Monday, November 1, 2010
Beating Burn Out
I am not doing NaNoWriMo but I thought this post would be relevant for everyone!
Have you ever felt so burnt out that everything seems exhausting? That you just want to crawl back under the covers and turn off the lights?
I always make mini to-do lists. A writing to do list. A reading to do list. An exercise one. Usually, these lists push me into the right direction. Crossing things off is gratifying.
But lately, it's been difficult to get things done. I tried to write last night but could not beat my exhaustion. The thing is, I know that if I keep saying that I'll write "when I have time", then I will never get around to it. So...I've been pushing myself. And then I push myself more.
I have learned the hard way that as important it is keep pushing, it is very important to know when to stop. Sometimes I only "stop" when my lids are too heavy to keep open. I need some serious help in recognizing those other "signs."
So, how do you know when to take a break? What do you do to recharge?
Sending a lot of love and encouragement to everyone doing NaNoWriMo!! I'll be including things throughout the month to keep you guys going.