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Balancing writing, housework and other activities

Being a writer, I like to have the time to write.  Being a homeowner, I like to live in a tidy, clutter-free house. Getting the balance right is tricky.  I used to take a week off to clear the clutter and organise the house, and fitted in my writing around it.  Then last year my … Continue reading

Note 350 – Time flies when you are having fun

A colleague said this to me at the end of a busy day last week. Knowing that this is a very popular phrase, I thought that I’d look up its origin on the way home.  After scribbling down some notes, it gave me an idea for today’s post.  The term time flies is “used to mean that time passes … Continue reading

Note 312 – The Erector Spinae (group of muscles)

Being a writer, I spend many hours per week on the computer (and this is as well as my day job!).  As mentioned in previous blogs I have not been sitting correctly at the computer which isn’t helping my posture and spine.  My chiropractor, Mark Thomas (Chiropractor clinic), has been treating me for a couple of weeks now, and although … Continue reading

Note 306 – Take frequent micro-breaks from sitting

Although I am taking more regular breaks from writing and typing than I used to, I have promised my chiropractor that I will take them every 25 minutes. Knowing I like information, he gave me a leaflet to read called micro-breaks (by Craig Liebenson) which not only explains why 20-30 minute breaks are important but … Continue reading

Note 302 – Take care of your spine through good posture

My head, neck and back aches haven’t solely been caused by poor posture whilst sitting at the computer writing, but I certainly could have prevented it getting so bad if I had taken regular breaks. Stress and tension on the body can also be felt if you are sitting there feeling like you need to … Continue reading

Note 299 – The occipital bone

Yesterday in note 298 I blogged about the trapezius muscle which runs from the occipital bone (in the back of the head) and down the spine. According to Wikipedia, the occipital bone is “a saucer-shaped membrane bone situated at the back and lower part of the cranium, is trapezoidal in shape and curved on itself”.  It apparently communicates … Continue reading

Note 248 – How writers can end up with posture problems

As a project manager by day and a writer by night, I spend a lot of time on the computer (mixture of desktop and laptop sessions) which results in head and neck aches.  What I’ve noticed over the Christmas period is that these symptoms seem to have gone away, which is interesting to me as I have … Continue reading

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