Exercise is integral to creative thinking and persistence. I stumbled upon two articles today that emphasize this importance.
Maria Popova of BrainPicker, explains how simple movement improved her focus:
When my body is moving, it’s almost like it takes the wind out of this mental spinning, and I’m able to focus.
Famous Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, explains how running strengthened his will to write:
Most of what I know about writing I’ve learned through running every day. These are practical, physical lessons. How much can I push myself?
Writing requires creativity, focus, and endurance; just like exercise.