Not many people talk about taking breaks.
In the startup world there is a badge of honour around working 80 hour weeks and only taking two days off a year. It’s total crap, but I think a lot of people think its true.
You just can’t continously work for that many hours over that period of time. Yes there will be some occasions when you have to work 12 hour dys to hit a deadline, but more than a few of these a month and you just get burnt out. And once your burnt out it can take months to recover.
So take a break.
I’ve been working hard on moving Kwoosh over to the new front end recently. I’ve spent a good three weeks solid on it and can feel my productivity on it slipping. I feel that I need to take a break from it.
So here I am…taking a break…I suggest you do the same too.