There is nothing wrong with working hard, but as the saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. Taking some time to sharpen the saw not only makes you happier but studies prove it also makes you healthier and more productive.
Here’s the JIFU challenge … get moving and take some time off. Studies show that people outside the United States are twice as likely to travel away from home than Americans. The average American vacation is less than 4 days while Europeans average is nearly two weeks. How can you really give your body, mind, and soul the relaxation necessary to rejuvenate when after the first day or so you’re already thinking of what you need to do when you get back to work. It’s like like running down your iPhone battery to zero and trying to recharge it in just a few minutes. It might work for a little while, but not for long.
Take a minute and look at the calendar, mark out a 7-10 day period, write in big red letters “VACATION” then make it happen.