Whether you are an avid blogger or just doing it for fun, there will come a point where you will need to take a break from blogging. Below you will find some creative ideas to make your break productive!
Most people will do their blogging or writing inside, usually at a desk with a cup of coffee or with music playing in the background, this is all well and good, but it doesn’t get you that vital vitamin D we all need. Stepping outside for just 20 minutes a day will boost your mental health and even improve your sleep, this will all aid in improving your writing too!
One of the most common reasons someone will take a break is to eat and/or drink. Making the right choices when grabbing snacks is vital. Some things are quick and easy thus saving time, but this doesn’t mean it is the best thing for you. Instead, aim for foods like lean meat, cheese or even a handful of nuts, that will help to boost and maintain your energy levels. This will be extremely beneficial for your productivity levels!
The best brain foods are:
- Oily fish
- Pumpkin seeds
“Daydreaming leads to creativity, and creative activities teach us agency, the ability to change the world, to mold it to our liking, to have a positive effect on our environment.”-Daniel Levitin. Daydreaming is essentially dreaming while you’re awake, this rests your mind and eyes even if just for a short time. Some of the greatest ideas have come from daydreaming!
Look at Something Cute
This is one you made not have heard before, but a recent study by ZDnet has found the ability to answer questions correctly on a test was much improved after people looked at cute pictures such as baby animals. Adult sized animals did the trick slightly but there was a sizeable difference between that and the babies! Try giving it a go yourself and see if you become more productive after!
Do Absolutely Nothing
This may seem counter-productive but it is actually the opposite, resting your brain by doing nothing can have the same benefits as doing things such as meditation. Letting your mind wander allows your prefrontal cortex, which is where all the problem-solving, memory and logic processes happen, to get a much-needed and well-deserved break. This in turn will of course help ideas start to flow and your writing to improve.
Science says taking breaks is good for you, if our tanks start to run low we will become fatigued and find it easier to concentrate. We hope the ideas above will allow you to make your breaks more productive!