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April 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 117

Writing at home can be a great way to earn some extra money but if you get too caught up in it you may find that you do not take any time out for yourself. Yes, there are always deadlines to meet and new clients to please, but you have to please you as well. You may wonder how you can make the time to do something fun when there is just so much work to do. The following are some tips to leave yourself time for fun:

  • Choose a Day Off - This may sound impossible to some who really need to keep plugging away to pay the bills but you must have a day off to unwind and not think about the computer. Choose a slow day when you normally do not have a huge workload or any deadlines. Do half the work the day before and the other half the day after your day off. A couple of weeks of having a full day off will do wonders for your writing.
  • Get Away from the Computer - Do not sit in front of the computer from the minute you wake up to the minute you go to bed. People who work jobs outside of the home typically have a start and end time. Utilize this so you get a couple of hours a day for something other than writing. Take a hot soak in the tub, go for a bike ride or just relax on the porch with a nice cool or warm drink depending on the season.
  • Find a Hobby - There are many different hobbies that do not require you to be on the computer and that offer relaxation. Knitting, crocheting or an outdoor activity like softball or bowling is good choices. These activities get you out of the office and back into the real world if even only for a small amount of time.

It is important to take time for yourself when you are a writer because sitting in front of the computer for hours on end is not good for anyone. Take a full day off or even a couple hours off and you'll find that your creative juices do not go stagnant. Find a hobby that you can do outside of the home so you can forget about work and just think about you.

About the Author:

Lisa Mason is a freelance writer with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles and the author of How to Earn a Living Writing for the Internet. She has written thousands of articles, hundreds of ebooks and thousands of website pages and related content in more than 10 years as a professional writer.

See her website for a free article writing template guide as well as more writing tips and info on the writing services she offers.

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