Breaks, unwinding, and maintaining sanity were the topics of discussion on #mochat this week. In the short term, a lot of us take breaks in different ways—walks, playing music, stretching, peeing—some more often than others. But on the whole, the group tended to consider it important to their day. Though a few of us admitted to getting caught in the zone and staring our screens for far too long. The big hurdle comes, though, when clients are in the room. At that point, breaks are mostly dependent on their schedule.
Burnout also came up during the chat. The general consensus was to get far away from what we’re burned out on. The way to do that ranged from just looking away from your designs to reading/listening to books to playing games to full-on get-aways/trips. Stress can be a big part of our jobs, and reducing it as much as possible seemed important to most everyone.
Take a look at the full transcript for a lot more advice.