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If there is something that creative individuals have in common it is a tendency to overwork themselves. A common trait that is reinforced by classical education; not a semester went by in college without eight or more classes, add in work, sleep, and a little bit of social life and you have an overworked creative. If you live in the midwest you might have found today a day begging for you to take a break and enjoy the unusually warm weather. Here are five reasons to take a break.

1. You Need To Move

Getting up and stretching and going for a short walk even around the room will help improve your mood and energy levels. It doesn’t take long even five minutes every hour will make a huge difference.

2. Improves Your Creativity

Stepping away from your work can actually help you improve your work. Creativity can be a challenge sometimes when you take a break answers will appear, and even if they don’t you’ll be able to come back to your work with a fresh mind.

3. Reduces Stress

Life can be stressful a lot of the time. Taking a short break will help reduce your stress. Pair your break with a short walk outside when the weather is permitting to improve the stress-reduction benefits.

4. Avoid Burn Out

Burn out is a real problem for creative individuals, the line between being passionate and pushing too far can be a difficult one to find. Short breaks will help you keep balance in your life.

5. Get Social

Breaks are a great opportunity to socialize with friends and coworkers. Spending time with others may inspire you to new levels with your creative work as well as reducing stress and making life more enjoyable.

Headshot photo for Josh Manuel owner & voice lesson teacher at Manuel Creative Arts Academy Dayton, Ohio

About the Author

Josh Manuel is the owner of Manuel Creative Arts Academy. He has been involed in music for his entire life, and everyday you will find him working to improve music education in Dayton, OH and everywhere. At Manuel Creative Arts Academy Josh teachers voice & piano lessons for students of all ages.