When you have a lot on your plate, it’s hard to take a day off. If nobody does that thing, how is it going to get done. If you don’t check your email, they’re going to think you’re ignoring them.
Working non-stop can be somewhat of an ego problem. The problem is that you want to believe that the world would stop working if it wasn’t for you. Then, when you take a day off and the world spins on, you are humbled by the fact that you aren’t as important as you once thought. Your ego deflates and the pressure is off.
You realize that maybe the project that you haven’t finished, or much less even started, doesn’t have to be perfect because it really won’t matter if it is or isn’t.
The World Goes On
When you realize that you aren’t as vital as you thought it takes the pressure off of having to “be” vital.
Take a real day off. Spend time with your family. Look them in the eyes when they talk to you. Really think about what they are saying. Forget the things you need to do tomorrow or what you did yesterday, they’ve already happened or haven’t and that has nothing to do with right now.
When your ego deflates your soul is filled.