I’ve been working a lot of extra hours lately, trying to keep up with some client projects. There is still very much work to be done, but I hit a point of deciding whether to push it, or take a break. I took Friday off.
I’ve seen a very clear connection for me between my (lack of) rest and my ability to get work done. As raw work hours goes up, will power & output efficiency does down. I can say with confidence that a lost day of output will be easily triumphed by increased efficiency over the course of a week.
Clients, if you want any sustained level of high quality output, you must encourage and expect rest. Providers, it’s in everyone’s best interests for you to rest.
And of course, rest is also good for your health, your life expectancy, and your relationships.
Take a break!