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With National Novel Writing Month coming to a close, you might be thinking about how you’ll relax. But Writer’s Relief asks: Can you? According to Writing and Wellness, writers can find it’s especially hard to chill out:
“’You need to relax,” my friends tell me. ‘You work too hard.’
I know it’s true. My body gives me clues. Back pain. Eye twitching. Headaches. Stomach upset. Fatigue. It’s obvious when I need to take a step back and just relax.
I schedule the time, and if it’s only an hour or two, I can do it easily. The movie theater saves me on many occasions.
Longer than that? Ugh. I get restless. I start picking up the phone and the computer. Longer than a few hours without being productive? I start to feel guilty.”