It’s important to take breaks, especially to do things that inspire you.
I used to feel bad whenever I took a bike ride or went on any kind of outing. A little part of my brain was always screaming, “Get back to work!”
But you know, whenever I come back from one of those bike rides, I have more energy, I work a lot faster, and I do a better job. I’m also more appreciative of my wife and all the other people in my family.
Doing something wholesome that you truly love is a way of expressing gratitude, which studies suggest is far more important than we ever thought.
So, stop reading this and go write a song or paint a picture or take a hike!