I find that whenever I start slacking off the daily exercise ("I have too much WORK to do..."), I inevitably start feeling more and more tired and uninspired. I'm trying to get in the habit of doing a power walk a day -- by "power walk," I mean a walk that is brisk enough to get me slightly out of breath and sweaty (though the latter's not hard to do in the recent Toronto heat wave, ugh). I used to run, but some knee problems scared me into a lower impact exercise.
Some days, though, I get so wrapped up in my work that it's hard to drag myself away from the computer screen. I've briefly thought about doing my walk in the morning, but I'm currently trying to WRITE first thing in the morning.
Anyway, I'm going to take Ami Spencer's June Fit 'n' Healthy Challenge For Writers, to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 or more days a week.
I find that getting some exercise outdoors does wonders for getting creative inspiration flowing plus is good for de-stressing.
Anyone else want to take the challenge with me?