When I'm working on a project with a deadline, I go full speed for a while and then take a break.
I might sit down with a cup of coffee and gaze out the window, but often I'll do something else, like paint.
This past week, I was writing an article and creating an art project, and my breaks consisted of smooshing colour over a canvas.
This painting was done over an old painting that I didn't care for anymore. One of the projects was colouring someone else's drawings and this helped me loosen up with my colour applications.
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown