I’ve found that I use the flexible schedule. I may or may not get some writing done on Saturdays depending on what my health allows. By doing a process of elimination and listening to my body, I’ve found it always pays off for me to take Sunday off. After all, it is the day of rest. I do have to admit that there Sundays when I’m on the computer. That’s when I’m under a deadline.
It has been proven that like other muscles in your body, your brain needs a rest too. Science has found that you’ll be more creative and productive. The trick here is---again---to listen to your body. It’ll tell you exactly when to give your brain a rest. Giving you brain a rest is taking time away from your writing and do anything that doesn’t concern writing. Don’t forget exercising and meditation. This helps immensely! How do you know when to give you brain a rest?
Do you know that feeling you get when you’re so sleepy that you can hardly hold your eyes open? So, how do you give your brain a rest? You’re getting a message here from the brain to take a break. When you keep right on writing and get that exhausted, tired, I-can’t-move-another-finger-on-the-keyboard feeling? Your body is screaming at you to stop! So, how do you rest your brain?
I know that the first thing that’s comes to mind is taking a nap. Believe it or not, that definitely is a way! So are needlework, woodworking, going to the gym, watching movies, reading, or listening to an audio book, cooking, or any other hobby. When the weather is nice, I like to take a walk and visit friends. The key here is to do what you like where it doesn’t involve your writing words. Don’t forget daily exercise and meditation.
Try the meditation video below called, Meditation for Writers: Meet Your Muse. Just sit in your desk chair, close your eyes, and focus on the music. I guarantee that you’ll feel 100% better!