Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?
It's not. Us creative types are self-employed. And like most self-employed people, we work. All the time. No breaks.
This is a mistake. A big one.
An understandable one--but unlike other small businesses, restaurants, stores, where the owners can exhaust themselves establishing and maintaining the business without destroying the business in the process, creative people need time off.
Why? To refresh, renew, re-energize our creativity. Without it, we run the risk of running on empty. Creativity is something that needs down time.
So it is paid vacation time when we take time off. Paid in terms of being more creative.
What do you do to take a break?