Is It Break Time Or Wasted Time?

For roughly the first 24 years of my life (I am turning 27 in less than a month as of writing this), I did not know how to find a balance between taking a break versus wasting time. One of these things is a critical component of working hard, being productive, and still living a happy and blameless life (though nobody is perfect). The other at best presents a temporary distraction and at worst, sadness and depression.

First I will discuss my experience at both extremes and then we will go into finding the path towards balance. The principles I discuss here are not new, but…