There is a fundamental disconnect with most people on the difference between vacation time or taking a break vs. wasting time.
Some people will delude themselves in that they’re “taking a break” or “taking a rest” from their work when they’re actually just wasting time.
On the other side of the extreme, there are many workaholics who think that taking any time off is “lazy” and is “wasting time.”
In this article here, I described how forcing yourself to take a three-day weekend off per 90 days actually helps your productivity. This is because we are not robots and we are not supermen. Our brains need to take breaks in order to maintain a high level of effectiveness.