Do you EAT while you WRITE?

Philippines
August 3, 2010 6:30pm CST
I usually write when I wake up at 4'oclock in the morning. I sleep early that's why I rise up early. At six in the morning, my little brother will be wake up and prepare his own breakfast. At seven in the morning, I will be preparing mine. When I write, I can't leave my working space. So to enjoy my food and writing, I do them at the same time. It's helpful because when I eat, my mind works efficiently and it helps me write more effectively.
19 responses
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
3 Aug 10
Sometimes. I like snacking when I am writing.
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@Madruga (137)
• Romania
4 Aug 10
True , this might bring some sort of motivation or a plus of energy , while writing . However , you should take a glass of water too , because you will need it after and you will again make some steps after it
• Slovenia
14 Aug 10
in my case that would be typing while eating, cause I'm no good writer, I even ditched my diary! xP so yeah most of the time I'll be eating and being on the computer, typing and stuff at the same time. I know it's not good and that we should be eating in piece not distracting ourselves with 100's of things while eating, but really I find this more confortable and I can also do more work a the same time.
• Philippines
15 Aug 10
That's right. There were times tat eating while writing does help us become more productive. But we should also watch what we eat. So as not to make ourselves sick.
• Slovenia
16 Aug 10
that's true. sometimes I can find myself having a snack beside me and I'd be eating it and before I could notice I see the bag is empty, so that's not very good sometimes xD
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
It happens to me, too!!! LOL!!!
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
13 Aug 10
I eat when I write,especially when I am on a deadline or its not going that well,which happens more often then I would like to admit. Because I am going to the gym and seeing a nutritionist I have had to figure out ways to not ruin my entire of eating healthy at 3 in the morning.So now I have berries and tortilla chips and pretzels instead of cookies and candy.Granted there are days when the writing really sucks and I am frustrated and then I will go for a cookie or other comfort food but I am being really good about it.
• Philippines
15 Aug 10
Wow! that is so great. It is a good thing that you try to stay healthy while you are busy in writing. It's not that easy. Especially when you are so focused in what you are writing... There were times that it happens to me. And it's not doing me any good. When I forget eating on time because I'm in the mood for writing, my stomach aches after a while. So, I think I have to try healthy snacks, too. Keep writing, stay healthy! God bless!
• Kenya
9 Aug 10
I don't like eating when writing. This because I will be required to go pick the food and sometimes the topic is so enjoyable that I just can't stop writing.When say i bring the food it will end up getting cold because I will forget all about it.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Wow! I think of that as a nice thing. I hardly forget eating. I just love eating as much as i love writing. So basically, I could do the same thing at the same time.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
6 Aug 10
When I am sitting at my computer whether to write, surf the internet or to play games I usually snack on something. Sometimes I will even eat breakfast at my desk. It is really a bad habit for me since I tend to eat junk food.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Well, you're not alone in that. Guess we should start eating healthy snacks? I think we really should because junk foods might lead us to being unhealthy and that would make us sick.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Aug 10
I wouldn't say that I am constantly eating while I am writing, but there are times that I am eating and writing at the same time. I think that the reason that I do it is because of the fact that I don't like to waste any of my time and to eat while I am working is a more efficient use of my time than to leave my train of thought to take the time out to eat. This might not be true for everyone, but I really think that it is for me.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Well, it is for me. Though I hardly eat the real meal when I write. You're right about the feeling of wasting time. Especially when you're in the mood of writing. There's just nothing you ever want to do but write. But of course, it's hard to leave the eating session as well.
• United States
5 Aug 10
Not all the time. I don't have to have food around when I eat. When I do eat, I don't have like a full meal. Maybe something light and a drink. I'm a coffee shop right now, and I had to order. It would be rude to sit here and not order anything. I think they even jacked up the a/c just to drive people like me away. lol I find that eating chocolate is great for when I write. Chocolate produces endorphines, which make you happy and makes it easier for the brain to create. I was in a writing rut a few days ago. After a walk and a helping of hot cocoa (still in the same coffee shop), I suddenly had an outburst of creativity. Even writing stuff on mylot was a breeze! :)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Sounds so cool. Guess I have to eat chocolate more often! I know some people like you who really loves going to coffee shop. And I think it's fun. I never tried writing/typing outside my room. And I'm kind of wanting to do it. Maybe go on parks, bring my laptop and just write there to keep my mind fresh. Anyway, this is all about eating, right?
