Moving at break-neck speed all the time can feel efficient, even exhilarating. But there are many benefits to slowing down. If you’re stuck on a problem, take a break instead of plowing through it: Research shows that relaxing actually helps creativity.

And get more sleep! Feeling rested helps us work more accurately, can improve our cardiovascular health and energy, and lowers our risk of cancer. And, of course, there’s a reason they call it “beauty rest.” Good morning, supple skin!