Why Taking a Break Will Enhance Your Creative Flow

Step away from the screen to replenish your creative energy

Brandon Sarmiento
Aug 13, 2020 · 5 min read
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  • 2) Drink more coffee, hoping the caffeine will revive our creativity.
  • 3) Take a breather and step away from the screen or notebook.

Allowing Our Mind to Breathe

“By temporarily separating ourselves from our current task, we’re allowing our mind to recharge so that we can return with the clarity and focus we had when we first began.”

Imagine trying to bench press a heavy weight for multiple sets, with little to no rest in between each set. Your form will break down, the barbell will fall on your chest, and you’ll end up injuring yourself like a fool.

Peeling Our Eyes Away from the Screen

“It’s a matter of what you do during this pause that will determine if your mental batteries will charge to 50% or 100%.”

In pretty much any situation where our mind isn’t being entertained, our first instinct is to pull out our phone.

  • At a restaurant and waiting for the food? We go on our phone.
  • Driving and get stopped by a red light? Heck, some of us will still reach for our phone.

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