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Does writing makes you weak?

I have noticed this when I make contents. It is not always easy for me to write for a long period of time and this has made me miss some works and even outsource some of them to other freelancers. 

I have decided to always write after I  awake from sleep and that has helped me. Do you always feel weak after writing or while writing? 

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Alania

To be honest, writing does make me feel more exhausted. But overall, I feel psychologically better, from a mental point of view. My friend once told me that I'm lucky to be able to work from home, that I got myself settled very good, but he doesn't understand that it's a tough job to write articles. It can wear you down quite often.




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ballyhara

Correct. People tend to think that working online is like googling all day long. It takes time, effort, dedication, patience, knowledge, just like a regular job at the office. Of course it gets me tired, sometimes it can get very repetitive, or I have to deal with annoying people, but it's my job and I really enjoy it.




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stbrians

Writing can be strenuous really. One normally deals with tiring up the mind. You push it very hard.




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Enyi

It isn't easy at all to work mentally it just like one working very hard physically it really exhausting this time around both mentally and physically because these two will ever be in involved. So yes it can really be exhausting.




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Kakashi2020

Writing doesn't exhaust me because I pace my writing. I would write every 2 to 3 hours, stop, rest, resume. I've become used to this cycle and it's very effective.




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Alania

I've been practicing writing with pace as well, but it simply won't do for me. I'm an energetic person, and I like to get the job done at once, perhaps that's why it's difficult. I simply can't take pauses because then I wouldn't be able to get my mind off.




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luv2xacosta

That's true, maybe because when we write, we are mentally and emotionally active. Too much thinking can really wear us down and drain our energy.




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stbrians

Weakness is in many forms. You can have a physical weakness or emotional weakness. I do not think writing makes you sick. A writer has a sharp mind.




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amelia88

It can be draining sometimes depending on what I’m trying to convey in a written piece. Some writing takes a lot out of you emotionally and that can be tough! Overall though I think it helps me grow as a person and I’m constantly learning from my writing. That makes me strong.




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theresajane

That's a great point. For us to grow as a person, we have to experience everything, even the most draining moment. Writing really does help us, it may be exhausting, but it will always be worth it.




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esteban123

Sometimes I just feel a little bit exhausted after doing some article writing because it makes my mind feel tired of thinking too much, Whenever I am feeling that way, I just drink a lot of water to make my brain fueled again with oxygen and energy. It is really hard to think since it makes our mind stressful and we need to relax for some time and do some nap to be able bring back the good condition of our mind.




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amelia88

Taking breaks and ensuring you hydrate or fuel up with good food is important. Sometimes it can be easy to lose track of time when we're writing a lot, so I always try to be aware of the clock and schedule my meals when I need to eat!




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Alymae

I forgot to eat my meals too! I just noticed that the time is way past my meal time. I put an alarm on my phone so that I will notice the time. I also have snacks around me. When I write I am craving for something sweet like chocolates. I have a stock of it.




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ballyhara

Oh this is so me. I know is the complete opposite of healthy, but I tend to pass my meal time. Sometimes, I just realize it when I hear my stomach rumbling. That's why, I try to have some homemade snacks and a bottle of water near me, some fruits also apply, and that way whenever I took a break I can have any of those.




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Enyi

Constructing one's article maybe with one mind alone without looking up another work can be very tasking and as such we get drained from the work done it is up to us to see how we can always revive ourselves to work more.




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esteban123

@amelia88 Yes you are right on that my friend, I am trying my best now to eat some healthy foods so that it would help my mind to think well on most of my writing. Having a good sleep and rest is what I am trying to deal right now as I am having hard time in having it because of my very busy schedule in my both offline and online works.




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rose61

Writing makes me weak but it is rewarding.Some articles need thinking a lot and this drains energy.I always keep the body well hydrated.




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vhinz

Writing is not my greatest skill and I'm still on the process if honing it. It's really hard to come up with good content especially if in the past, reading and writing is not your habit, just like in my case.




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Alania

@vhinz Writing is an excellent form of talent that can be actually developed with time, if you ask me. The more you write the better you get. Moreover, by reading what other people write you develop creativity and imagination for your own work.




