I'm sure you noticed that I've been posting sporadically lately. Part of that is because I've been quite busy launching and maintaining my new blogs and websites, but another big part is because I took some time off last week.
Michael had taken the entire week off, and although I had intended to continue to work, it didn't quite happen that way. Instead, we did things such as visiting a horse rescue and walking the dogs a lot. We didn't work in the yard or take a day trip to the mountains as we'd planned, but mostly just hung out instead.
It was really nice to do virtually no work for 9 days in a row. When I sat down to work on Monday, I noticed a very clear difference: I felt refreshed and eager to work, rather than the project-dread and desire to procrastinate that I had apparently become accustomed to.
I guess a vacation now and then is good for the soul. It's something to keep in mind, because I don't often take breaks from work — my laptop even goes with me on trips. From what I hear, I'm not the only writer who approaches work this way, so this is a good reminder: Give yourself a break every once in a while!