Why we need a break
Hi, today I want to talk a little bit about the need for rest. The need for time to relax and get away from the problems and tasks we have.
In order for us to be able to be able to be productive professionally and personally, we must not let ourselves get to the point of burnout. This is why it is important to take breaks in our lives. To take a break, to stop thinking about everything and everyone for a while and to indulge in complete relaxation.
Taking breaks has been shown to be important in recovering from stress , which can, in turn, improve your performance. Recovering from work stress can restore energy and mental resources and decrease the development of fatigue, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease .
By failing to take breaks at work, we don't become more efficient. On the contrary we become more forgetful, more overwhelmed because we are tired, often our tasks don't turn out the way we had planned and at the end of the working day we are left with a sense of frustration because we didn't do what we should have done.
The benefits of taking breaks at work are many.
- We socialize with colleagues. Even for a 15 minute coffee break we separate ourselves from everything. We have a conversation with someone about their weekend, what they did with their kids to entertain themselves or what new restaurant they visited. That way we separate ourselves from the given problem at work and after the break is over we can come back and look at it from a new angle. This way we can also find a new and better solution.
- We move. Strangely enough, a short walk in the office helps to distract ourselves. A walk to the coffee machine or to a nearby store for something to eat re-energizes us. Everyone keeps saying movement is life - so don't stop moving.
- It reduces stress and its consequent negative symptoms and conditions such as fatigue, depression.
- We increase our productivity.
Side effects of lack of breaks
- Stress increases - It's quite possible that because stress doesn't decrease, it becomes a chronic condition in which we are perpetually angry, stressed, angry and whatnot.
Signs That You Need a Break
- Changes in eating habits
- Cynicism about work
- Difficulty concentrating
- Getting sick more frequently
- Lack of energy
- Lack of motivation
- Low mood
- Feeling unfocused or fuzzy-headed
- Physical symptoms such as headaches or stomachaches
- Poor performance at work
- Sleep disturbances
- Using drugs or alcohol to cope with stress
- Withdrawing from friends, family, or co-workers
No matter how you manage to take breaks at work, if you feel good, not tense or stressed, then you are doing well.
If the work process makes you feel bad, you come home stressed and angry every day, it may be a good option to look for a new job, or take some time off by taking a break in a new place where other people will take care of you.
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