Re: ...take it easy
I don't understand this.
When you take it easy, you don't thing bother you, you don't work too hard,etc.
On the other hand, we (in the US) use this idea of "rolling up your sleeves" as preparation for getting ready to work hard and with focus. Let's roll up our sleeves and get down to business.
I can't make sense of saying how rolling up your sleeves is taking it easy.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.