Stop Punishing Yourself for Taking Breaks


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions log that reminds authors to Stop Punishing Yourself for Taking Breaks

Meg Dowell Writes

If I were to follow the “examples” of many successful creators, my life would have to drastically change.

I’d have to start waking up at four. Getting minimal amounts of sleep.

I’d have to work for at least 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

I’d have to make myself miserable.

There’s a reason I don’t do any of these things. (Well … sometimes my body wakes me up stupidly early, but I’m not doing it on purpose.)

Yes, I do endure some 12-hour days here and there if I’ve procrastinated too hard and need to meet multiple deadlines as quickly as possible. But that’s my own fault.

I used to live following many of the statements above. And I almost quit writing completely because of it.

These days, we are expected to do more if we want to be more. I can understand why so many desperate creators…

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