Are you up to your eyeballs in ‘URGENT’ emails? Haven’t taken a proper lunch break since January? Ready to quit the next time the coffee machine goes on the fritz? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
It’s nearly mid-year and we think it’s about time you took a break! As we mentioned in a previous blog, ‘It’s Okay To Go On Holiday”, taking a break from work and your busy life, is important, not only for your productivity but also for your sanity.
There’s a reason that employees are entitled to days off – it’s because overworked, tired employees aren’t only unhappy, they’re more likely to make mistakes or quit.
We understand that a lot of the time we tend to feel guilty for taking time off, but that shouldn’t be the case. Instead, you should embrace your time off as a well-deserved reward – after all, you’ve earned it.
Tired of feeling guilty for wanting to take a break? Here are two things you need to remember while on holiday:
The world won’t fall apart – we promise!
As humans, we tend to have a greater sense of self-importance, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this.
Our sense of self-importance is the reason we work hard and set goals, however, it’s also the reason we often think the world is going to fall apart without us.
This sense of self-importance is at times what stops us from taking time off. You see, when we believe our work is what makes the world go round, we forget that the Earth was spinning on its axis years before we were born.
Remember, the Earth isn’t going to come to a halt just because you’ve taken a holiday or haven’t replied to your emails.
You need a break before you break
Let’s face it, there’s only so much one person can take and if you’re working 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, then you desperately need a break before you break.
It’s nothing to be ashamed of and it happens more frequently than people would like to admit, but there is such a thing as too much work and people do have breakdowns because of it.
Protect yourself and take a break before you burn out or breakdown.