Studies indicate that in order to maximise productivity,
intermittent 10 -15 minute breaks
should be scheduled into the work day.
These breaks allow the brain to rest, recharge
and essentially get ‘revved-up ready’ for the next
interval of concentrated / focused work assignments.
In order to be effective, these breaks should include an activity
which is totally non-work related, pleasant and enjoyable:
going for a walk, reading literature/fun magazine article, listening to music
and may I suggest- creating a work of abstract art.
Release your inner Joan Mitchell
(American abstract expressionist painter)
(images from joanmitchellfoundation.org):
Express your contemplative Wassily Kandinsky
(Russian abstract artist / art theorist)
(images / citation from wassily-kandinsky.org):
“In his seminal 1912 publication Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Wasily Kandinsky advocated an art that could move beyond imitation of the physical world, inspiring, as he put it, “vibrations in the soul.”
Yellow, Red, Blue (1925)
Improvisation 31, Sea Battle (1913)
Now, have a bit of fun!
1. Click on the link
2. A blank page will appear
3. Click on your mouse / pad
to start a colour flow, to introduce a new colour
4. Use your mouse / pad to navigate the page,
to create shapes / forms of varying dimensions
Okay, now back to work!