The year is half way complete and I’ve been having a good one. I’ve figured out plenty of things and throughout the six months, I’ve taken multiple breaks. Last year I would drive myself crazy and burn out and then I was forced to take a break because I just couldn’t bring myself to enough energy to do anything. But now I know myself and my body. I know who I am and how taking a break actually helps me to refocus my attention onto other things and back to the thing I was knocking my head over with.
You Know When To.
When all you are thinking about is the very thing that you can’t go anywhere with, you need to take a break. When you are neglecting things that are an important part of your life, you need to take a break. There are other things that your body and mind will tell you to take a break and you need to just be aware of them and actually take a break.
What Should I Do Then?
Anything but that thing that is driving you crazy. Get back doing something you used to love. Get to writing about what is on your mind and what is holding you back. Watch tons of movies. See old friends and just get out of the house.
I usually give myself breaks for a week. I’ve noticed it is just the right amount of time and I’m more than ready to get back into the task or project that was blowing my mind out of control.
The Interesting Thing I’ve Noticed
With the time that I give myself, I am at times clueless on what to do. Over the years I’ve done a good job eliminating crap that I really didn’t care about and at times when I am on my breaks, I am clueless on what it is that I have to do. I have realized that there are only a couple things in the world that I want to do or can do at this time and that is a good feeling and something that gets me out of shape. Just by the simple fact of not wanting to do too many things and not having anything to do at all is the thing that makes me go crazy.
But still with the time devoted to doing anything that doesn’t pertain to the thing that I’ve been spending all my time over, it is a challenge in itself to do different things. Which is one reason why I looking forward to taking breaks.