The things you do during a period of downtime determine the success of what you will be doing when things get going.
Rest and recharge is an important piece of it, yet it’s only a piece nonetheless.
Downtime is an excellent moment to be delivering your best work, to free yourself from constraints of time and pressure, to explore new venues and new ways, to connect with that person you should really talk to, to give that speech that can change a bunch of minds.
Most things move in cycles, and work is not different. Take advantage of the space you are given to make sure you are ready when it’s most needed.