Admittedly, I'm not very good at taking breaks, doing nothing, vegging out. I haven't had a full-on completely work-free vacation in nearly fifteen years, and count on one hand the number of days I've taken off from work since 2001, when I became a full-time author.
I am, though, pretty good at filling the tank in a productive way. For example: I recently pushed myself away from the writing desk to start adding some video content to a new site I created for young readers (my next book to release will be my first MG, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY).
To get in the groove of making short vids, I started out by doing a couple of short videos about my YAs, A BLUE SO DARK and PLAYING HURT.
I love promotions that allow me to be creative, think of my books in new ways, and get me away from my desk for a moment and out in the sun...