When You Don’t Feel Like Writing, Do You Take a Break or Keep Working?

When You Don’t Feel Like Writing, Do You Take a Break or Keep Working?

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  1. One of the main thing that keeps me going is remembering why I started in the first place and what it would mean to me if I accomplish my goals. I prefer writing in the morning when my head is still fresh and late at night when the craziness of the day is at zero.

  2. An absolute goldmine. I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember and I battled these problems myself. I used to quit writing for days because I couldn’t find the creative energy. Sometimes I’d simply find myself at loss of words.

    I have tried meditation, music and even caffeine just so I could stick a bit longer. Eventually I’d give up because what’s the point if you can’t bring out your best. So whenever I’m not in the zone, I do exactly what you do. Take a break or indulge myself in something else.

    P.S. I find your blogs raw (not in bad way) and connecting. Without any superficial element.

    Thanks for sharing, Stefanie.

  3. Sometimes taking a short break from writing is beneficial. It helps to brainstorm a lot. Even I write every day for my website but sometimes it feels like writing the same thing again and again. So, taking a break is beneficial, just telling my experience. That doesn’t mean it works for everyone. :).
    Thanks for the interesting read.

  4. Like you, I take a break because I get angry that I am already zoning out without completing that writing task, but then I remind myself that it’s better to write the best quality piece or article than writing just to complete a task.

    Taking a break helps a lot and gives your mind and head the fresh air it needs to get more creative.

  5. Thanks for the great tips! I’m torn on this one. I tend to push through and look for something to inspire me to keep writing, but I also think it’s healthy to take a break and republish something old once in a while.

  6. I’ve been in that head space lately where I’m finding it almost impossible to find motiviation for either client projects or my own. I’ve been waiting for it to pass, thinking it’s a phase, but a few weeks later I’m thinking it’s time to force the issue. Either take a 100% break for a week or 2, or set time limits and just get on with it.

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