An article in the New York Times caught my eye with the headline, "Relax! You'll be more productive." Intriguing.
The gist of the article is that we need to rest more to increase productivity. Apparently the work-a-holics aren't as productive as those who work less hours and take the occasional vacation.
"The importance of restoration is rooted in our physiology. Human beings aren’t designed to expend energy continuously. Rather, we’re meant to pulse between spending and recovering energy."
It gets even better. The author discusses an interesting method to writing a book. He says that his productivity has been better when he works in three 90-minute sessions with rest or restoration between sessions.
It's a good article. Read it yourself: Relax! You'll be more productive
The photo shows one of my favorite spots to rest and restore myself, my hammock. Ahh.