During a chat on the Loose Women show, they were asked if they would have "cracked under the pressure" if they didn't take time off?
Niall Horan explained: "It just feels like the right time just to be able to go and chill for a bit and then come back to it." Also? They promise they'll be back as One Direction, with Niall noting that the break has been made to be a bigger deal in the press than it is in reality.
Liam Payne also explained the reason they "haven't put a time or a date on when we're coming back" is because their lives have been planned out for five years. He noted: "To be able to get up and go 'what do I want to do today...'" is going to be refreshing.