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vhinz

Writing is the skill that I've neglected to developed during my school days. I'm from a country where English is not our primary language but we do have English writing subject. It was not just my favorite subject. I just realize the importance of good writing skills when I became interested in reading blogs and wanted to become a blogger too. I actually have my own blog but I really having difficulty to come up with ideas when writing a content. But I'm still looking forward that someday my writing skills would become better.




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mhingnhormz

Does writing makes you weak: In my case since writing is not really my priority as of now, it didn't exhaust me really because i do write when ideas come in my mind and do write it down in my free time. It is one of my daily routine to have someting to add in my works untill i finish it. I didn't pressure my self doing this.




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Enyi

Writing can be very tasking I'm writing from experience and it even become worse if we get bored with it. I used to get drained both mentally and physically and I see what I could take or do to enable me get back my groove. Staying hydrated can really be helpful though.




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Kakashi2020

I do agree that hydration and proper nutrition are vital for writers. Not having enough liquid nor nutrients needed would ultimately lead to sickness or burn out.




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Steve5

Burn out is the worst feeling for writers. You're unable to quickly bounce back from your writing sessions. It could last for a couple of days before you're able to work again.

I do my best to avoid this because it's not worth it. Better be aware of your mind and body's limit.




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Steve5

That's right. I drink lots of water frequently whenever I write. That way, I really have to take bathroom breaks. I'm forced to stand up and move around. This helps prevent muscle strain from lack of movement.




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angie828

Writing can be an exhausting process. Especially if you are sitting for long periods of time. To help me with this, I take frequent breaks. I would not be able to sit for hours on end and write. If I did, I would be crabby and grouchy, and I am sure that my work would suffer quite a bit.




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Kakashi2020

Now that's what I call experience. Pacing ones writing is very helpful for us writers because it gives us some time to relax and reboot our minds. I usually write for 2-3 hours them stop for about the same time before resuming my writing again. Doing this prevents pressure buildup and helps maintain a good flow of ideas.




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angie828

Trust me, I have had my fair share of pressure build up from writing. There have been times when I have taken on just a bit too much work. And then had to really cram to get it all done in time. When I do that, my writing is not at its peak. And I know that I can do better. And I really feel sorry for whoever is in the room with me when I get crabby because I am not pleasant to be around.




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Steve5

I hate to admit it, but we're all a little crabby whenever that happens. Especially, if other people are being distracting.

I've also found it hard to write well whenever I sit for too long. It's like half of my attention is on my back and other aching parts of the body.




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Steve5

Sounds like you're very experienced when it comes to that. Pressure buildup is very uncomfortable. I've read on a writer's blog post that we should also stretch every thirty minutes to avoid muscle aches. Having a physical timer with alarm can help remind us.




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Steve5

I think so too. I also take frequent breaks to prevent possible headaches and other body pains. I once sat down for almost six hours non-stop. I felt the strain after I stood up and lied down.

Now I drink lots of water to help avoid sitting down for too long.




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Kakashi2020

I only feel drained if I'm writing non stop for more than 18 hours. Because I really like what I do. If your feeling drained maybe you're not in the right niche or you might be lacking exercise. As a writer you need a lot of exercise to buildup your writing stamina.




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Steve5

That's amazing. I probably can't write for more than 3 hours non-stop. I guess others are just that good at working continuously. Another factor is the physical strain of sitting down for a long time.




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Alymae

Really? You can write for 18 hrs. non-stop? You are amazing my friend! I cannot write even for five hours straight. I would feel sleepy and I will really need to take a break to walk outside and breath some fresh air. Also, I get distracted by my favorite books so I take a break to read.




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amelia88

18 hours is absolutely incredible - I wish I had that kind of stamina and brain power! I usually have to have a break after about 3-4 hours myself because at that point I feel like I'm pushing my limits. Usually once I take a break I can get back to it though!




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Jelineex

You have a great energy level @Kakashi2020. Writing for 18hours or more is like a dessert place for me. It will surely make me hungry, thirsty and weak. My brain will be empty and exhausted. I will no longer enjoy what I love to do. You are exceptional gifted with power and energy.




