But here's the thing I'm learning. When I feel the most stressed, the most pulled in ten different directions, that's when I need to take a break. When we're stressed we're not going to do our best work. It might feel like you're wasting time by taking a day off, but really you're saving yourself time in the long run. You won't burn out. You won't have a nervous break-down. :)
But what if you can't drop everything and take a day off? Try taking a few hours and just do nothing. Or read a few chapters in that novel you've been longing to dive into. It'll help you re-charge, and then you'll be ready to tackle your inbox!