You are right! Before I read your post, I was going to write a rebuttal to Kin asking how one practices to not practice?
But therein lies the difficulty and the difference of appreciation when one takes time to gain perspective of one's situation...to relax...which is an endeavor. Or when one actively knows something should be and could be done, but decides not to do it.
The consequence of the former is an understanding that to perform one's best, at times, requires a departure from the activities at hand. Just like resting a day after heavy lifting, or taking a breather during a good hike. Even taking a moment out of reading a good book to blink the eyes, stretch the back, and breathe deeply before plunging back in. No moral hinderence to the decision.
The latter always leaves a burden of conscientiousness that has that nagging, harping voice whispering in the back of your mind..."You should be doing what your not doing...."
Practice at relaxing recovery...not the same as laziness. Though I excel at one and not the other...I should be washing the car.