Boost your productivity when burnout looms

When the thought of writing more copy makes you want to curl up in a fetal position and take a nap, don’t give in. These ideas can help you push through to the finish line.

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If you write for a living, chances are you find yourself fatigued or burned out from time to time. Although some writers may be able to step away for a few hours or even days, your paycheck depends on your ability to keep pushing through. Do you know how to remain productive even when your brain feels like mush?

The worst thing you can do when you feel burned out is ignore it. This will either result in low-quality work or an emotional breakdown—and possibly both. You have to confront the issue head-on and acknowledge the problem. Try some of the following productivity tips that other talented writers use:

1. Set mini-checkpoints and goals

The human brain thrives when it sees an end in sight. That’s why long distance runners often get fatigued halfway through a race, then get a “second wind” when the race is almost over. It’s much easier to push through when you know the finish line is near.

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