Why Being Healthy Makes You A Better Writer

By on March 21, 2021

If you want to be a better writer, there are several things that you can do. You must practice writing every day. Become more resilient to criticism (including self-criticism). Read as much as possible, and you must pay attention to your physical and mental wellbeing.

As with any job, if you are tired, physically unfit, burnt out, stressed, anxious, distracted, depressed, low on energy, and apathetic, you will find it extremely difficult to find the drive, determination, and motivation required to achieve your writing goals.

Being a better writer - time to get healthy

The start of the year is a great time to give yourself a wellbeing overhaul and alter bad habits that are holding you back. So what are some good things you can do to boost your physical and mental health? To ensure that you make the most of your writing day? Here are some useful tips.

Invest in a good chair

If you are going to spend hours of your day writing, it’s a wise idea to get a chair that supports your body correctly.

Stretch

Make sure that you keep your body supple and limber by taking 15 minutes a day to stretch out.

Take breaks

Even if you are in the writing ‘zone,’ you need to schedule breaks for yourself to avoid burnout. So make this a priority and stick to it too.

Get outside

Fresh air is excellent for both mental and physical wellbeing, so make sure that you get outside at least once a day.

Get your heart pumping

Physical exercise that gets your heart rate up has countless health benefits. You will feel lighter, leaner, trimmer, more optimistic, lower your risk of a whole host of diseases. You can also improve concentration, ease stress, improve sleep, and so much more. The benefit of regular, sustained physical exercise cannot be underestimated.

Talk to others

Writing can be a lonely profession so if you want to be a better writer, you need to take the time to talk to other people to stay sane.

Set achievable goals

Don’t overstretch yourself or give yourself unrealistic goals. Make your goals time-bound and measurable, and give yourself rewards for achieving them.

Be kind to yourself

Self-love is one of the most critical skills any human being can learn. The kinder you are to yourself, the more enjoyable your life will be. So take time to practice talking to yourself in a positive and empathetic way.

Seek help if you need it

We all have times where things get on top of us, and we need help, be that from a friend or relative, or professional. If you feel like you need assistance, get it sooner rather than later.

Check in with yourself

Take time to check in with yourself and pay attention to how you are feeling. This is so important to do and can help you understand yourself and your needs better. 

Don’t compare yourself to others

Comparing yourself to others is unlikely to bring you anything other than misery. Your path and circumstances are entirely unique, so just focus on what you want to achieve and how. That’s all that matters.

Any finally..

Eat well

Hydrate

Sleep

Having a healthy diet, drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of rest will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. Doing the opposite will leave you feeling sluggish and unable to focus.

If you follow the above, you can give yourself the best chance of having both a healthy body and mind. This will, in turn, help you write more efficiently, productively, and happily!

Now you know how to look after yourself to be a better writer, why not learn how to be happy, healthy, and successful!

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