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When is the right time to take a break from writing?

Being a freelance writer is one of the best ways that we can express our minds when it comes to writing. I have learnt so much as well as impacted on the lives of others. However, I always think of when is the best time to take a break.

Do you write all year long or are there days that you rest?

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SHERIFF22

My experience in this kind of work vastly revolves around the creation of apps on a freelance basis. The fact that I have no boss is hypnotizing in its own sense and the ability to cap the amount of work I can do is very exciting. These circumstances considered, it becomes difficult to decide when to take a break. What I do is that I set my monetary targets. An example is when I indicate that I would like to make 500 dollars after which I will take a break. I have found that system enabling me not to forget my social life. It is good to develop a system in your freelance work that will help you have full control of your life.




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Barida

Setting out a monetary targets as a way of taking a break out of the freelancing life is something that I can consider as well. This is because, I have been unable to decide when is the right time to take a break as this is the type of work where you don't have a boss that will tell you the specific amount of work that you got to do. However, with this monetary targets, it is going to be very easy for anyone to decide when to take a break.




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Chinet23

Nice to hear your perspective on this, on how you juggle your job and social life. I really hope that I can get to that point when I can do freelance work. It really sounds appealing to me that you're the one who decide when to take a break. If only I am able to leave my regular job and have a freelance work in full gear that would be awesome. At the meantime, I'll just try absorb every learning that I can manage to get online.




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timothyP

I agree with this. It is really important to set out monetary targets. What really matters is earning a sufficient amount. After such, it is also a need to take a break.




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jeffreyjose48

The right time to have a break depends on you. If you feel the need, then don't hesitate anymore. Just do it to reward yourself. Sometimes all that one need is to have a break from time to time. Pamper yourself also.

Just like in car racing events. You can see that they intentional stop their engine on the sides. Change all of their tires to be fast again. So are we writers need to have a break.




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overcast

I kind of find the coding apps type of the jobs lot more fun than the writing jobs. You can see that some of the writing jobs are very hectic and one needs to be working day and night and regular basis for things to properly work out. As writing jobs get stale with same old churning on topics.




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Martinsx1

If you have been very observant with your writing, you may be very quick to know when your quality in writing is dropping, I would say that it'd be the best time to take a time off and afford your mind and body the rest it's asking for.

The more you put yourself under intense pressure to work, the more you get to write below par on what you used to pen down before. Human mind isn't a robot, so when it needs rest, give it rest.




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Barida

This is an advise that is crucial as well as understanding the need to do the better works for our clients is always what should be on top of the goal always. However, I don't think it is easier for anyone to quite easily like that to continue later.




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NesMarcos

I definitely agree with this. I experienced it when was stressed and totally burnt out and still I tried to write. There were ideas in my head however I could not come up with something nice. Forcing ourselves to write maybe because of a deadline to meet will not help. It will just result to a low quality work.




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Steve5

I've had the same experience. Especially, when you need sleep. It's like you're trying to boot a computer that's used up its battery. Even digital devices need time to recharge. Same goes for humans.




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Chinet23

I think too that will be a good reason to take a break. Freelance writing should somehow give you manageable time but if it's taking its toll, then it's time to take a rest. Honestly, I haven't thought about this but definitely, there will be a time that rest is much needed.




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overcast

I think after some time the writing gigs get stale. And you feel like moving away from that type of the work. So I'd say that taking break from the writing always helps out in many ways. I'd definitely say that writing jobs are worth it only if you take break from time to time and also find other jobs so that you can return to writing work after some time.




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overcast

I think apart from quality. The bordom and also how we see the world and how it is changing around needs to be validated too. So on that note I'd say that writing needs to be properly handled. That's what I have learned from my observation.




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Kakashi2020

That is a good question. When it comes to writing comments and paid to post types of short content I have to say that I can write all year long, that's 365 days a year without a single day off, unless I'm really sick or the internet bogs down, because I enjoy doing it. But when it comes to writing long stuff like Articles, Ebooks and Short Stories, it's mind draining and sometimes stressful that I have to take a day or two off just to clear and freshen my mind.




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lei08pineda

Same with me. I can do writing comments and paid to post all year long. It requires just small amount of time unlike writing books or blogs. Writing with long content requires a lot of time. You have to make it credible and appealing. If youbare writing long articles such as ebooks or blogs, you needed some time to relax to refresh your mind. Taking a day off or much better a week off is helpful.




