Do you fill your life with ‘to-do’s’ 24/7? Do you think you’re wasting time by doing nothing? Do you feel guilty when you’re not multi-tasking? I answer yes to all these. Kristen Lamb has some wonderful things to say about giving yourself permission to rest and recharge – it may even help you get more accomplished. Read her post and I hope you’ll be inspired as I was to take time for recharging. It may change the way you look at how you use your creative time. 🙂

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Today, I want to talk about something that is vital to success. REST. In Western society, we have this warped sense that we need to be productive 24/7. In fact, one of the biggest challenges I face as the Social Media Jedi is that writers believe that, if they are having fun on social media, then they must be doing it incorrectly. They mistakenly believe that all that time chatting about life, hobbies and family is somehow not as good as “marketing” their book and blitzing out non-stop promotion, yet nothing could be farther from the truth.

Contrary to what one might think, that “fun time” on social media will actually create the most resilient parts of our platform—relationships. When people connect with us emotionally, they bond and they become part of our “tribe.” These more primal instincts are what will create long-lasting love, loyalty and passion for our brand.

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