It is a very widespread mistake, especially when we near a deadline: we keep pushing and stretching ourselves beyond all limits, believing only following this way we can ensure we make what we want / what is required from us on time. Hoping we can enjoy a good and profound rest afterwards, once we finish.
The life, as well as the human body, does not really function like that, especially when the timeframe is multiple days and even weeks. Making some progress forward requires periods of activity, sure, and it equally requires periods of rest. It allows us to keep taking action, making things, and ensuring that we are functioning effectively, with our energies optimally renewed and restored.
So, today’s tip is to say to myself and all of you: have a rest.