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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Proper Nourishment Strategies for Ninja Freelancers

Those of us who work from home know that we have to have an excellent working system in place to stay on top of our projects. While trying to stay on top of those task, many of us fail when comes to keeping up with proper eating and proper diet. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen from Quips and Tips for Freelance Writers provides 10 useful tips on eating healthy when you work from home.


10 Tips for Eating Healthy While Working From Home

By Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen
Inactivity and fear of gaining 100 pounds are my biggest challenges as a freelance writer - but I’ve actually lost weight since I went full time a year ago! Here are tips for eating healthy while working from home, from myself (me?) and other writers.

First, natch, a quip from a writer…

“Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially.” - A. Bronson Alcott

Fellow scribes, I’ll let you chew on the “never venture a whisper about your writing to other authors” bit - and I’ll focus on the “sleep and digest your writing” part. Here’s a tip for healthy eating while working from home: savor your meals in silence, without reading or flipping through a magazine. Let your mind digest your writing and solve your article or plot problems…let your mind wander as you really taste your food.

For more info on working from home, click on From High Heels to Bunny Slippers: Surviving the Transition From Career to Home by Christine Conners. And, read on for my and other writers’ tips on eating healthy as a fulltime writer…

10 Tips for Eating Healthy While Working From Home

1. Stand while you write. My biggest complaint about writing from home fulltime is the constant sitting. It’s bad for your digestion, glute muscles, and back…so I stand! Darling hubby Bruce built me a special wood tabletop for my laptop to rest on, at the perfect height. Underneath is an open space, perfect for storing book and papers. And, sitting is a “break” or change of scenery, which encourages me to write more.

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1 comment:

imee said...

I'm definitely checking out the rest of the article. I like eating healthy, not just because healthy foods appeal to me but also because I feel so much better and more enthusiastic about work when I'm well nourished. Freelancer or corporate, every employed person should eat healthy all the time in order to do well in his/her job.

-Imee