I recently concluded a six-month long edit to Killzone. For the weeks and months prior to its publication, I've been wondering what I should work on next.
Whenever I complete a project, it's my natural inclination to start on the next project right away. Instead, I take a day or two off. In fact, even when I'm in the middle of a project, I still take the time to sit back and do something non-writing related (i.e. watch something on Netflix or play Tiny Death Star).
My next project--or two--I may start out slow, but I built up speed rather quickly. My weekends, however, I usually sleep in a little instead of rolling out of bed at the crack of six.
Remember to take a break once in a while.
How do you spend your free time? How do you commit to taking a break from your projects?