this has to do with our posture. We have to make sure we adjust our chair height, keep our feet flat on the ground, make sure our computer screen is positioned right and that the light on our screen is just right.
For eye strain, try out these yoga exercises from Yoga International.
Learn how to sit pretty to avoid pain. Watch this video to learn more about correct computer posture:
Take care of yourself while you write. A healthy writer is a creative and happy writer. Take care.
It is time for #MondayMusings and all you have to do is:
- Write a post sharing your thoughts on a subject of your choice. Make it as personal as possible.
- Use the hashtag #MondayMusings and link to this post.
- Add your link to the linky which you will find either here and on the post of a co-host.
- Use our #MondayMusings badge to help other bloggers join in too.
Every Monday, another blogger will be co-hosting with me. If you’d like to be that blogger, let me know either in the comments or by using the contact form. I’ll let you know the date and provide you with the code.
Today’s linky can be found here below and my co-host is the soft-spoken Vinitha Dileep, who is now writing at her own little blogging space – Reflections.