ARTICLE SUMMARY: Designers live and die by their imagination and creativity, and nothing affects a designer’s ability to create more than a designers state of mind.
“THESE ARE THE 3 TYPES OF MENTAL DOWNTIME YOUR BRAIN NEEDS” by Art Markman targets mental fatigue and the dangers it poses to us all. All work and no play makes for dull designers, dull designers lack the imagination they need to be creative and stay viable in today’s marketplace.
This problem affects more than just designers, and in an effort to help us Art Markman suggest the following
- Give Yourself A Chance to Clear Your Mind
- Consider A Relaxation of Executive Control
- Strive For A Restoration of Calm
People don’t realize the stress designers are under to be constantly creative and innovative day in and day out. Sometimes the importance of your Work-Life Balance gets lost in the shuffle of trying to keep up with the world. Too many irons in the fire, family needs, not enough hours in a day, it all adds up and takes a toll on us all.
The suggestions made by Art Markman will not only improve your mental and physical wellbeing but the stress relief alone can only enhance your creativity and make you a happier person in general.
Do you have any suggestions on how to keep from falling into a funk over work or avoiding burn out? Post them in the comments, and let us know what you think.