Whether it is physical or psychological, a burden is what it is.
Getting a chance to stop the heavy lifting for a while is welcome. Songs have been sung, poems written and many stories told through the centuries about what it feels like to get some relief.
Work, duty and responsibility are important parts of most life cycles. Rest doesn’t always get a good rap.
But hibernation is part of nature. Sometimes stillness can produce guilty feelings.
These too shall pass.