"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy..."
Or at least a little crazy!
Time off is something that's difficult when one is full tilt into promotions. However, if we don't take time off, our bodies may force us to do so regardless.
I quite willingly took off Monday - it was my birthday and I wanted a day out of the house and away from the computer. (BTW - it was the Raleigh-Durham area where we romped.) And yes, I had a scary amount of catching up to do Tuesday, some of which I simply had to let go...
However, yesterday and today are an entirely different matter! I woke up yesterday with a touch of the flu which by last night was making me miserable. (And I never get sick!) Something about the flu and aching and all that just makes one not want to do anything, which is frustrating! (And tonight I have a leadership seminar to teach - gee, that will be fun. The only way I could avoid it is death - my own!)
So, when you guys take time off, is it usually by choice or are you forced? Do you willingly take time away from the computer and writing and all that or does it take a major catastrophe to slow you down?