Writing can be a strange job. You may have a few hours a day when you are extremely productive, but the mental energy used in your work makes it hard to sustain your top pace of work for a full business day (unless you are gifted with an exceptional attention span!). This makes breaks very important in keeping you going.
Ideally, taking a break away from your computer is the best thing to do, especially if you can combine this with going outdoors and/or getting some exercise. However, this isn't always possible and sometimes you want to take a good break online. For most people, time spent checking their Facebook or Twitter may be interesting but doesn't really feel like a true, refreshing break. What can be better is to grab a short dose of escapism.
Here are three ideas about how to do this:
These ideas are all designed to let your mind come completely out of work mode, and they mean you don't have to write anything – even a tweet or Facebook comment – which is really the best approach if you are staying at your PC on a writing break!