Work Break Tips for Freelance Writers

Work break before actually working.

When the heat is on to finish a client’s project, working long hours becomes the norm and minimal to no work breaks are ever taken. As a freelance writer, taking breaks will help you alleviate deadline pressure and complete your assignments. Review the following breaks that I’ve used over the years:

  • A Practical Plan – Would you prefer to spend 10 to 15 minutes with a group of people, talking about the book you’re reading? Or would you rather spend a quarter of an hour in the serene peace of your city park? Whatever best suits your personality, you can apply it to a work break that takes you out of your role as a freelance writer and gives you the chance to just chill out before getting back into the work groove.
  • Jump Around – Exercise helps us get our freelance writing blood flowing – letting our ideas flow naturally. We need exercise to release endorphins that will make us feel more apt to actually want to write and tackle our work.Take 3 to 5 minutes out of your freelance writing work day to complete a set of ten to twenty jumping jacks and fifteen stomach crunches while listening to your favorite, uplifting music. I’m a sucker for “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Find an exercise routine and heart-pumping tunes that work for you!
  • Get out of the Office – A change of scenery is a reward. You get to leave your office or studio when you’re done with a portion of your task. Plan this type of work break into your freelance writing schedule. I recommend going to your local farmer’s market, the zoo, or botanical garden for about 30 minutes or on your lunch break. If you live in Austin, I recommend visiting the Zilker Botanical Garden for an exceptional work break experience.
“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all... the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” ~ Randy Komisar
No matter where you write, go outside and take a break!

Taking works breaks is essential to a positive and productive day in the office. How do you reset your mind and make a fresh start during your workday? Share your tips and insights in the comment box below.

Work Break Tips for Freelance Writers

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