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RhealaineS

I also think like that before. But nowadays, there are times when I feel like I can't post content because of mental breakdowns. I don't know why, but I'm having a hard time writing comments especially when I am not in the mood.




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overcast

I think it's always better to take break from writing or any activity after some time. Because that is more likely to refresh you. And that is going to make you more stronger in due time. I have found out this to be more true in the due process. So far some of the people who work around with the writing gigs. They don't have much to learn in the due process. But's always better to take break and come back to the task for fresh mind.




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Barida

Yeah, you are right that we should always try to relax when we notice that our minds can work perfectly well. To me, I always make use of that means as it is one of the ways that you can get to improve your productivity level when you work.




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overcast

Yes daily practice also helps a lot. I have seen many people who have found some relaxed activity with daily practice. And that also helps out with the big projects. It depends on how people do it though. Most likely things work out.




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treecko142

Treat it like an actual work where there are times to rest, day-offs and vacation leaves but everything is up to you. That way you don't burn out and take a long time before you can write again.




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NesMarcos

Rest is typically important for writers. To produce a good content writing, one must have rest, a relaxation that our body needs. Pushing our minds to think of a good quality topic when tired will not result into something we expected, nonetheless it will be something that is far from our expectations.




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treecko142

Definitely, the mind is the best asset for writers and it really needs rest in order to make the most out of our imagination and we need to think clearly so that we don't make common mistakes and maintain coherent thought in our works.




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vinaya

My first article appeared online on a site called gather.com it was in 2005. However, I did not begin publishing regularly online until 2010. Since then I have never taken a break. I may not be writing every day, however, I have not stopped writing. For me writing is a way to make money as well as calm my mind.




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overcast

Very old site If I remember. I that was the time I joined squidoo. And it was good so far at that time. But then gather wqent down in 2010. And also the squidoo got closed in 2013 or so. I think things went pretty bad after that. I didn't do serious writing after that. Now I am doing mostly projects for others.




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vinaya

After gather, I joined helium. It was a good site, you could earn $3 every month just by rating articles. You could also participate in writing contents. I won contests a couple of time. I made $180 on Helium in 3-4 years. I joined squidoo and helium in 2010, however, I focused on hubpages more. I still have articles on hubpages.




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overcast

Yes I was on the helium. I didn't made much money. But it was enough to go by. And so far the payments also were good enough on many counts. There were some issues with the writing sites like that and then bubblews came. Squidoo and hubpages were my best option till 2013 then it collapsed.




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vinaya

I wrote on squidoo, but never made money. I had already closed my account when hubpages acquired squidoo. Bubblews was good to me initially. I made $20 in the first month and waited until payment cleared. I then began publishing more. The highest money I made on Bubblews in a single month (ad got paid) was around $450. later they stopped sending payment.




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overcast

I think most of the squidoo content is moved to hubpages. For those who didn't moved it I guess they had to download and take away the content. But apart from that site was good. And bubblews is one good site that collapsed for sure.




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vinaya

When hubpages acquired squidoo, it gave an option to the squidoo users to transfer theri contents to hubpages automatically or remove. Bubblews was a good site for professionals as well as novice. It allowed every Tom, Dick and Harry to make money by writing online. However, the site collapsed because spammers began using fake traffic and the site was paying more than it earned.




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overcast

Yes I have transferred most of my content over there. And some of the content I moved to my own blog. And my blog didn't performed well. But my content on hubpages performed not so bad. You can see that eventually content needs tweaking for sure. I hope that bubblews type content mill don't come in now because that would give false hope.




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vinaya

One of the reasons why Bubblews crashed is because of the content quality. Since the site did not care about the content quality, most of the users posted trash. The owner had planned a site like facebook where anyone could post anything yet make money. The concept was nice, however, the site could not stop spammers and other users who brought fake traffic.




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overcast

Not necessary content quality. CPM ads were dead and arvind paid people assuming CPM rates. Because adsense pays by CPCP and arvind paid people with fake views on their content with that. You can see that it's his loss. Blame can't be on people on site. View based system is flawed.




