As much as we try to keep going, there comes points in time where we just need to stop. It happens more as you get older. When you just don’t have the energy to keep pushing.
When I was younger, I felt that this was definitely wrong. Now, I view it as necessary to stay sharp and creative. The burdens of life weigh us down into muddy waters where nothing can be seen.
We think we can do it all but can’t. Understanding the need for an occasional timeout could help you more than the few extra hours of work that you will miss.