If you have to think hard to remember your last day off, you probably need one.
It’s not always easy to take a day off, especially when the pressure is on, but it’s when you feel like you can’t afford to rest that you may need it the most.
When you work beyond the point of fatigue, it affects your ability to think, which in turn makes the work more difficult, which means everything takes longer, which makes it harder to take time off… And so you can get stuck in a horrible cycle of exhaustion.
You cannot time-manage your way out of it. You need rest. You need sleep.
Of course, sometimes you may need to work late nights to get something done, but this is not sustainable in the long term. When you neglect rest, it is a debt you have to pay back. The longer you leave it the higher the price you pay.
How to write your PhD thesis: The secrets of academic writing
21st November 2018 2018
When was the last time you took a day off? If you have to think hard to remember, you probably need one.
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