Back in April I wrote a blogpost about Julia Cameron's book The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size.
To simplify - one of Julia's premises is that creative people become overweight because they overeat when they postpone creating or neglect to create.
The last few days have been different than my normal routine. I had more time off than usual and I had the house to myself.
I filled this time by going on a writing binge. Monday night, Tuesday 24/7 and during the early hours of Wednesday I wrote for a while, stopped to nap, wrote for a while, ate something, wrote for a while, moved around some - you get the idea.
Anywho - Wednesday and Thursday I did not feel compelled to write. I was sated on putting together words to form story - again you get the idea.
Rethinking this in terms of Julia's premise - All 3 days my eating was no better or worse than usual and my willingness to 'move' was no better or worse than usual.
I think the conclusion I come to is - it's just not that simple. It is not a matter of an instance of delayed creativity creates an instance of overeating.
I do believe that long-term avoidance of creativity for the creative person results in lots of negative things, possibly including overeating.
And I also believe that there is value in Julia's book.
Does your creativity or lack thereof effect your eating habits?