I'm addicted to exercising. I hit the treadmill and run 2-3 times a week, and I do a spinning class two times a week which I love, but I want to not hate running. But I still kindof do. So I keep motivating myself and telling myself that eventually I will find that runner's high, not just the runner's what-the-#$!!-were-you-thinking.
Here's the funny thing about people who are addicted to exercise. They have a hard time taking a day off. I would much rather do a crappy workout than miss a day. But I have recently learned that it is important to take a break. More than once I have figured out that if I don't take a break, my body will MAKE me take a break, and I never like the way it chooses to do so.
Because of that, I have learned how to listen to my body. I can now tell when it is hitting the breaking point, when it is tired, when it needs a break.
Figuring out how to do this has translated well with writing. Friday night, I was just done. I had a couple days of not feeling stellar, pushing through helping students learn how to write rhetorically, grades, life...you all know how it goes. But Friday night, I had two choices - write, horribly, or re-charge and come back better. I chose the second.
I woke up Saturday, feeling refreshed with ideas of where my NaNo needed to go. Yes, I needed to make up some words, but I was rejuvenated.
I think that is way more important than writing crap. Yes, I know that it is NaNo, but I can't write crap just for the sake of making a word count.
So, the question is what do you do when you are tired? Do you take a break or have a trick of how to muscle through it? How do you make your writing brain rejuvenated?
Noughties Blogfest - here are my favorite movies from the 2000's - I had to go with just movies - I couldn't even begin to conquer the music :)
2000 - Gladiator; X-Men; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 - A Beautiful Mind; Ocean's Eleven; Moulin Rouge
2002 - The Pianist; Chicago; Hero; The Bourne Identity
2003 - Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Fish; Master and Commander:The Far Side of the World;
2004 - Hotel Rwanda; The Incredibles; House of Flying Daggers
2005 - Batman Begins; Mr. and Mrs. Smith; Pride and Prejudice
2006 - The Prestige; Casino Royale; The Pursuit of Happyness; The Illusionist
2007 -Juno; Transformers; Bridge to Terabithia; Hairspray; The Great Debaters
2008 - The Dark Knight; Ironman; Horton Hears a Who
2009 - Up; Avatar; Sherlock Holmes
I think there's only one chick flick there. Pretty true to form for me :)