It’s Okay to Take Breaks

episode 50 of the Smutlancer podcast discusses taking breaks

This is the 50th episode of the podcast! That feels like a huge milestone as well as a time for a small break. And in a completely self-serving way, that’s what we’re talking about this week…taking breaks and a few ideas on how to do it. A big shout-out to Eve E. (@MissEveBlogs) for providing part of the inspiration for this week’s episode.

In this episode:

  • This week’s episode is sponsored by QuickBooks Self Employed.
  • Announcement: I’m going on a podcast hiatus for a while after this episode — and not just for Eroticon in London, but that’s a good reason, too. And yes, this week’s topic is a bit self-serving as a result.
  • I saw a tweet from Miss Eve about being tired and drained by Twitter but not knowing if it’s okay to take a break.
  • It’s always okay to take a break. There are different kinds of breaks.
    • Days off — I try to take weekends off from social media with very little checking.
    • Hiatus — like the podcast. I don’t know how long it will take, maybe only a few weeks.
    • Decreasing the level of work you do. I did that with my personal blogging while I was trying to get into a routine for Loving BDSM and the Smutlancer website.
    • Working on other projects that benefit you more than the thing you’re taking a break from.
  • You may find that you miss it. But you might find that you don’t need it as much as you thought you did.

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QuickBooks Self Employed — save 50% off for a year with my affiliate link

How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation (BuzzFeed News)

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Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords is a freelance sex writer, podcaster, blogger, all-around sex content creating human, and she really likes creating content. As a writer, she focuses on sex and kink primarily on BDSM and power exchange. She works with private clients to write their content and manage their social media, while also co-hosting two podcasts, running a YouTube channel, and managing multiple blogs. Let's just say, she stays busy and wants to keep it that way. Kayla is an international speaker and an award-winning sex blogger. She believes we are stronger together as a community than we are isolated and apart. We all deserve to get paid for the work we do, but until we understand our cumulative power, we'll all wonder if we're "the only one" doing this smutlancing thing.

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