I know some of us think we don’t, but we all need to take breaks once in a while. Many people feel like they’re too busy to take a break but what they don’t realize is that not taking a break is making them less effective. Breaks are necessary if you want to perform at your best and feel excited about what you do. Not sure if you need a break? Check out the warning signs below that you need to take a break before you break!
Warning Signs You Need A Break
You truly believe there just isn’t enough time to get everything done.
I think a lot of people fall into the trap of trying to do everything themselves so it gets done right. This is a bit of a control freak characteristic. If you’re one of those people and you keep running around trying to do everything you’re going to burn out. You need to take a break and use that time to figure out what you absolutely have to do and what you can delegate to others. It’ll be hard at first but once you see how much more effective you become you’ll be so glad you did it.
A ringing phone stresses you out.
When you’re super busy and the phone rings it signifies more work which can completely stress you out. If this is happening to you it’s a clear sign that you have way too much on your plate and you need to step out for a while to reevaluate. Quite often a lot of the things you do can be streamlined or delegated or dropped completely. You need a clear head to be able to figure all that out so take a break.
You have no social life.
Spending time with people you love is something we all need to do as often as possible. Did you know that people with more active social lives tend to live longer? If you’re so busy that you can’t carve out time to spend with your friends and loved ones you really need to take a break and get some of that quality time with them.
You hate it when there’s a change in your routine.
When you’re so busy trying to be in charge of every aspect of your life a change can really throw you for a loop. If you find yourself getting angry when someone changes a meeting time or reschedules plans they had with you it’s time to schedule some time off.
Things that normally wouldn’t annoy you suddenly start annoying you.
Are you finding yourself getting annoyed with things that normally wouldn’t bother you? Are certain people who you’re close to suddenly becoming super annoying? This can be a symptom of burnout and a clear sign that you need to get away before you react in a way that you’ll regret later.
Take A Break!
I know it’s easy to get caught up in your own busy world but taking breaks is essential. If you never take a break you could be heading to a really bad outcome. Don’t let yourself get to a point where you hate what you do and you’re miserable with your life. Schedule in regular breaks so you can be the best you.