Writers are always given advice; butt in chair, hands on keyboard. Which is really great to build your backlist, not so great for your backside. Sometimes we get into the zone and we forget to take care of ourselves.
I’ve been ‘in the zone,’ which makes great word count, but I’ve looked up after a marathon run of 5,000 words and realized I haven’t stretched, breathed right, or had water in a couple of hours. Not good!
So, what to do? My desk faces a window, so I tape reminders on the window. I look up to think of the next line and there is Stretch!! staring me in the face. I bring two bottles of water up to my office and try to remember to drink them. Nothing like a potty break to get you moving and stretching. 🙂
A kitchen timer is a great thing to keep butt in chair and as a reminder to get butt out of chair. I do 45/15 minute sections of time, all day long. It means I get a nice word count for the day and also some movement. A win/win situation for any writer.