Coffee is dandy for the creative sparks to fly, but I have noticed that also need to drink plenty of water to be at my best writing-wise. It lubricates all of those tiny wrist and finger muscles that are working so hard to get the words out there. On the days I don't drink enough water, my forearms are very sore and my thumbs have muscle spasms, making typing uncomfortable. The brain needs plenty of water to function at its best too, of course. (I don't want to blow a head gasket, after all!) haha! ;)
Ever since I discovered Dr. Emoto's work with water (from the movie What the Bleep Do We Know) I have thought about it (my favorite element) differently. He showed how exposing positive thoughts to water, such as the word “love,” produced beautiful mosaic designs in the water crystals. (The opposite was true for words like “hate.”) He did the experiment by just taping the word “love” to a glass of water and then photographed the resulting crystals with a microscopic camera. The results are beautiful, and similar to snowflakes.
This week I have been trying my own Emotoesque water experiment. I wrote “word love” on a heart- shaped sticker and stuck it to the bottom of a quart jar. I thought: “I hope this helps me to write well everyday.” I've been drinking atleast 2 jars-full a day, and the heart sticker makes me smile. I don't know if any other positive things are happening inside of me as a result of this experiment. All I know is that I write 1000 words each day or more, and the water helps!