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vinaya

You are right. When a site pays per view, people will begin to abuse the system and drive fake views. Revenue sharing is a stable system. Hubages pays the users based on the revenue generated by articles. Hubpages has been in existence since 2007 and it continues to be a great user generated content site. Arvind not only paid for views, but also for likes and the comments. Pay rate was also high, he was payng 1 cent each for the view, comment and the like.




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overcast

Yes people use the PTC and other sites for the view generation which usually generates the fake views. And that abuses the ad system. So it's always better to make use of the revenue generation site that have some other means like per article cost. And that way both parties can be at peace.




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vinaya

If the site is using pay per view model, it is very likely that the user will game the system. They will use traffic exchange to generate views. Revenue sharing is the best model. Hubpages is surviving when a lot of sites went down because it pays a percent of revenue generated by the users' content.




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overcast

Yes the pay per view model is nothing but waste of the effort on the development part. Never have that model as that tends to reduce the quality of the content and also harder to convert. But it takes time for sites to work out and who knows it may work.




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vinaya

Hubpages is still a trusted writing site, however, hubpages does not guarantee a lot of money. UNless you are able to sell amazon products, it will be really hard to make money from the site. I cannot speak of other sites because I am not publishing on other sites apart from hubpages. I have either closed my accounts or the sites have been shut down.




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focusedwriter10

Wow, you have reminded me of Squidoo and HubPages. I Posted articles on both sites but I did not make even $1. I gave up and closed the accounts. I have seen so many complaints about Hubpages, and that pushed me away when I was planning to get back. Do you if it earns?

Most users were complaining that making some $$$ is not easy.




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vinaya

I was on Squidoo but never made any money there. I am on hubpages since 2010. I was able to receive payment from hubpges only in 2012. Since then I have received payment every month with few exceptions. In order to earn money on hubpages you need a lot of search traffic and social traffic. You can also earn via amazon affiliate marketing, however, I have not been able to earn much from amazon.




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focusedwriter10

Thanks for the information. I will get back on Hubpages. I am planning to start an Amazon affiliate niche site. I did not make some cash on Hubpages, and I ended up deleting the posts.




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vinaya

You should have never deleted your hubs. Some of my early articles that I considered worthless are still generating revenue for me. I have not published a new article on hubpages since 2015, yet I am still earning from hubpages.




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Youngshark

Wow you have some great work ethic there. I write on a less frequent basis but only because it is at the request of my clients and mentors.




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neillios

When you are really tired and when you can't think of anything else to write. Sometimes taking a break helps clear your writers block.




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ballyhara

Agree. When I don't feel like writing, I listen to my gut and don't even try it, otherwise I won't be happy with my writing. Also, when my mind is very busy with something else, like work, family, chores, because that would make me do stress writing, and the result is never good. So, usually I take a break for about 1 or 2 weeks, and then I come back and keep writing or posting.




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lei08pineda

This is true. Taking a break clear your mind and refresh it. After taking some time to unwind, you can have some ideas to write.




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amelia88

If I’m on a specific vacation or it’s the weekend, I try to limit my writing - I do try and stick to standard work hours, otherwise it would be easy to write all day, every day, since I can freelance from just about anywhere with an internet connection. Maintaining a work life balance is so important though and I think when I’m rested I write better, too!




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Barida

The basic is that when we plan the time that we take our rest and continue writing, it is one of the ways that we can get to improve on the quality of our works unlike what we have when we are not taking some vacation from our work on the internet.




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Jeane

When you take a break could also depend on what you are working on at that time.

For example if you make a commitment to write 1 blog article for six months you possibly can't take a break (at that time) because you made a commitment and no matter how hard it is you have to keep writing. Fail to deliver what you promised and you'll lose that client.




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Alymae

I would love to write all day. If the people around me won't tell me to stop, I might not stop even for eating. In order to remedy this, I set a goal. If I write one chapter, I would stop for the day. My mornings are dedicated for my writing and I resume at night. I have an alarm set on 10:00 p.m so that I can sleep on time. If I have enough sleep I can think better




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Barida

Wow! I feel that doing my writing in this type of manner is going to assist anyone that is looking at the bigger picture to get things right at the end of the day. I have never thought of this from time, but it is nice that it is moving this way since taking break will help me improve better. By the way, what are the sites that you work on?