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Steve5

That's an interesting question. I guess it depends on the time of the day and how we do it. Some people are easily exhausted whenever they finish their writing sessions. A lot of full time writers also feel tired since they're working for hours on end until they complete their projects.

I'm also somewhat tired after writing. I either sleep or just lay in bed to recover from mental fatigue.




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amelia88

Honestly I have days like that too - sometimes I wake up and I am full of energy, and other days maybe I had a really bad night's sleep and just don't feel motivated to write. I guess that's part of being human and something we all have to contend with as writers or as employees in any kind of field!




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Alymae

Writing makes me exhausted and happy at the same time. It is my way of expressing myself. I love to write and it is my passion. Been writing since high school. It makes me exhausted when someone is breathing down my neck to write something. I love to write what I really want without no one censoring me what to write.




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kaushikangara

As an amateur writer myself, I find it difficult for longer periods of time. You really need the energy and the free state of mind to generate thoughts and ideas to write. You have to develop this state of mind and it will only come by writing more and more. Practice makes you perfect and no matter what skill it is you have to keep doing it until you feel comfortable.




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Alymae

True. The best way to improve writing skills is to write more. I do this when I have the time. When I am fatigue because of writing I find myself craving for chocolates.




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burgosmichael24

Though writing is more of a mental work, you also need to be physically fit to perform better. Sometimes mental works can be more exhausted than physical activities. We need to give time to exercise our body so our blood will circulate better. Never stress your body. If you feel tired, get some break. A good rest does more.




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Jeane

How I feel would entirely depend on the kind of writing I've been doing.

Most of the time I write boring real estate-related articles and they sort of sap my energy but strange thing is I only feel exhausted after the writing is done not while I'm still busy getting the job done. When I write fiction however, the reverse is true. It always invigorates me.




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DenisP

You know, it’s actually an established fact that the brain uses more energy than any other organ of the body. Your brain alone accounts for 20% of your body’s total energy consumption. Naturally, when we write we’re quite literally using up a lot of brain power, which can end up with us feeling exhausted.

I noticed this phenomenon not only with writing, but just about any creative endeavor. I write music as a side hobby of mine, and I always find that eight hours of writing music at maximum creative capacity makes me feel more tired than eight hours of intense manual labor.

The brain needs a lot of energy to work, so it isn’t surprising to feel weak after an intense writing session.




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menchuuy58

I think that writing can make you feel weak. You are using your mind in writing. Mind works is greater than physical works. That is why I believe relaxation is very important.




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knnon

Yes it happens. Not only is your body tired but your mind is as well from thinking of what to write. It's more about feeling drained than weak. And every part of your body hurts even though you just sat in front of your computer for hours. But that's probably more tiring than moving around. Don't worry it's normal, and it does happen. Just make sure to eat and rest when you get the chance and you'll be okay.




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theresajane

Yes, I always notice that if your mind is tired, if you're affected mentally, then the whole body will be too. It's very important to take a rest and refresh.




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knnon

I also notice that when your mind is tired, your emotions can shift easily. The shift will always lean towards the negative. I know this because I tend to be a big baby and be overly sensitive when my mind is tired. After rest and relaxation of course I always go back to my normal calm self.




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Kakashi2020

Writing doesn't make me weak, but sometimes when I write for long periods of time, info get tired and stressed out. That's why I've always have a writing schedule in which I would write for 2-3 hours and then I'll take a break for about the same time, after which I would start writing again. I do this often and it helps in controlling stress and it doesn't make me tired.




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Jelineex

It doesn't make me weak but it made me exhausted. I am empty headed when it comes to writing. I do not have a well organized idea/thoughts. I find it difficult to put it into writings. But, I kept it as a challenge to beyond my comfort zone. I am happy that sometimes I can make some writings effectively. However, I still have to learn more and improve for the better.




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knnon

One thing that can help with making writing less exhausting would be to first write down your draft on how your topic will go. I usually do this by using a bullet list first. And I even use the same list to write my article. I do it line by line and add my own thoughts and words as I go. It will help you finish faster.




