Mindful moment… Reboot your brain
When you work for yourself, like I do, getting away on holidays can be very tricky.
You want to lie on a beach with the rest of the world but you're worried about missing out on work, or money or that it's not the right time to take a break. The idea of taking a holiday becomes more stressful than just staying put and feeling drained.
In truth, however, it is important to take time off - not just for your health and mental well-being, but for your business too.
New research reported in the journal Scientific American, suggests that we get our best ideas in what they refer to as 'shower moments' - times when your mind wanders and you're thinking of nothing in particular.
These are the moments when you get unexpected ideas, or see clearly the solution to a problem, or remember an answer which has been bugging you for weeks.
Of course, these shower moments can also occur on the beach, or by the pool... and may even be helped along by a piña colada. I'm booking my flights!
* Marianne Power is the author of helpmeblog.net