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NesMarcos

This is an interesting question to think over before answering. Well, I think anytime is the best time to take a rest from writing. I said this because our mind doesn't stop from thinking over and over again. There are new ideas keep coming from time to time and I am sure for writers like us, we always wanted to express those ideas freely.




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vinaya

I may not be writing every day, however, I do not stop writing. I not only make money by writing but also use it as catharsis. I find writing very uplifting. Sometimes when I am not in a mood to write, I begin reading my own works. As I read my written works, I feel like doing some corrections. In a while, words come naturally and I begin to write.




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overcast

I agree we should continue to keep writing. No matter how small. That seems to be the only with which we can get better at it. I have realized that some of the time taking break into that would only slow things down. And later when we want to write for long term that would not be possible. So writing every single day is how we are learning from the mistakes.




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vinaya

I am sharing my own experience. If I write every day I feel like writing every day. If I miss writing one of two days, I don't feel like writng on the day 3. If you are doing the same thing repeatedly you are so used to it that you cannot miss it. Writing works in the similar way. We may not use every piece we have written, howeve,r by writing every day, we are helping ourselves to make the words flow naturally.




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overcast

That is a good idea. I have tried to write like 500 words on stories for my fiction book. And that often is not easy. Often that goes very slow. And it's not easy if you ask me. It just makes things a bit slow and puts me in burn out mode. So taking break often helps for sure.




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vinaya

I have a lot of incomplete works (short stories, novels). It is really difficult to go back to the projects that you abandoned a long time ago. These days I am more focused on writing articles for my blogs as well as to the clients. When I am not writing for clients, I write blog posts. Writing keeps me busy. I don't take breaks from writing intentionally, if I take breaks, I kind of forget writing.




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NesMarcos

I basically take a rest not just from writing but from everything every Saturday or sometimes Sunday. I take a rest for my kids. I always make sure that we have a quality time every week.




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Youngshark

I also love this approach freelancing during the weekdays and taking a rest during the weekends. I use the time to recconect with family members since they are also free during that time. That is the ones in school or formally employed. On the beggining of the week I always find myself ready to handle new staff and rejuvinated.




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NesMarcos

Freelancing, it is! Spending time with family and loved ones is like a stress reliever for a very toxic week at work. Having a simple gathering once a week with family is good energizer for the coming week.




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amelia88

Love that you're considering your kids! Having balance and being able to spend quality time with them is so important and I'm sure they really value those special moments!




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NesMarcos

Absolutely! Spending time with my kids is truly a stress reliever for me. They are making my head fresh and better. It is indeed a good time to cherish each moment while they are still kids.




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DarthHazard

The right to stop is when you get tired or bored. You don't want to continue when you are either tired or bored because it's going to result in your work being bad or you just not being bothered to ensure the work is great. If you just take a bit of a break then chances are you will not be tired anymore and your work will be as good as it usually is.




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Youngshark

Sometimes when I have a target to reach and it has not been met yet I always take a coffee to push my limits. It works at times.




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amelia88

Ah, thank goodness for coffee! I've had to rely on it too when I've had deadlines that couldn't be pushed back despite my mental fatigue! Plus, I just love the taste of coffee so it's a nice little incentive.




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Youngshark

Yeeah tell me about it. There are many times when I get to reach that level where I feel like I have given all that I can. Just then I prepare a cup and after two sips everything changes. Tension eases and once again I am writting freely.




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jaymish

Being a freelance writer has numerous advantages, one of them is definitely not rest. You actually work more then if you were at a regular 9-5 job. The advantage is that you are your own boss, but again if you don't work you don't eat. I think you need to save your money as you get it and plan to take regular breaks. I would advise that you take breaks during the weekend, if you can afford it or at least every six weeks. You have to make sure that you don't loose your clients while you are away.




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Youngshark

Weekends are the best time to catch breaks. For one you will gwt to recconect with friends and family as they might also have some free tine during that period.




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wallet

Anyone feels the need to rest from time to time, I always take some free days from writing because I get tired or I just lose my inspiration and I need to take some time off.




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Kakashi2020

When your talking to yourself out loud then it's high time to step back and take a break. It actually happened to me a couple of times, I didn't know that I was voicing out my thoughts until my wife told me that I was talking to myself. When that happens you need to stop writing and just chill.




