How to Improve Your Writing Productivity So You Can Get Back to Writing

How to Improve Your Writing Productivity So You Can Get Back to Writing

How to Improve Your Writing Productivity So You Can Get Back to Writing
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How to Improve Your Writing Productivity

Do you feel overwhelmed? Is your writing productivity really low? Are you always exhausted but unable to catch up on sleep? Perhaps it's time for a break from your writing work.

It's easy to get caught in a whirlwind of to-dos. You work 8 hours a day, you try to keep the house clean and food on the table. Then at the end of the evening you try to get some writing time in. Sometimes that doesn't always happen. And if it does, you're probably exhausted.

Let me ask you this: when was the last time you took a break from your responsibilities?

Everyone needs a break on occasion. Even marriages need a little separation to stay healthy. If you continue down a busy road, you'll get overwhelmed, exhausted, and frustrated. Every now and then you need to take a break along the way to regroup, relax, and redefine your writing goals.

Life is too short to be running around until you're worn out and exhausted. You owe it to yourself to give yourself a break from time to time. For a few days, put your goals, chores, and other responsibilities aside and just enjoy yourself. Forget about everything that needs to be done. Tell yourself you'll focus on it after your break.

But I know what you're thinking. If you take a break, you'll be farther behind than you already are. Right?

The real question is, how effective and productive are you right now? By giving yourself a break, you can actually increase your motivation and productivity. It's like reading when you're a writer. How much can you read before you say, "That's it. I'm working on my own writing"?

To help keep you from becoming overwhelmed after your break, spend some time during your break creating a flexible schedule for when you're back to work. Focus on the amount of time that you can actually devote to your writing goals, and create a schedule that promotes achievement rather than failure. Make it easy for you to achieve success by setting some small goals and tasks.

Taking a break will help remove the overwhelm and the stress. Considering that unresolved stress can lead to all kinds of illnesses, it's important that we keep our stress levels in check. Is it time for a break so you can improve your writing productivity?

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