Yeah… I’m laughing for no good reason. And it feels great. Seems to happen every time I ride my bike to work. It’s only 2 miles each way, but it’s enough to get the blood circulating. And when I get home, I feel almost ecstatic.
I find that if I combine this cycling activity with drinking water, and maybe eating healthy food throughout the day, I have a smile on my face all day long.
I truly believe that for best musical results, I need to balance my maniacal need to write/record with healthy diet and exercise. When I get time off, it’s always tempting to squeeze the juice out of every moment by spending every spare moment in the studio. But I know rationally that man cannot live on coffee and Elixir strings alone.
Why am I so resistant to getting out there and taking a hike before recording? How is it that I so easily forget this fantastic high?
What about you? What are some ways that you incorporate healthy living into your creative process? And what benefits have you seen in your life?