Blogger: Rachel Kent
Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.
This is the perfect post for a Friday.
If you are a procrastinator and you have been slogging through your work all week and now you’re planning to try to accomplish something more over the weekend, I’m telling you to TAKE A BREAK. Your break doesn’t necessarily need to be on Saturday or Sunday, but if you don’t allow your mind to rest at least one day per week, your procrastination is likely to worsen. Spend that day with your family away from your writing space. Go to the movies, the beach or the park. Do something that you really enjoy so you look forward to it during the week and then can reflect on the happy memories while working the next week.
If your book is due in a couple of weeks and you just have to push through and work every day for those two weeks, go for it, but be sure to take a day or two off once you’ve finished your manuscript. Remember, even God rested after creating the world. 🙂
Do you reward yourself by taking a day or two off each week? What’s your favorite thing to do on those days off? And why do you think it’s a good idea, even for procrastinators, to take time off?