@lord91 (16)
• United States
4 Aug 10
I love to eat while writing. It helps me be happy while doing my assignments. I also like to take sometime off and watch a movie among other things
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Me too!
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
When im doing something, usually those which involve thinking, I usually dont eat at all. it really gets me out of the mood. i like to concentrate on my work and on eating as well so i dont want doing both at the same time or i'll end up not enjoying any of them.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Owww... We're so opposite...
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
4 Aug 10
I do that all the time too, but I just need to write slowly, and bit by bit. Because I afraid to make a mess in my desk, and my keyboard. I done it once, knock off a cup of juice on my keyboard, and I have to clean that mess up myself.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Ooops! That is not good. I hoep it won't happen to me. I also drink a cup of hot chocolate while typing on my laptop.
@06MLam (622)
4 Aug 10
I do not eat while I wrtie but I do it while I am having my revision. I always have a package of crisps on my desk when I am having my revision. I do this because I also find this more effective as you do while writing and I can remember the stuffs more easily then without the crips. Maybe this is because I use my crips to be a reward. For example, I will reward myself with a few crisps after reading a page and this is probably the motive to drive me in my revision. Yet, I think I have to try stopping this as I am afraid that I will become much fatter after having a package of crisps every day!
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
I think it's alright. I do the same thing as well. But I eat even when I write a rough draft. I guess, I'll be fatter than you then. It doesn't matter.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
me too.. It's more fun writing while eating... you'll have more idea...
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
You're right sweetheart. But other people don't think so.
@gaboni (644)
• Israel
4 Aug 10
I like drinking a hot cup while I am writing, makes me feel relaxed. Also I need quiet when I want to write, I can lose my concentration very easily. By the way thanks for the twilight saga!
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Awww! You're welcome. I'm glad you received it. I thought I typed the address wrong. Enjoy reading!
@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
4 Aug 10
Wow Invisiblelady, I cannot imagine getting up at 4 am. That is the best time to sleep. I guess I am not a morning person. I think you can perform better if you are a morning person. I dont like to eat when I am doing something else. The only exception is flipping newspaper and reading the headline. I find that I cannot concentrate on anything if I try to eat and write.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Yes. I'm a morning person. Sometimes, I even wake up at 3 in the morning! It's been a habit I can't resist. When eating actual meals, I can't also concentrate in writing. Just eating some snacks will help me though.
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Wow. You rise up very early. I am still groggy when I wake up in the morning. So I always avoid writing early in the morning. I prefer writing at around 11 in the morning when I am more active already. Sometimes, I eat when I write. I usually just eat some snacks while writing and not actual meals with rice. I find it hard to eat actual meals while writing. I just need something to munch on while writing, like chips.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Writing is the first thing I do in the morning. It's been a habit. So I hardly start my day doing other things. It makes me feel uncomfortable. It's also the time of the day when I can think clearly because everyone in the house are still sleeping. And there's no one who bothers me with none sense questions. I eat light breakfast. And like you, I can't do writing while eating actual meals. It's not easy to concentrate on both things I love doing.
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
I usually eat while writing especially if I have lots of things to do. They say its unhealthy but I enjoy it. I just have to make sure I am not eating more and writing less. LOL! We can do it sometimes since we are not conscious.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
You're right. Like any other work/career, writing needs extra energy. So when we write, we should not do it with an empty stomach because it's not that easy to think when you're hungry. The balancing part is not that easy. I myself sometimes eat more than write.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
4 Aug 10
I often have a snack while I am writing, but I usually put the computer aside to eat an actual meal...
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Well, that's great. About the actual, I do the same. I can't really concentrate on writing when I;m eating the regular meal. And when I eat, I finish it very fast because I badly want to write again
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
no, i don't that. i think i can but i need concentration when i write. i make sure it's quiet and i'm doing nothing but writing. i write anytime and anywhere i want, as long as it's clear.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Wow! that's great. You are right about concentration. Writers need that.
@hushi22 (4941)
3 Aug 10
well, i usually do. i love eating and writing. But when people look at me it may seem ironic because i really hate writing as in handwriting that i don't try to make my handwriting nice unless needed. Just like eating but i don't really gain weight. =)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Well, that's good for you. Writing needs some extra effort. So maybe, you need to eat more to make your handwriting even better. Just kidding, I don't really know if that even works.