There are overlooked benefits to being in the book business. Bubblewrap, often on hand for packing up books for shipping, has other bonuses.
Bubblewrap bonus #1- Stress Relief
Carefully place bubblewrap on a hard surface. Tile floors work well. Concreted garage floors on the other hand, provide the acoustics for sound effect enjoyment. Picture object of your frustration in the reflective bubble of the wrap staring up at you. Now, crouch into a spring position, and jump! Stomp on it!
Bubblewrap bonus #2- Energy Boost
Stand, sock-footed beside a well placed sheet of bubble wrap. Turn on a favorite upbeat song and jump. Once you have jump-popped the majority of the bubbles, then commence with the slide. Slide back and forth like an ice skater across a one foot rink of popped plastic. Add jumps and shouts as the music invites. Finally, pour yourself a glass of water and sit down to write. No caffeine necessary, you've been invigorated by bubbles!
Bubblewrap bonus #3- Traffic Tamer
Keep a sheet of small bubbles in the glove compartment of your car. When stuck in traffic, take the opportunity to maintain your finger dexterity (essential for a writer) by popping the bubbles with your fingers. Place one bubble between your forefinger and thumb and pinch, rub it until it pops. Next fold two bubbles to face each other and repeat the pop process. Repeat at the next red light. When you get to your destination, instead of gridlock arthritis, you're ready to write!
Bubblewrap bonus #4- Writing "Un-blocker"
Are you mid-scene and your characters won't cooperate? Or are you almost finished with that article if you only had one more interview? Well, take a moment to jump over to this website. Pop a few sheets. You'd be surprised at how much good it will do! Pop on a portable laptop and feel the ideas flow as the bubbles deflate.
Enjoy the fringe benefits of being a writer today!