Taking breaks is not only a way to be more productive, it is a way of showing love and respect to yourself. Breaks are natural, we are not machines. We become much more effective after having a real break.
Listen to music, paint, write, play games, anything that you enjoy and brings life force energy back into you. Recharge yourself and then continue working until you need to do this again.
I read a quote once that said “do whatever it takes to make you feel right again”. This speaks to me so much because it is so true and relatable. Don’t judge yourself or worry about being judged about anything you do, just do whatever it takes to feel good again. Follow your heart. Your heart will guide you to your happiness, success, and your deepest heartfelt desires.