When you’re hungry, you should eat something nourishing. When you’re thirsty, you should drink water. When you’re cold, you should put on a jacket. When you’re hot, you should take your jacket off. These seem obvious. Yet, when our body tells us we’re tired or perhaps totally exhausted, we don’t sleep or rest. We see rest as weakness or a complete lack of productivity. Why? What research has shown consistently depriving ourselves of reasonably rest is more productive?
Take. A. Break. You will do better work. You will be more creative. You will notice details. You will make connections. You will be kinder. Your audience will notice, and the world you directly affect will become a little brighter. And the world desperately needs your brightness.