Unplug and Recharge! Your Body and Brain Will Thank You.


Entrepreneurs often have trouble convincing themselves that they deserve some time off. You may believe your clients count on you to be there 24/7, or perhaps you’ll feel guilty about the backlog of extra work awaiting your return.

Stress management, productivity, and work-life trainer Joe Robinson argues the reason people feel guilty for taking time off is simple: “[American] culture programs us to believe that only output has value. Step away from performance, and there is no value.”

He believes—and science confirms—that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Many of the activities that bring people joy are nonproductive in output terms, but people are happiest when their core psychological needs are met.