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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 22NOURISH YOURSELF TO AVOID BURNOUT

“If you feel burnout setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have long-term perspective.”

—DALAI LAMA

The problem with being a writer, especially if you love what you do, is that the line between work and the rest of your life is often so slender it hardly exists. Writers are often self-motivated to a fault, notoriously bad at stopping, especially if, like me, you work from home and your “office” is your portable laptop. Add in the fact that the amount of inspiration and ideas you have don’t necessarily match the actual amount of time you have to work on anything, and you may find yourself always squeezing ...

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