If you have to rest, do it right. Turn it into a day of rest. Make it a sabbatical. There’s a threshold past which it makes no sense to fight it. And don’t do it like a writer who is always buying pens and organizing his office, but never writes; don’t prepare to rest – instead, actually rest. No need to rent a fancy room or spend time obsessing about what to eat while you’re resting. Rest on autopilot. Feel no guilt and no need to “make up for it”. Then the next day, work like the newly born. For you Star Wars fans, even protocol droids take oil baths. Now back to work!