Take A Dance Break
For some it may be a stroll to the coffee maker, for others is may be some yoga stretches, for me it’s it’s a couple of dance moves to the soundtrack of my life. Call it what you like but our brains need a periodic reset in order to work at its highest potential. The best part is that science backs up this theory. Nice work Barbara Oakley! May I call you, Babs?
Our brains have two modes “focused” when we’re hard at work and diffuse” when we’re more relaxed and daydreaming. Studies have shown that diffuse mode is often when we’re able to solve the trickiest problems. So, that explains all of those brilliant ideas I’ve had in the shower.
Also, don’t worry if your brain starts to wander after a while of doing focused work. Back in the day our brains got wired to be aware of multiple things at once so we could watch out for mountain lions or bears or whatever it was that was going to try to eat or attack us. So, every time we return to our work after a break we can to be more focused again.
So, now please get up a take a dance break!