This month is NaNoWriMo and I have been killing it! I’ve been pounding out an average of 5,000 words a day. I am on a roll! I am on fiyah! I am . . . paying the price with my back. And neck, and shoulders, and wrists. Apparently, sitting at the same exact position for hours on end isn’t that great for my body. I was chatting with a fellow Nano-er, who mentioned her shoulders have been killing her, and it hit me that many Nano-ers are probably going through the same thing. So, without further ado, I present to yew:
Doing these stretches as often as I can has seriously helped. (Also, wow, I feel really old.) Since I love doing Word Wars for Nano, I try to slip in one or two stretches in between WW rounds, and they’ve made a world of difference. I also switch writing positions every hour or so. I rotate between writing standing up, writing sitting on the floor, writing sitting at a desk, and so on, so I’m not frozen in a single position the entire day.
I hope these stretches are helpful! If you have any favorite stretches, do share them with us!