When asked what we prefer, working or resting, probably most people would choose the second option. Work is very often associated with something one has to do, while rest regards to something one wants to do. Thus we enjoy rest and feel annoyed with necessity to work. But that is only top of an iceberg and there are so many different aspects if we look at the problem. Indeed, people tend to spend more and more time at their work places, ignoring necessity to rest.
It may sound a bit funny, but people do need to take rest. If you think that rest is an obstacle for your further achievements, it is really a mistake. Rest is necessary if you strive for better results. The reason is quite simple: if you work for 5 hours or more and take no pause, you get tired because you dont change your activity. That is especially true for people who work in the offices. It is vital for them to go outside at least for 15 minutes. Your brain needs fresh air to function properly it also needs a new picture for your eyes, putting it simply. It is easier for people who have dynamic work in sense of changing places, moving distances, communicating with people. Such work is accompanied with new impressions, which is a good motivating factor. But not that many people are lucky to possess such work. Most people perform quite monotonous and routine work. Rest can be indeed stimulating. It can stimulate your working activity because you will get energy from the break.
So, do not feel embarrassed if you enforce some kind of fatigue from working heavily. Think of your mental health and take some time to have rest. Besides, its not a secret that mental health directly influences your physical health. Even 15-minute coffee break along with pleasant chat with your friend can increase your productivity. That is why employers should think about options to provide their staff with some rest even from pragmatic standpoint. A person who has rested well is working much better.
Think of your health and do not get obsessed with work. After all, life is so multi-sided, so rich and you should try to feel as much of its richness as possible. Thats why be active, both at work and while resting. You will definitely gain a lot from it.