Avoiding Burnout: The Surprising Power of Slowing Down

Avoiding Burnout: The Surprising Power of Slowing Down

So, what is a motivated writer to do? My humble suggestion? Plan in writing breaks. Take time to dream and to plan ahead. Just as you allow yourself to tap out a first draft without your editing cap on, give yourself a chance to dream without limits. It’s true, most of the wisdom you see out there stresses the importance of creating a daily writing habit and planning regular writing retreats in order to tackle those larger projects. Most of us are writing in the margins of life, in the midst of working and running our families. So when, exactly, are we supposed to squeeze in time to dream and plan ahead? There are only so many hours in the day, after all! Here’s the reality, though: Saying you’re too busy writing to stop and dream is like saying you’re too busy driving to stop for gas. Without a vision of where you want to go and a plan for how you’ll get there, your writing will inevitably hit a dead end. Then you’ll have no choice but to stop — and it won’t be on your terms and it will be far more costly. Ask me how I know…
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153 Writing/Speaking Ministry Killers: Behaviors and Attitudes to Avoid As You Seek To Serve Part 2

153 Writing/Speaking Ministry Killers: Behaviors and Attitudes to Avoid As You Seek To Serve Part 2

Welcome back!We continue as Kathi and Michele share  more on the eight habits, attitudes, and behaviors that can kill a ministry.Today we continue with the next six in the list of ministry killers.  From victimization to the comparison trap,  Michele and Kathi dive in...

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152 Writing/Speaking Ministry Killers (Behaviors and Attitudes to Avoid As You Seek to Serve) Part 1

152 Writing/Speaking Ministry Killers (Behaviors and Attitudes to Avoid As You Seek to Serve) Part 1

Welcome!Kathi and Michele share eight habits, attitudes, and behaviors that can kill a ministry.We all have done these at some point in time. Michele and Kathi share this list to help us stay on top of in order to avoid these pitfalls. In this first episode, learn how...

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