Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Take a Break

Finding the time to take a break is as important as finding the time to write.

We rush around, giving ourselves to everything and everyone. There must be a moment to give back to ourselves.

Some may be thinking - but writing time is my time. This will prove to be wrong down the road. When you write, you are giving.

Others are thinking - sleep is my time to myself, it's all I can do right now. Sleep is important. But, taking a moment for you is also important.

Whether you allow yourself a whole day off, or thirty minutes a day, this is an important part of making it as a writer. Or, simply to keep from going insane. The constant giving will eventually empty you and there won't be much left. Could this be why writer's become depressed? It is a possibility.

The point is to take time to refuel, to intake, and to relax.

  • Socializing through Facebook, Twitter, and other online medias is NOT relaxing. (You may enjoy it, but you are still giving.)
Try to think of activities involving no form of giving - only receiving.

  • Reading a book
  • Taking a walk
  • Watching a movie
  • Lying in the sun
  • Meditation
These are only a few ideas. What type of activities do you consider relaxing? Are you allowing yourself to TAKE in the experience? How often do you find yourself able to enjoy such activities?

4 comments:

Joylene said...

You are so right, Cher. My DH and I drove to the city today and just hung out. We shared a hotdog at Costco, a banana split at DQ, then bought paint for the bathroom. It was a lovely, lovely "take a break" day.

Best.

Cher Green said...

Joylene,

Sounds like a wonderful day. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Haven't had much me time lately. Need to remedy that very soon. The me time I enjoy the most is when I'm home alone, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea.

Cher Green said...

Sounds like my kind of me time. Hope you get to do that soon.

 
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