Do you suffer from physical pain relating to your writing life?
Are you struggling with back pain, weight gain related to sedentary working, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, neck pain, eye strain, stress, loneliness, digestive issues, or repetitive strain injury?
These are the most common issues reported by writers and if you struggle with any of them, you are not alone. Writing is not a physically healthy job, but if you want a long-term writing career, then you need to look after your body.
I've been through my own pain journey over the last six years. I used to get crippling migraines that sent me to a dark room, and back pain so bad that I couldn't sleep, as well as stress levels so high that I wasn't able to breathe normally. Now, my back pain, migraines, and RSI have almost gone completely, and I manage my writing life in a far healthier way than ever before. I share my personal journey and insights with you in this book.
My co-author is Dr. Euan Lawson, who shares his insights into how we can reduce pain, improve health, and build a writing career for the long term.
Part 1: The Unhealthy Writer: Includes stress, anxiety, burnout; back, neck and shoulder pain, sleep problems, weight gain, IBS, depression, eye strain, headaches, migraine, loneliness and isolation
Part 2: The Healthy Writer: Includes how to sort out your back pain, sleep, diet, movement and exercise, as well as how to find a community, walking, running, and yoga as well as well-being and mindfulness.
Find practical tips as well as inspiration and ideas to help you become a healthy writer.
©2018 Joanna Penn and Euan Lawson (P)2018 Joanna Penn and Euan Lawson