I want to start treating my body as a temple.
There. I said it.
The fact of the matter is I’m too practical and rational to be doing otherwise.
Having things “in order” is important to me in all aspects of my life. So why not my health? Can you prevent sickness? Maybe or maybe not. The point is arming yourself with what you need to get through it.
My body is an amazing mechanism and I’ve been treating it like crap. Its time to start loving myself. Last time, I talked about finding spiritual balance. That’s part of loving your body too. Stress, worry, anxiety…all can bring on unwanted disease. Having a spiritual outlet can help.
So what does this mean? I’m starting a boot camp revamp. I want to move a little more, meditate a little more, and eat a little cleaner. Something just to show my body I appreciate her.
On a NaNoWriMo note:
3 days until the writing begins! I’m stoked. I have a story idea, today I’ll be writing a
janky quick outline and bam! I’ll starting writing first thing November 1st.
For all those writers out there, have you participated in NaNoWriMo before? How do you get yourself organized?
I’m trying a different approach: I’ll be using a spreadsheet to track my outline points and the number of words in each point. Since I’m motivated by visuals, seeing a word count add up will definitely help me.
And things I have learned since the last time I tried NaNoWriMo:
1) The story doesn’t have to make sense. You just write to meet the word count and then start worrying about what the heck you wrote after Nov. 30.
2) You should be having fun. There’s nothing as unmotivating as making yourself do something you don’t want to do. If I stop having fun during this process, I’ll throw in the towel and start again next year. No stress.
3) Get out and write at write-ins. Being social helps keep you motivated and you might make some great connections. Who knows? Your future best friend might be at that Starbucks frantically typing away.
I’ll be sure to post updates as I start chipping away at my 50,000 word challenge!