One of my mentors, George Kao, often talks about resting before you need to. He says it's part of creating a sustainable business.
I'm starting to suspect that he might be right.
George builds in rest time during regular working days, as well as restful weeks (still working, but with a lighter schedule/only the basics), and he takes actual vacations.
While I do take actual vacations sometimes, it is becoming very clear that I have not been resting before I need to in other ways
I've been thinking about how to change that.
One idea I have is to put rest days (half days?) in my calendar. If they're pre-scheduled, I'll be more likely to take them.
I'm also going to schedule in a few stretching/rest break reminders during the day.
I thought I'd share in case you, too, are not so great at preemptive resting.
Here's to creating work days that aren't totally exhausting.