I think taking breaks are healthy.
For instance, I’m a big fan of the Pomodoro Technique, where you work without distraction for 25 minutes straight, then take a break for 5 minutes, and repeat that throughout the day. It’s a great technique that has made me more productive.
And of course, vacations are necessary to get away from work, rest, and recharge the batteries.
So I’m going to take a break from blogging.
The past couple of weeks I’ve been struggling to come up with ideas and crank out articles. While it always has been a bit of a burden to write so often, I welcomed that burden for a while.
Lately I haven’t felt the same way.
And because I pretty much blog first thing in the morning, blogging sets the tone for the rest of the day. In the early days, I was excited to write each morning. And I felt good when I published a post and used that momentum to jump into my next task.
But recently blogging has been slowing me down. Because it’s been hard for me to write, I slog through the first task of my day. And the rest of my day follows accordingly.
My productivity has taken a hit, and something needs to change.
So I’m going to stop blogging for a while and see how it feels.
If I miss it, I’ll start it up again in some capacity.
If I don’t miss it and find that I’m much more productive without blogging, I’ll assess what I should do at that time.
For now, I’m taking a break.
Let’s see what happens!
What do you think about me taking a break from blogging, or taking breaks in general? I’d love to hear from you. Write your thoughts in the comments, tweet at me @mikewchan, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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