It's time to take a break!
In the past day alone, I've seen at least 2 or 3 tweets from people asking about if it's okay to take a break or whether others feel guilty doing so. The guilt of not working in academia and research isn't a new one, no matter what stage we are at. At the moment, it seems to be an increasingly common theme on people's minds.
I am massively in favour of taking breaks when we need it, even a 10-minute break to find some mental peace away from work, or a walk outside or even, if things are particularly difficult and you have the freedom to do so, a whole day off to reset and recharge.
We do our best work when we are feeling good ourselves.
How do you feel about taking a break from your work? Do you feel like you're able to?