I’m sitting here with two tasks I need to accomplish – the first is to write my post for this blog and the second is to write a minimum of 100 words. So I’m doing both in one fell swoop, but what to write about? I suffer this question a lot. A lot, a lot. A while back, I wrote a post about ideas being cheap and everywhere and while I still believe that, sometimes you’re tired and your brain sees nothing that isn’t blatantly pointed out.
So, to overcome brain-fade or writer’s block or whatever you want to call it, I’m going to suggest fuel for your body. Sleep, and enough of it, and eating with some regularity. It’s preventative maintenance. We don’t expect our cars to run without gas and oil, but we expect ourselves to run without adequate sleep and food.
I am especially guilty of both these things. I stay up late, don’t get nearly enough sleep and then eat only when I’m absolutely starving and have given up all hope of some magical fairy-godmother coming in and cooking for me. I’m running on fumes and I have no one to blame but myself if my productivity is crap.
As a matter of fact, I’m tired now. I did eat and I did sleep last night, but I’m playing catch up from days where I got way too little sleep and ate garbage when I did eat. I like to tell myself that microwave popcorn and frozen dinners are decent meals. They aren’t.
So, the final words. There’s three of them…… Regular…. Sleep…. Food…..