Without a proper grasp of my own awareness I quickly become consumed by self-doubt and eventually give into the familiar fear of worthlessness. Never before have I come across an exercise that actually helped me snap out this damaging cycle.
However, looking back I feel like my issue isn't about taking breaks so much as it is about consistent moderation versus excessive use.
Be reasonable with your choices.
If you can't see yourself wanting to do it tomorrow, don't plan for it.