“A change is as good as a rest” means that change in your work is also as beneficial and good as taking some rest. It also proves restorative and rejuvenating.
The origin “a change is as good as a rest” seems to have appeared during the Victorian era published in a magazine, Christian Gleaner and Domestic Magazine as back as in 1825. It goes as; “Change of work is as good as play.” It may have originated in response to “All the work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
Examples in Sentences:
Example #1: If you are fed up of your work, a change is as good as a work and you can start cobbling shoes for a while.
Example #2: He is habitual of thinking a change is as good as a rest and leaving his work to start farming on his ranch.
Example #3: Although I know that a change is as good as a rest, I have a lot of work to do before I sleep.