Sunday, December 27, 2015

Enjoy the Holidays - Take a Break from Writing

It's the end of the year. It's a time of reflection and looking ahead. 
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You may be tempted to squeeze in a few minutes to review your writing goals and make new ones for 2016.

Don't.

Allow yourself time to take a break. Whatever your holiday traditions are, do yourself a favor and enjoy! A week or two isn't going to set you back.

The benefits of taking a break are worth it in the long run. Better perspective and increased motivation to achieve goals are improved after a vacation.

Additionally, people who take vacations have less stress and a reduced risk of heart disease.

While you are soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays, your mind is naturally tucking away ideas for writing projects. Writers have a knack of noticing the subtleties around them, giving inspiration to their writing.

(It's okay to jot some of those ideas down so you don't forget them)

Objectives, goals, and schedules are important for success. Rest now and then you'll be fresh for starting a new year full of writing opportunities and successes.

Happy New Year!

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After raising and homeschooling her 8 children and teaching art classes for 10 years, Kathy has found time to pursue freelance writing. She enjoys writing magazine articles and more recently had her story, "One of a Kind", published in The Kids' ArkYou can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope to people of all ages at 
When It Hurts http://kathleenmoulton.com






4 comments:

  1. Good advice, Kathleen. It's an excellent time to take a break.

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  2. Spot on Kathleen. I'm doing exactly that. I'm only reading and commenting on writing blogs. We'll see if the break pays off!

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  3. Spot on Kathleen. I'm doing exactly that. I'm only reading and commenting on writing blogs. We'll see if the break pays off!

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  4. I absolutely agree, Kathleen! I believe writing can be an extremely taxing activity so the possibility of getting burnout is high. However, authors need not wait for the holidays to get that much-needed break. ChatEbooks recently posted: https://www.chatebooks.com/blog-Writing-a-Book-Why-Authors-Should-Put-Down-the-Pen-on-Occasion

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