Archive for July, 2013

How You Know When You Need To Take A Break

Monday, July 8th, 2013

You’ve felt it before…  You’re not tired but you have no energy.  You wonder why don’t have any motivation to write, make phone calls, submit yourself, go to acting class, you name it.  You feel guilty that you aren’t “getting anything done” but you don’t know how to get out of your funk and back into action.

You’re burned out, pure and simple.  You need a break, but you’re having a hard time admitting it.  Maybe you don’t even know how to take a break.  Or what kind of break you need.

In our 24/7/365 culture workaholism is not just the norm, it’s demanded, even celebrated.  People want to know why they didn’t hear back from us right away.  We feel bad when we’ve not responded immediately, when we unplug for even a few hours. We feel like we are really accomplishing things when we work through lunch or dinner.  We feel bad when we take a day off, like we need some kind of permission.

Well, I’m here to give you permission.  I’m here to tell you to take a day off, a week off, a month off if you need it.  I’m here to liberate you from all the guilt.  I’m here to empower you to take the breaks you need to restore balance to your life.  These breaks will in turn give you creative and emotional juice to make great art and create breakthroughs in your career.

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