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?


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.


Cher Green said...


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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