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vinaya

When you are not producing quality content, you should try taking a break for sometime. If you are doing a lot of writing, your writing might lose the quality. You should focus on producing quality instead of quantity.




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Alymae

Yeah. I totally get you. This happens to me when I'm stress. I end up talking to myself. This is a sign that I have to rest and unwind. When my parents sees me like this they would ask me to stop writing and they would bring me out of the house.




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mdayrit

If you find yourself running out of words or ideas to write, maybe it is time to take a break from writing. Forcing yourself to still write in this kind of situation will not produce good result. Take a break and find inspiration to go back to writing. You'll see that it is easier to write again after giving yourself that much needed break.




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NesMarcos

I certainly agree. It is hard to write if running out of words or seems that no ideas coming in. Resting a bit will definitely help to come up with new bright ideas. Nevertheless, pushing yourself to write more when tired won't be fruitful.




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Jhie

Sometime's the best thing a writer can do is not write. There are going to be time's when our brain's are fried, our imagination's are dried up, and our lives are demanding we put non-writing priorities first.
It's okay to take a break. It's also okay to cut back when you need to.




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Barida

This is the method that I have adopted as of recent since I always yearn to deliver the best to my clients. Each time that I am out there, I try as much as I can to find the means to take a break from writing once I noticed that the quality of my work is not up to the standard which I desire anymore.




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rlpzbeermoney

When you stumble upon the "Writer's Block" then that's the time to take a break. Take a walk outside and just observe. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes. We are not robots designed to churn out ideas after ideas. We are only human. Creativity takes time. It might not come instantly but think of it this way. In the time you're stressing yourself out trying to come up with ideas to write, it could have been much faster if you have found that inspiration to write about.




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NesMarcos

I strongly agree that 'Creativity takes time.' Making an inspiration will definitely help in writing such wonderful work and basically forcing yourself to come up with ideas write while your mind is tired will never be fruitful.




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Kakashi2020

Well I think that when you've been writing for 2 - 3 days straight that it's a good idea to rest a day. Writing for long periods can stress the mind and can result to burnout.




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vinaya

Taking a rest and taking a break are two different things. taking rest means you stop writing because you have tired yourself and you will resume your writing after you feel fresh. Taking break means you have been writing a lot and writing has bored you in an extent that you will not write again for some time.I take a rest from writing, I do not take a break from writing.




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Steve5

I think it's best to take a break when you know that you're tired. We should recognize when we feel the need to rest. Most of us assume that we can keep going despite the obvious signs of fatigue. Let's consider stopping for a day or two just to give our minds some time to recuperate.




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NesMarcos

Exactly! Everybody needs and deserves rest in a week because if we do not, it will be the start of stress and burn out. Rest is a good idea especially for writers because healthy mind means fruitful work.




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Steve5

I totally agree. Burn outs should be avoided at all costs. Not only does it slow you down. It also makes you feel unmotivated to continue your work.




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NesMarcos

That's totally right. If someone is burned out and still does continue to work, there's a possibility that deadlines won't meet and less quality work will be made. Resting is indeed a must for a fruitful result.




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Steve5

I've also read about it on an article. It said that our brain is more capable of producing quality work when it's in a state of relaxation. Stress doesn't give us our best results. It only forces us to produce something that's far from perfect.




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NesMarcos

Absolutely! Even if our body wants to continue writing but our mind does not permit us to do, we can't do anything but to let our mind rest for the meantime.




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amelia88

From reading this thread it seems like rest means different things to different people - and that’s totally okay! Some people might find the flexibility of freelancing restful enough, and they might find they work more hours than a traditional job but feel more rested. Others may need to take more frequent breaks. We’re all unique and different!




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Jeane

When is the right time to take a break from writing?
The right time to take a break is when mental exhaustion sets in. Should you try to push yourself beyond your limits then the quality of your work will drop. Your clients will notice and they'll start considering finding someone else to do their writing.

I've also noticed that towards the end of the year, mid-December through early January, there always are fewer projects for freelancers, I assume because when people are taking a break from work, spending more time with family, they don't surf as much as they previously did. Web site owners also don't need a lot of content at that time.

That too would probably be right time to take a break.

For others it would be when they have enough money in their savings account to last them a little longer than six months. If you've got the savings and you take a one month break then you would have plenty of time to find a new job before your savings run out.




