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Freelance Writing Burnout

No matter if you work as a freelance writer or in some other line of work, there is a very real possibility that you will begin to burnout at some point in time. While this may sound silly to you right now, it is anything but a joke when it happens. This can quickly drag you down, and force you into taking some time away from your computer.

Simply put, burnout is the result of working day after day without taking enough time off. Some freelance writers don’t experience this very often. Others, it seems, run into this issue on a more regular basis.

If this is becoming a reality within your career you will know it soon enough. Not only will you feel mentally exhausted, but your interest in freelance writing will wane as well.

Is this something that will keep me down for the long term? How long it takes you to recover from burnout depends on several factors. For instance, are you willing to take some time off? Believe it or not, a day or two away from the computer can do wonders for you. If you are the type to forge ahead, no matter how you are feeling, you may eventually run into a brick wall. Often times, burnout can lead to a feeling of downright exhaustion. In turn, you will have no choice but to take some time off in an attempt to recover.

Just because you experience burnout does not mean that you need to change careers. That being said, you do need to think about the schedule you are working and any changes that you may be able to make.

Don’t let freelance writing burnout become a bigger problem than what it really is.

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