It cracks me up - how 'all or nothing' we call can be. And we don't even notice it.
I used to say, "I like all the stress of my job, it keeps me motivated and I get things done".
There is some truth to that. But just because I choose to take a quick (or long) break from major stress, doesn't mean the wheels of progress are going to come to a complete halt.
I've had several people profess that they don't want to get rid of their stress for those very reasons.
One of the less talked about things that happens when we breathe, or take a walk, - whatever our "off switch' for stress is that our thinking becomes clearer and we actually do better work than we did when we were manically getting things done in our flood of stress induced adrenaline.
Not to mention the barrage of other physiological improvements for our body:
less fatigue and better ability to sleep, as well as increasing the 'natural painkillers' called endorphins, to name just a few good ones.
For many of us, just taking some time to groom or cuddle our pets are a great way to relax.
Or reading a book, or casually tending to our plants or gardens.
No need to be a yogi on a mountain top.
That would actually be pretty stressful, most likely! Can you imagine?!
And in the end, everything that really needs doing will get done.
And we will be happier for it.