So today, as I returned from work from my one day hiatus, I was given a stark reminder about why I don't like to take a day off of work.
When you have a job like mine, the work doesn't just go away. It just piles up. There is always the same amount of work, you just have less time to do it. This was especially acute for me today because I didn't even get the chance to catch up from Friday. Mondays and Tuesdays are my traditional worse days since everyone, myself included, tends to try and shove every meeting into the beginning of the week.
So don't just take one day off of work. If you are going to take time off, it better be a week. Better yet, it probably needs to be two.