When I am very busy and stressed out, I read or watch other stuff not related to work (research).
That sounds counterintuitive. Your brain is already overloaded. Why don’t you just rest?
Well, I do rest. I take naps and I do walk. However, the reason why I read other stuff is
because it actually helps me process things better. I am not sure why. My friends say that
I am wasting my brain power. But I disagree. Strangely, when I watch YouTube about
history of the ancient nations, I feel like my brain is chilling. I learn a few things and I find
things interesting. Then I am quite refreshed. I am not sure why but it works better than
naps some times. I think it works because I keep my brain running and not completely
shutting it down. Kind of like slowing down the pace instead of fully resting. Anyway, it
works for me.
The downside of this method is that sometimes, you get interested in the other stuff and
get lost. Also, if you think too much then your brain overloads. So just be careful
not to get in too deep and you will find your brain well rested and ready to go again.