When roleplay begins to feel like a job, take a step back.
This tip isn’t meant to be pedantic: it’s just saying what we all know to be true. This seems like common sense. One would like to believe it’s a no brainer. However, at one point or another, we’ve all felt like we’ve gotten way over our heads with the amount of roleplays we’re involved in, how far behind we are on something due to real life commitments, and other miscellaneous circumstances that may apply.
A lot of times we worry about letting people down by focusing on ourselves. That’s where we’re wrong though: taking care of one’s self is important first and foremost. If we’re not okay, then how are we supposed to create stories we’re proud of? It’s better to take a step back rather than working ourselves over for the sake of what we believe other people want.
Just remember that RP is about fun; but, we all get a little too caught up in the stories we’re writing at times. Fun is why we all started in the first place. Take a breather. Don’t work too hard. You deserve a break.