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.)
- Reading a book
- Taking a walk
- Watching a movie
- Lying in the sun