Mind and Body

Day 26 of the Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May-Book Giveaway.

Today’s question: What do you do for your combined physical and mental health? Is there more you’d like to do? Describe your perfect hot, sweaty, writer mama workout.

My response: My physical and mental health workouts are completely intertwined. For fitness, I try to make it to the gym five days a week, and do a combination of yoga and balanced body classes, mixed in with walking and weights. When I’m on the elliptical trainer, or recumbent bike, or just walking around the track, I turn my mind to brainstorming for my next writing piece, which occupies my mind very nicely; in balanced body class or yoga, I try to clear my thoughts, something not always easy for me. But by far the activity most conducive to clearing my thoughts is gardening. While my hands are busy, my mind is free to roam and notice the small and large details of the world around me.

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