If you're like me and you love to write and want to write well, the thought of taking a break or time out, can seem pretty scary. Especially if you're working on a big project.
Every time you sit down to write your thoughts need to be fresh. When you start to feel lethargic or fed up then its time to take stock of your situation.
Check out these 3 reasons why taking a breather from your writing is so important:
1. Resist Burnout
Going straight from one writing task to the next will sicken you and eventually wear you down. That feeling of elation when you see how many projects you've completed, will soon start to bore you. The enjoyment you have for writing will slowly start to disappear. That's why you need to take time out to clear your mind.
2. A New Point of View
A eureka moment, or a moment of inspiration that comes over you suddenly, is your brain engaging in passive thinking. To put it simply, your brain keeps you chomping on a problem in a whole new way, while you're trying to stop it.
When you rest your body, your brain replenishes and restores you back to full power again. So have a lazy day every once in a while, you'll discover how much more dynamic your writing will become.
Feel Transformed, Take a Break
You don't need to work your fingers to the bone to be a great writer. Give yourself a day or two to chill out, then come back refreshed and ready for your next set of challenges.
What are your thoughts about taking a break away from your writing? Let me know in the comments below.