How do you bounce back from taking a break?

Posted: November 18, 2013 in General
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A lot of writers talk about the importance of taking a break once in a while. As a collective group, we tend to overwork ourselves. Writers have a lot of irons in the fire between blogging, writing, editing, families, and other hobbies. It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

So taking a break is important. And I’ve been doing that these past few weekends. It’s been glorious just hanging out with friends, watching movies and reminiscing about our childhood together. (Because apparently I’m at that point in time when this is now a thing. When did that happen?)

But as most people know, coming back from taking a break is hard. What do you mean I can’t just sit around and watch Netflix all day? I have to put on real pants? Wait, where did the weekend go?

Bouncing back from some much-needed R&R can be even harder than putting down your pen or laptop and taking that initial step to start relaxing in the first place.

So here’s my question to you — what do you do? Once you’ve decided that you’re properly rested (or at least as rested as you’re ever going to be in this day and age), how do you get back into the swing of things? I find myself wanting to gravitate toward the couch and just watch Fringe for ten hours straight. But something tells me that’s not going to pay the bills. Bummer.

  1. ddog13 says:

    I wish I had an answer :/ Still searching for one myself.

  2. I’m afraid of taking rests as a writer. The laziness and procrastination tends to sink in.

    • Karen Rought says:

      I’m being plagued with that right now. Not necessarily the laziness part, but the “I have so many other things to do, I don’t have time to write today” part. It’s unfortunate.

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