I don’t know about you, but I have a tough time writing when I’m not comfortable. I’m talking physical comfort here. I can sit and write, as long as I am comfortable. My writing suffers when I am uncomfortable. So I always look for a comfortable place to sit and work on whatever piece I’m working on. I try to make sure that I am not in a draft, or in a location where I will feel too warm or I will have a hard time to get my writing done.
Physical comfort is an important component of writing. In my case, I find it very hard to concentrate on anything if I am not comfortable while I’m doing it. If you are not comfortable, you may find yourself focusing on the discomfort instead of whatever you are working on. I know I do. If you are cold, you’ll be thinking of that rather than your work. It’s the same no matter what you are doing. If you are not comfortable, you will not do as well with whatever you are supposed to be doing as you might if you were comfortable. That’s my opinion based on my experience. If I’m not comfortable, I find it hard to write.
I’m not saying it’s impossible to write when you are not comfortable. I am merely saying it’s merely difficult. It’s harder to get the words flowing when you experience discomfort. Dress in comfortable clothes, not too tight. If it’s cold, dress warm. If it’s warm, dress down accordingly. Find a comfortable place to sit and relax. Spend some time getting comfortable before you start writing. Once you do that, you will be able to concentrate on your writing, assuming you are like me and find it hard to write when uncomfortable.
A comfortable position is important when you are doing anything, really. It aids in focus and concentration. Maintain a comfortable space for your writing and take frequent breaks. That’s key. Taking breaks aids you in maintaining a comfortable position. Just do that and you will find your focus and concentration increasing. It’s as simple as that. Comfort means better writing in my book.
I admit that I can only tell you what works for me. You may have a completely different experience. I have a recliner, which is quite comfortable, that I sit in with my laptop in my lap. It works for me. I’ve also written things in doctor’s waiting rooms, using my tablet. Wherever you feel comfortable, you can write. Do that and you should be able to write with vigor and good concentration. You will be able to write longer and your writing will be better for it.