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Jelineex

I sometimes to do that but it doesn't work. I am having a difficulty to connect my thoughts into sentences. I need to find an exact word to have a continuous flow of idea. I am lost mostly of the time. But with my will to finish my work, I am able to accomplished it. It just makes me exhausted but happy.




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edencaga

If my mind is tired, it feels me even more weaker if I write so if I am tired I'll make sure I have enough sleep as I can't really think when my mind is tired and exhausted. After I sleep , eat and take a bath that's the time I go back into writing and stuffs.




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Franzel2oo

Writing is very difficult work and can be very draining. Thinking at such high levels for long periods of time has a way of taking a tole on your body. It's natural to feel weak after writing for long periods. In my case, it's nothing a little relaxing can't fix.




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jaymish2

I think what you mean is if writing make you tired? Yes sometimes it does. I agree that you need to write when you are still fresh. Also you can't write all the time you will not be able to get fresh ideas. You need to take at least a a day off to recharge your batteries. It also helps to take breaks in between your writing. However the more you write the more you learn how to work through fatigue. Your typing speed also improves and you learn to write faster so that you can have time to rest.




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esteban123

I think that writing makes me weak temporarily as I feel some tiredness while writing on my article. It is really tiring to think some great ideas because it easily drain our brain. Whenever I am experiencing some prob;ems I usually do a break for about an hour just to give time to my mind to relax and rest for a while.




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theresajane

I think, writing can make you exhausted. Even though you're the most passionate writer ever, you'll go through the state of exhaustion. Who wouldn't be tired with you using your brain for your writing non-stop, sitting in almost the same position for quite some time and focusing your eyes on just a single direction? I sure am would be tired if it's done everyday.




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jpk0007

Well, honestly I have never felt any sort of weakness after writing for a long time. I may get tired or bored after writing for a couple of hours, but I have not felt physically weak due to writing. One may feel completely worn out or blank sometimes due to hours and hours of doing the same work. Once you take a small break or when you do something else for some time you would be able to effectively deal with this problem.




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Corzhens

When you are not in the mood to write or when the topic that you are writing does not fall into your comfort zone then you will have a headache in writing such subject. That is the reason why I am choosy when it comes to writing articles because I don’t want to write difficult topics such as technology or science that is not popular. That will only give me a headache and stress so that I feel my strength leaving me.




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Tehilah27

I have been tired after writing but i won't say it has ever made me weak. Writing helps relieve stress (when I'm expressing my thoughts) and helps open up my imagination. Most times, it fires me up and i have to get the ideas on paper as fast as i can. Writing could be difficult as well if it's on an unfamiliar topic or a new genre




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jaymish2

I think that @Barida means if you get really tired from writing. I think that everyone gets tired when they write too much. Writing involves alot . You have to think and physically write what you are thinking. It is not as easy as it looks. Coming up with an opinion or a piece that makes sense is not an easy task and takes up alot of your energy.




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gutzman

I think we feel exhausted after or during writing because somehow we are transferring our thoughts into a content or the like which requires our brain to function more. Our brain needs a lot of energy in order to function very well and that is by the oxygen delivered by the blood. If you would look at it scientifically, it is true that thinking makes us feel tired because it consumes energy.




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Kakashi2020

Continuous and prolonged writing on a regular basis without rest or a vacation does make me weak to the point of burnout. That's why I take a lot of breaks from writing. I would write for several hours and take a break for an hour or two before resuming my work again.




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jessie271

Writing can be tough sometimes especially when you are not in a very good condition or if you are tired. Yes, it can be draining sometimes and when you feel like this, it is advisable to rest first or probably have a nap. It will really help your brain think better when you wake up.




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MelanthaKrasos

Writing is something I love to do, yet mental pressure can be hard sometimes. There are times when I'm writing and I felt that I just want to stop, so I did. If writing makes you tired already, give your body a rest. The mind can relax after that and if that's the case, it makes me feel relieved afterwards.




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Erika1358

For me, no. Writing has always made me feel powerful, like I'm in control of everything. I always envision myself as the main character so it always feels satisfying to know that I can face any kind of hopeless situation and know how it always turns out in the end. How nice would it be if it works that way in reality hahaha.




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