I'm sure many of you are in the same boat as me. Writing is not a full time gig, therefore we fill whatever spare time with have with it. I don't mind this at all. I love writing so much that it really doesn't feel like work.
The only problem, is that I end up always working. Even though it's enjoyable, I don't often take it easy. I keep ploughing through no matter how sore my eyes are, no matter how bad my head aches. I just want to get stuff done.
I realized this morning when I woke up feeling... well, not too crash hot, that I have been flirting with burn out.
I don't ever want to get to the point where writing is hard work. If I ever am at a place where the thought of writing doesn't excite me, then I really need to take a break.
Now don't get me wrong - I won't be able to resist checking e-mails later today, but I will not be spending a long chunk of time working on my laptop.
I think by doing this, I will be able to approach my work with fresh vigour tomorrow. Let's hope it works :)
Do you take breaks?
How important do you think they are?