Tag: self-care

Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Posted November 27, 2018 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Writing can be hard. And when you have a non-writing job that pays your bills, finding the time and energy to sit down and get words down can be challenging. I get it. I’m right there with you. I mean, I’ve been thinking about writing this post on self-care for writers for at least a […]

How a Desktop Detox Saved Me from Total Burnout

Posted February 28, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How a Desktop Detox Saved Me from Total Burnout

Remember when I said I had to take time for myself? Sometimes the decision is made for you. If you listen close enough to your body, it’ll tell you when you need break. And if you ignore it long enough, you’ll wish you didn’t. Which is sort of what happened to me last week. News flash: […]

How Do You Take Care of Yourself?

Posted February 12, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How Do You Take Care of Yourself?

A couple weeks ago, I talked writing breaks and how taking care of yourself means taking care of your writing. But taking care of yourself can be vague. So what are the basic self-care tenants? 1. Get enough sleep If I don’t get my eight hours of sleep, it’s hard for me to function, let […]

How Often Do You Give Yourself a Writing Break?

Posted January 29, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How Often Do You Give Yourself a Writing Break?

  Breaks come in all sorts of forms: the length of a walk, a few hours, a day, a week, months—forever? When was the last time you gave yourself a writing break? It seems odd to discuss writing breaks at the beginning of the year when everyone is pushing hard toward their 2015 goals. But […]

7 Non-Writing Activities to Boost Your Creativity

Posted November 20, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
7 Non-Writing Activities to Boost Your Creativity

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your writing endeavors is to take a break and focus on something else. Just because you’re not in your chair hammering out words doesn’t mean your brain isn’t hard at work. In fact, your brain needs this non-writing time to sort out all your problems. I mean, how often […]