I’ve discovered a direct correlation between going to the gym, working out with my trainer, and productivity at the laptop. After I work out, the blood flows, the adrenaline sings in my brain, and I can come home and write for hours. And it is good writing. With a plot, storyline, character arcs and all.
Hopefully, once I no longer have the trainer I’ll be able to work myself hard enough to get the same effects. There is something about working up a sweat, pushing your body’s muscles to their limits, then coming home and working your mental muscles to their limit to really feel like you’ve done a good day’s work.
Then a shower and a good meal and you feel complete.
Do you make exercise a part of your daily routine? If you are a writer, do you make sure to make time to work out as well?