I fully intended to work on my WIP over the 4th of July weekend. I had 4 uninterrupted days to knock out some word count and really move along. Do you think I did that? No. Of course not.
Instead, I took several naps and read 3 books. It was heaven. And you know what, I think I needed it. I took a break from Twitter, and blogging. I didn’t even check google reader for other blog posts. And I actually feel much more refreshed and able to get back into the swing of things.
I’m sure doing absolutely nothing *every* weekend isn’t a good idea, but this was really wonderful. Sometimes I think writers need to take a few days to recharge our batteries, give the writing, blogging, social media, and the other distractions a break. I know that I’m going to be more productive now that I’ve had a rest.
What about you? Do you take a little R & R when you’re feeling stressed or uninspired?
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