I really enjoy not working because it gives me space to breathe. Usually, I have so many projects on the go, that my life gradually begins to accelerate, like a pinwheel, gaining more and more responsibilities until the entire structure starts to vibrate uncontrollably and collapse entirely (either the projects, or my health, whichever one comes first).
A vacation is a form of elimination - elimination of that which is excess, a clearing of the clutter from your life, and mind. Returning to what's important.
Also, sleeping in. I"m a big fan of that.
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Bret Easton Ellis