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Youngshark

I have witnessed this in my writting tasks before. When clients tend to refuse giving you work. It is always a bad feeling and you need to get rest to regain yourself.




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amelia88

I've had times where I've definitely felt like the lady in that picture, just staring at my PC and getting frustrated by my writer's block!

I agree about the Christmas/New Year's period slowing down quite significantly for freelance work. That's always a source of some downtime for me.




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Barida

Yeah, taking break when we have enough money in our savings account is one of the ways that we can get things working pretty okay for us. However, there is need for us to see through a whole lot of things that concerns us when we are looking at taking a necessary break and that also includes our productivity level as well.




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focusedwriter10

I agree with the information you have shared. You should take a break when your mind gets exhausted. Otherwise, you end up messing everything.

Also, I do take a longer break from mid-December and get back to work during the second week of January.




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Jeane

I do take a longer break from mid-December and get back to work during the second week of January.

Many freelance writers who create content for net consumption often find their services aren't that much in demand around this time of the year.

Maybe people spend less time on the internet at this time and webmasters in response don't bother trying to post a lot of fresh content? That being said, mid-December to January is a good time for writers to take a break from writing.




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focusedwriter10

Many freelance writers who create content for net consumption often find their services aren't that much in demand around this time of the year.

This is so true. Sometime back, I was hit so hard by the drought. I am now learning skills to offer alongside writing.
Also, I am planning to start my own niche affiliate blog.




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Jeane

Affiliate marketing can be quite profitable. It's got great potential of generating a decent passive income that will see you through periods of drought.

I've thought about getting into affiliate marketing often but I'm yet to decide whether I'd be better off selling something that is already in the market or head in the opposite direction (create products that will be sold).




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clairmatin

I have just experienced this. For over a month, I was feeling horrible over the quality of my content. I felt I had nothing to offer anymore and just felt very bad and though I had to quit writing. It took me a month to get over this and go back to writing. During this month, I couldn't express anything, I lost interest in all most all of the topics I used to write about and I that's when I knew I had to take a break because anything I would've written during that period would've been of bad quality.




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Barida

It is all about understanding that the quality of the writing is all that matters. I have always tried to do everything that is needed to make my writing better and once that I notice that I am not making better sense anymore, the best thing that is going to happen is to quit and continue when I am refreshed in the mind.




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mark8625

When nothings comes out to your mind. You need rest for awhile. Taking leave for writing for sometimes will help you to relax your mind and when you feel ready by that time you can start writing again.




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Steve5

Sometimes we think and write so much that we easily fall asleep. I guess you can say that writing is therapeutic when it comes to feeling sleepy. Especially, if you write for more than an hour.




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mark8625

Yeah that is right. Writing and reading has same effects to us. Both has good but sometimes believe me or not it is tiring and you need time for break for awhile before you go back to do it again.




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Steve5

So you could say that instead of relying on sleeping pills, you can just write and read 'til you naturally fall asleep. It's a much healthier alternative. I think some people still do this.




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Kakashi2020

I think when your developing a writer's block and it's getting pretty hard to get good ideas then it's probably a good time to take a break from writing.




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Barida

You've got a good point on this. I think that when we are unable to develop nice points for the contents that we are looking to develop, it is always a better option to take some rest at that particular point in time. I have realized that trying to push hard during those periods may not in us writing contents that are not that great for the public to read which is the reason we should quit and continue when we are fresh in the mind to do so.




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stbrians

Writing is a talent. There is no time you will want your mind to sleep by taking a vacation. Even on vacation you may see something that you feel writing about. Your camera will come in handy too.

There is no time for vacation. Practice makes perfect. Our writing becomes better with writing and writing all the time.




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DenisP

When it comes to writing for business, I typically take a break when I feel like my writing is being forced. If I am not motivated to write, then that’s going to be reflected in my work.

It’s not like stocking products on a grocery store shelf. Whether I feel like it or not, the products are going to be stacked the same way. But with writing, you can really tell if I was feeling it or not that day, simply by the tone and vocabulary of my work.

I often take a day or two away from writing simply to rekindle my passion for it.




