As the summer is winding down here in the northern half of the world, it’s easy to feel frustrated. Writers have a tendency to lock ourselves in our offices sitting behind our computers and getting lost in our own minds. Let’s face it. Even if we’re writing from the beach, we’re still trapped behind our laptops and usually lost in our own minds.
With just a few weeks left before children head back to school and we lose yet another sunny day, let’s take a few minutes to remember that writing can be addictive, but it’s important for our mental and physical health to step away from our computers, escape from our minds, and enjoy life.
Take walk. Sit by a pool. Heck, you could even wash your car. As long as you get outside and breathe some fresh air between projects, you’ll have a chance to enjoy of the great weather before it’s gone and you’ll feel better for it.
Now, I should mention that I am terrible at taking my own advice. I skipped going to the pool with friends and family today so I could finish a project for a client. However, I’m always first to tell people, “Do as I say, not as I do.” If I could just listen to my own advice, I’d surely be healthier and less stressed. Alas, that’s easier said than done.
Am I alone in my addiction to writing? Am I the only writer who can get so lost in my own head that you let life pass you by and need to sit back and remind yourself that there is more to life than words?
I’m guessing I’m not alone, and I’m hoping the readers of Freelance Writing Jobs will join me in helping each other step away from the computer once in a while.
What do you say? Care to join me for a drink by the pool? Let’s do this!
What do you do to make sure you enjoy the summer weather when projects are calling your name? Leave a comment and share your tricks to get away!