Are you feeling depleted, highly irritable, constantly tired, and do you set your alarm a little early so that you can hit the snooze button? Do you prioritize your work over virtually everything else and feel as if the world would stop if you stop? Here is a secret we are going to let you in on, you are replaceable, and once you are unable to perform as well as you used to, someone else will take over, and you’ll wonder why you never visited RMT Toronto when you could have?
If that isn’t enough motivation, ponder over these:
Your health will suffer if you don’t
Overworking puts stress on your whole body. To increase your productivity and to give your best, you have to be in good health. Unfortunately, you will have a slump in your productivity if you suffer from insomnia, heart disease, depression, obesity, headaches, backaches, or stroke. With all these health issues on your back because of working excessively, you have to take a break. Or, at least try to take a break. Your body will thank you.
Who said you have to take a vacation to tick off the ‘take a break’ box? Contrary to popular belief, taking a break could be as simple as walking, doodling or meditating. These activities activate brain activity letting your creative juices flow freely.
At the same time, a short vacation helps your brain relax, restructure and you will be surprised to have the best ideas when not working. This means that when you get back to work from your break, your mind will feel fresher and you will be more productive.
So, even though summer is relaxed at work, your company expects you to be ready and recharged in Autumn.
You can learn something new
The world’s richest have some habits that make them good at what they do. Some of the habits include reading. Even when you are not a millionaire yet, you can take the few days off from work to learn something new. It doesn’t have to be a technical subject or something you hate reading – it could be a blog. The internet has opened up a large educational resource, and you should use those few days to explore. You can also read or learn something new during your lunch break or on your daily commute.
You can meet your friends and family
Some people will be there for you if you lose your job or if you are unable to work. Though few, they are the people who will have your back and you should check on them often. Besides having a support system, close relationships with friends and family boost your mood, and your ability to work as a team player will improve.
Your environment has many stressors. Though they may seem out of control, you can do something about them. By spending a few minutes away from your computer every day, breathing deeply, or meditating, you relieve the pressure that has been building up, and you will feel better.
You do not want to waste your resources, you don’t want to lead a lonely life, and you don’t want to live a life full of regrets, do you? Take your leave days, breathe a little and live a little.