We all need a break at one point or another, but perhaps you need one NOW. You may say that you are absolutely too busy to take a break or there is no way that you can let go right at the moment. Below are things to help you know when to take a break.
1. You’re making small mistakes
When we work too much, our brains just kind of stop paying the amount of attention that they’re supposed to. Everyone gets overworked and small mistakes can happen anywhere. If they’re happening to you, it’s time to take a break.
2. You feel overwhelmed
Have you gone into work, sat down, looked at your to-do list, and just want to start crying? We’ve all been there. Being overwhelmed is a common sign that it’s time to take a break from the job and go find a beach to relax or visit a spa.
3. You’re tired all the time
When you have been working too long without a break, you start walking in every day in a haze of exhaustion. This is also a cause for things like the small mistakes we talked about earlier.
4. You’re irritable
There comes a point where even the usual actions of your coworkers start to tick you off or a little “am hungry mummy’ gets you angry.
5. You suffer from insomnia
Between the stress of the job, being irritable, and thinking about all those mistakes, you’re likely pretty stressed out. This can lead to sleepless nights, nights of tossing and turning, and trouble falling asleep.
6. You can’t focus
Do you look at your computer screen and the words just sort of blur? Being able to focus is essential to doing good work and if you’re having trouble focusing then you’re having trouble doing good work.
7. You neglect other things
When you’re overworked and need a break, everything suffers. You have to focus all of your energy on work because you’re so distracted and stressed and that means you don’t have energy or time for the other things in your life that matter. It would be a good time to shut down and take a break.
Don’t hesitate to take some time off if it means you’ll be a better person afterwards. Always treat yourself or treat a friend, you deserve it.
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