Chewbacca playing chessRemember that scene in Star Wars where R2D2 and Chewbacca are playing what looks like some sort of intergalactic chess game? As R2D2 starts to beat Chewbacca it becomes clear that he’s getting pretty ticked off. Han Solo warns C3PO that Chewbacca has torn off an arm before if he lost a game. So C3PO leans forward and warns the droid:

“Let the Wookie win.”

The problem is when we’ve been burning the candle at both ends too much. And if we let it go on too long it’ll tear our arms off. More or less. We get sick, down, and wish for a real vacation instead of a “work-cation.”  Relationships suffer as the stress mounts and becomes difficult to dissipate.

How to you let the Wookie win?

Eat right, work out regularly, quit working those late nights, and get out with your friends and family more often.

What works for you?

Anakin Skywalker
Clearly he could have used a few more laughs and a good night's sleep.