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amelia88

Oh, that's the truth right there. Often I come back to certain pieces I've written, and whilst they are still "okay" they just don't feel as inspired as other things I've written. The difference between when I'm feeling it and when I'm not feeling it can be stark, at times! The words just don't flow as effortlessly.




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DenisP

Yeah, some days when I write, it’s as if I just can’t shut up. My fingers just keep typing and typing and typing away until next thing I know I have a whole page written down. And then there are days where I could be writing a sentence and have to pause in the middle of it simply just to compose my thoughts.

It could be that it has to do with the topic I’m writing about, but even if it’s something I find inspiring I can still have a hard time getting the words out. Everyone has their off days for no apparent reason.




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theresajane

You have a very great point. You cannot force yourself writing when you're not motivated to do it. If you do it, there's a possibility that you'll come to hate writing.




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DenisP

Yeah, besides putting out subpar quality work, you definitely run the risk of developing a hatred for the work you do. I’m happy to be able to say that I was gifted with the talent of writing, and that I managed to make a meager (for now) living from it. But the fact is that once writing turned into a job for me, I started to dislike it more and more.

The saying goes “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,” but the fact is that we all eventually get burned out even on the things we love. It goes with all things in life. You might have a favorite meal that you enjoy above all other things, but if you eat it for every meal for a month, you’ll probably get sick of it.




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timothyP

It might be doubting to take a break from freelance writing especially when you are earning a sufficient amount of earnings. Given also the freedom all you wanted as a perk of having a freelance job, but we all do need to take a break from everything we do. It is up to you whenever you wanted it to be.




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ajahcuizon

Writers are human too and everyone deserves a chance to take a rest. It is important for a writer to take a break from writing so that they could gather more of the inspiration and motivation to write again. Also, giving too much focus on writing could give you stress that's why you should also take a break it could help you to gather thoughts to write again as your content.




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theresajane

I agree with you. Even though you love writing, if you spend your whole time for it without thinking about yourself, what you love will be the cause of your suffering in the future.




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ajahcuizon

I agree on that. You should not just focus on developing your work, but also spend some time pampering yourself. Taking a break is very important as it will affect your content if you will write when you are not in the condition.




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fishbate

Writing although fun is exhausting specially when you want your content to be as beautiful as can be. If done regularly this could lead to problems like headache and others that affect your writing efficiency. That's why it's best to have a break regularly. I usually rest during the weekends just to make sure to have a balance life.




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Steve5

I agree. Sometimes we tend to abuse our creativity. While it's fun to think of stuff for our content, it's also detrimental for our mental capacity. Even our mind has its limits. So we should consider doing frequent rests in order to prevent physical pains and certain health conditions.




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Zelmontero

Taking a break when you have a deadline to accomplish too is hard. The pressure that you are feeling to your work may make you to skip your break. For me the best way to take a break is when you are exhausted and fed up in all the writing. Taking a break may also help you to generate new ideas so do not over work yourself.




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Barida

I don't really take that notion that taking a break when you have done deadlines to meet is wrong. From the fact that you may end up not doing the work better, I believe that taking a break is one of the best things that you are going to do and hope that it works out for you. Everything is all about what we decide to do so as to be the best in a niche.




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jennyfermanuel

If you think your mind needs some rest, then take a break. You won't produce a good article out of stress. Take a break when you are exhausted. Some of the comments says it is difficult to take a break when you are trying to finish your article on time, yes that is true. But it will be more difficult to get good results if you force yourself and mind. Relax, and continue when you know you are ready and already have new ideas to write about.




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Tronia

This is a tough question because we all function differently. Some people don't need a break very often but then others do. Therefore it completely depends.

For me personally, I take breaks whenever I feel like I'm close to hitting the good old writer's block. A bit before then I take a day or two of complete break - no writing whatsoever. That helps my brain to recover and rejuvenate.




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esteban123

I think the right time to take a break in writing is when you are already tired or bored in doing it. Sometimes it is a really a must that we will give time to our selves to have some fun so that we will be more motivated to do our writing or freelancing activities. Hanging out with friends or family can give us more time to our selves for taking the long hours of writing because it is really a serious task that needs to deal with. In order to achieve quality and great writings sometimes we need to unwind and relax for a moment.




