Check out another great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on How to Take a Writing Break Without Getting Totally Distracted
Breaks are extremely important when writing. Even though it might feel like your brain and hands could keep going for hours, that’s really not good for you. You don’t want to burn yourself out before your writing time ends. And chances are, the longer you wait to take a break, the harder it will be to come back after you finally do.
One of the hardest things about “clarity breaks” is returning to what you were working on before you walked away with (hopefully) the attention and focus necessary to get massive amounts of writing done.
If you choose the wrong “relaxation” activity, you might end up turning a break into … well, the rest of your day. And that’s not helpful. Or fun. Or rewarding. In the long-term, anyway.
Instead of thinking of breaks as “relaxation,” think of them as “restoration.” You want to choose activities that energize you…
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