Author-Entrepreneurs: Have You Had A Break Lately?

wellThis post is #4 in a series on Artist Entrepreneur Success on what it takes to succeed in business as an author-entrepreneur.

Rest to fill the well.

Yes, my dears — step away from the computer and get away from the desk.

Or course, I’m writing this really for myself. Selfish, I know. Being selfish is what drives me. No that’s not exactly true. I’m a bit burnt out because I take care of my clients — editing, rewriting, coaching and advising — and because I’ve been working nonstop. I’ve been working nonstop because I have to. At least that’s what I think.

But the reality may be more complicated. Or maybe it’s simpler.

See I’ve been working so hard, I’m confused. Does that ever happen to you?

Yes, I can focus on taking care of my clients, having meeting with potential clients and writing posts on Twitter, Facebook and my blog. But, but. It’s as if my visioning quality, my sixth chakra, is cloudy. I can barely see past next week. And that scares me.

Frankly, I need a break.

So what am I going to do amid work, lots of opportunities sitting in my inbox making me crazy? I want to walk away just for a little while. I don’t know how you do that, but the way I do that is: READING and WATCHING MOVIES and TV.

Story. I need to to escape into story to find myself. Does that ever happen to you?

The question is will I really let myself take time off. And when? Ack! The dilemma…
Any ideas friends?


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2 Responses

  1. Pamela Mason says:

    Right now, we’re in the busy high school season of drill meets, track, and college apps. So, it’s not as much fun as watching a movie, but my breaks are going to watch my sons, and going to my local RWA chapter’s monthly meeting, and my weekly meetup with my crit partners. Tomorrow we’re celebrating my b’day with pedicures and some liquid lunch!

  2. Beth Barany says:

    Happy Birthday Pamela! Enjoy! Being social is your form of break. Would you by any chance be an extrovert?! I’m definitely an introvert when it comes to how I refresh myself! LOL

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