Why #Rest and #Relaxation Are Like Air to #Writers (and Everyone Else in the World)

Rest and relaxation are things that we know we need, but sometimes “life” takes hold and we have to put it off.  For writers, this can be further complicated with extra work hours, kid’s activities, and to-do lists that interfere with our writing time.  So fitting in relaxation is like parallel parking in the tightest space.  Both can be done, but could be difficult without effort and determination (and maybe a stroke of luck).

Mental Health America and Psychology Today emphasize the importance of rest and relaxation on the mind and body.  When the brain’s maxed out, it affects cognition which is the mental ability to understand and process information. From a physical standpoint, when the body’s worn the amount of energy to complete tasks is limited or near non-existent.  If a writer can’t think Continue reading “Why #Rest and #Relaxation Are Like Air to #Writers (and Everyone Else in the World)”

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Happy July 4th

Today is extra special.  Not only is it the Fourth of July, it’s the opportunity for my husband and I to spend quality time with our family and friends.  So we’ll be grillin’ and chillin’ before heading off to watch fireworks. This will be my last post for the week, but not without wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday.

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Merry Christmas!!!

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For a child is born to us, a son is given to us…. (Isa. 9:6)

May this holiday be filled with laughter and cheer with loved ones near and far.  And may we remember the spirit and love of the precious Gift from our Heavenly Father.  Peace be unto you all.

This is my last post for 2015, but great things are ahead for 2016.  Over the next few days I will be working to update the look and feel of the site, and to make strides to provide more great content.  This is an exciting next step for me, and I hope you will enjoy.

 

 

 

In With the New…

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Happy New Year!

I’m tidying up a bit to showcase more material.  So for this year, I’ve decided to change my post schedule to the following:

– Mondays: posts will be focused on original stories and content.

– Wednesdays: posts will feature writing tips and information.

I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2015, and I hope you are too.  Stay tuned for more great things ahead.  Happy reading and writing!

XOXO,

Melanie

 

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