Life is stressful enough without piling unnecessary and undue stress upon ourselves.
Making our lives more difficult for no apparent reason is beyond silly.
It borders on self-destructive.
When life offers us a break, we should take the break.
We should make the most of it.
We should not squander, waste, or reject it.
Rest and relaxation are essential for our longterm success.
Without them, we burn out before ever reaching our full potential.
When given the opportunity to rest and relax, we owe it, not only to ourselves, but to everyone else around us, to take full advantage of it.
If not, we will surely fail more quickly under the burdens that life piles upon us and that we pile upon ourselves.