One of the joys of freelancing is we get to set our own hours, and that’s one of the problems too.
Setting our own hours can mean we attempt to spend far more hours working at our writing business than is actually sensible. When we pound the keyboard day after day, week after week, we set ourselves up for burnout.
To be truly disciplined about our writing we need to include regular time off.
Taking regular, scheduled time off from writing is good for our body, good for our soul and good for our writing as well. The word, recreation, really says it all. We each need to re-create ourselves from time-to-time.
It doesn’t matter if the way we relax is reading a novel or running a marathon, or taking a two-week vacation. In fact, some combination of short breaks with family, friends, and ourselves, longer breaks and true vacations is what we need. We come back refreshed and seeing our writing in a whole new way. Creativity is sparked and our minds refreshed.
How do you give yourself breaks?
Write well and often,
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