"You don't get stronger on your training days. You get stronger on your rest days." I feel this adage holds true in many disciplines, especially the two that I'm most passionate about: designing and rock climbing. But make no mistake, resting can be the hardest thing to do. When you're passionate, driven, and experiencing adrenaline and success, stepping away seems like a setback. Add a looming deadline or an upcoming competition, factor in major stress, and rest can seem irresponsible.