It is good to take a break every now and then from the busy lives we live.
Things to do, places to go, people to meet, deals to seal; that's what life is mostly about for us nowadays. Our minds today do more work than those of people that lived say, a century ago.
Back then, things moved at a much slower pace than today. Take mail for example; sending someone a letter wasn't as quick as it is today. With "snail mail" still prevalent, it took anything from a day to weeks for written communication to exchange hands, depending on the geographical locations of the sender and recipient. Today, that communication takes place in under a second, with e-mail and social networks.
Recent advancements in technology have changed the pace of life itself. How many times do you check your e-mail, Facebook or Twitter accounts in a day? How many people do you converse with in one day?
They are quite a lot I presume, and all that work is being done by the mind.
A person can go through an array of emotional experiences all in one day. For example, you get a message on Facebook saying that your uncle is not feeling well and you sympathise. Shortly after, your daughter sends you a video of her son as he starts to learn how to walk, and you are happy for her. Then you receive an email from a customer your company deals with. They are complaining about your latest shipment and are threatening legal action. Your bosses are fuming and you have to do an emergency video conference meeting to do damage-control; and it is not even lunch time yet.
At the end of the day, you would have gone through so many different emotional states; and all that is being handled by the mind. It is not only your mind that will bear the load, but your body will too.
At some point, you will have to take a break and rest your mind and body. This is not just the usual sleep time, but a deliberate suspension of all those demanding activities; by doing something relaxing such as having a massage, meditating or whatever it is that relaxes you.
If possible, dedicate a full 24 hours to yourself, with the sole intention of just relaxing. It will be a good experience, and one that you will probably repeat in the future.
It is necessary to avoid burnouts. This reduces stress, and it gives your body the chance to heal itself; and it also improves the immune system. So do yourself a favour and turn off your smartphones. Go offline for a while and take time to yourself, when you get the chance to. It helps to take a break every now and then.