The more you work the more you make, at least it appears that way. But Søren Kierkegaard thought wiser:
“Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work.”
Henry Miller also disdained overworking:
“I’ve found that it isn’t necessary to work that much. It’s bad, in fact. You drain the reservoir.”
More work may beget more money but also creates more stress, which may negatively impact productivity. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break or a vacation and letting the mind run on its own will.
Even during those dull moments your mind is working, jettisoning the bad ideas and retaining the good ones much like a washing machine. This process intensifies during sleep.
Pace your work. Focus and relax once in a while and allow the brain sort out the connections. Slow and steady wins the race.
Related: Idle Movement