Why Every Writer Needs Writing Break?

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Which one do you choose? Write everyday or take several days in a week to write?

For some people, writing isn’t only a hobby. It’s their main jobs.

They might be journalists, columnists, novelists, essayists, poets, editors, copywriters etc.

They gain money from writing.

Meanwhile, some people, who make writing as their hobbies, writing is one of the best stress reliever. It can be a great escape from busy days.

I think we couldn’t agree more that writing has many advantages.

It helps you to speak your mind and heart out through the words. Helping you to ease the pain and burden.

Writing is often used as therapy for people with mental disorders. Psychologist or psychiatrist often suggest them to express their problem honestly through expressive writing.

If you want to make some money while doing your hobby, writing can be one of the best choice. Whether you do it as your main or just side job.

Isn’t it a fun thing to do?

But, I have to admit that sometimes we can feel bored of what we do. No matter how we love writing, there’re times when we need to take a break.

So, here are the reasons why every writer needs writing break.

  1. To give you some times to refresh your mind. Don’t force yourself to write when your body, mind and soul are exhausted. Deadline, report, meeting, presentation, dealing with client, assignment, exams etc can be really exhausting for you. Breath fresh air, eat healthily, do workout, meditate, take a rest, do something fun or relaxing to refresh your mind and gain more energy.
  2. To give you some times to explore new ideas from various sources. Sometimes, you’re feeling stuck and lack of ideas. You just stare at a blank page and no words are coming. Yeah, that’s writers block. So, you need to break the writers block by taking your time to explore new ideas from various sources. You can read a book, blogwalking and greet your blogger friends, take a walk around your home, gardening, travelling (notes : don’t forget to follow Covid-19 protocol during pandemic), talk to your family/friends/loved ones etc. It’s really helpful.
  3. To give you some times to evaluate your writing. Maybe you wrote it in a hurry, so it might have some mistakes and not proper enough. Maybe you didn’t have much time to write, so, you only did a short writing (except poem). After re-reading and evaluating, you realize that the idea of your writing can be developed more.

So, how do you spend your writing break? Let me know your opinion and experience in the comment section.

Have a great day, everyone!