I strongly believe that in order to do my best work, I need to take time and recharge my creative juices once in awhile. Weekends are a small form of this, but usually they end up being too short, or I spend my weekends using up even more of my thinking power. Another good addition is just to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine and be able to evaluate your habits.
Usually for me this means going out into nature, a place where you aren’t connected to the internet and the rest of the world, but connected to yourself and your environment only. This let’s you really get away from habits that you may have developed without knowing, like constantly checking your phone for a notification. This is especially relevant in this generation of technology, where applications are designed to slowly change your habits without you realising. You will get withdrawal and it becomes obvious that some habits you are better off without.
Stepping away from it all also allows you to gain perspective into your life. Maybe those big problems you’ve been worrying about aren’t as big of a problem, or maybe you’ll figure out a way to mitigate a big problem. Stepping back and abstracting your life is always a good routine.