There are times in our writing career that we may feel burned out. Burn-out is a serious signal that it’s time to slow down and stop. Pay attention to this signal.
As with all aspects of health, prevention is far more effective than cure. If you sense burn-out coming on, here are a few things you can do:
1) Practice taking a day of rest each week. This is God’s commandment, and we must obey it, not only to honor Him but to preserve our physical, mental, and emotional health.
2) Practice taking regular long weekends. A good practice is to get away–or take time off from your writing–at least once every quarter.
3) Practice taking mini-sabbaticals during the day. For example, a five-minute break to get up and walk around every hour will go far to keep you from burnout.
As we take care of ourselves, our writing will take care of itself.