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romyter013

I guess if you are like being distracted right away, getting mental block, having troubles on how to consolidate your thought - well that's the time you need to take a break. Our brain can be low battery too just like smart phones. It needs to be charge as well. Better grab a cup of coffee, or tea, fruit juice depends on you, and try to have a snack that something will help your brain too like peanuts, blueberries, chocolates, beans, avocado, beets, eggs or fish too.These will surely help you get back to write again any minute.




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coolavender

If you're writing for a content mill with a set timer, you simply can't give in to writer's block or other distractions. When I was still actively producing content for a site, I was quite disciplined. I rested a bit in between projects but never while completing a project. I always felt like I needed a break in between to freshen my mind and to take the past project off my head. A break usually took just a few hours. Those rest times were important to me because they helped prepare me for my next assignment.




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Barida

Yeah, it is always necessary for us to take that kind of rest when making contents as this is one of the ways that you are going to make contents that will be of high quality. I have never knew about this tip till I began feeling the pressure of having to deliver works on a daily basis.




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jayjaydimson

You can take a break if you are finish, dont take a break if you are tired, Because being a good writer dont give up easily.




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Barida

This is kind of motivational and I like it. One necessary thing that I have come to like about writing is that it helps to boost my confidence which is something that you can't easily get when you decide to quit when it is not yet time to do so. I have enjoyed writing as it is one of the ways that I get to express myself better.




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anchoreztin

Writing can sometimes be tiring and draining. I take breaks from wtiting whenever I am done with my responsibilities . I also take a break whenever I am really exhausted and already suffering from headaches. It is not bad to have a break. We are not robots and a tired mind cannot produce a good piece.




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Barida

For me, once I am tired and not in good mood, I always try to stop writing. I have turned down some writing jobs a because of being tired of not doing the work. We are not robots as you said and this is one reason we shouldn't be doing work when we know that we won't be putting the best into our work.




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romyter013

Maybe you are workaholic and you don't mind to take a rest anymore, that can really affect your brain by thinking to create your topic. Why not try to go out for a walk, get some fresh air, grab a cup of hot cocoa, for sure you can meet someone a close friend, a neighbor that can start just a shot chit chat with you, that can help you too to relax with your conversation. You can never tell this might help you to start an idea or add up what you discussed about to your article you want to write.




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Barida

I have been having a whole lot of headaches and the thing is that it has never been easy for me to leave out some job offers. However, I have noticed that it is now better to take a break, get to meet people as well as getting to get along with people when I am looking to take a break off my work.




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mitan143

I think if you become unproductive anymore in your writings, both for yourself and to the community where you share your works. Don't hesitate to take a break if you already feel like unproductive anymore. How can you tell if you are already unproductive, if you're getting so much stress out of it and it's not actually giving any sense to the readers. Do not think you're not good at writing anymore, but it is just you are only having some troubles. Take a good break and get back once you're refresh.




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Barida

Yeah, it is necessary to take a break when we noticed that we are not doing the works that are providing a lot of value to the community that we are into. I have realized that it is not always easy to keep working when noticed that we can't give more. What is necessary to do on such situations is to relax the mind and take some hours or days off and then bounce back better.




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HappyLady

As long as you can meet the monetary target in a good time-frame, then this method seems a very good one to me. It is easy to forget to take a break, especially when you work alone. A while ago I had to take an enforced break from writing as I could not use my arm and it was beneficial to me overall. I returned refreshed and able to see past issues that had been causing me problems before the break.




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NerdIndeed

I usually take a lot of short breaks when I write. Most of the times, I'll write for an hour and then listen to music or watch a video after then come back to what I am writing. It's mentally tiring to write for 8 hours straight continuously. I've experienced that before when I did have a deadline, and it's exhausting.




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nrnlss

When the words that you are writing doesn't feel right anymore, it is forced rather than flows in your mind. When you are tired and your mind blocks the ideas you stored. And when you are not happy with what you are doing. Take a break, later on the passion will come back.




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Judas2018

I normally break from writing when I run out of fresh ideas, or come down with writer's fatigue. If it's a paid job that I'm doing then I would normally go on hiatus after that job is completed to recharge myself.




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theresajane

For me, at times when you don't feel at ease, has been struggling and becoming frustrated, that's the best time to take a real from writing. Don't let everything around you affect you and become toxic, take a break and just let your mind escape away from the tiresome writing.




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