How taking a break can help your creativity

Dina Mehta, in her Conversations with Dina Weblog, recently posted these thoughts on balancing work with rest, which can help you to be more creative: “We need to take breaks — regularly and frequently. We work more effectively when we don’t work so much. Rest periods and vacations break our work routines. They help shift […]

Dina Mehta, in her Conversations with Dina Weblog, recently posted these thoughts on balancing work with rest, which can help you to be more creative:

“We need to take breaks — regularly and frequently. We work more effectively when we don’t work so much. Rest periods and vacations break our work routines. They help shift our thinking from its habitual, stuck patterns. They create the space for energy and creativity to flow. They give us time for reflection, so we can step back and look at what’s happening in our lives with greater detachment. We become more sensitive and aware. And finally, we are stronger when we balance doing with being. All work and no play throws our life out of balance and endangers our health. Our bodies and minds need sufficient rest for recuperation. This is critically important with the level of stress in our lives these days.”

Well put, Dina! If you want to stay healthy, mentally sound and at your creative best, be sure to balance work with rest!

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