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6 Reasons you need to Take A Break



Are you overworking yourself? If you are caught up in something that you are passionate about, it can be very easy to work overtime and to keep putting in extra hours. It is good to have passion and dreams in your life that makes you want to grow. You may still end up racing to meet deadlines at work today, or handling a stressful personal crisis; life goes on, no matter what kind of day it is. But at the same time, relaxing whenever possible, and in whatever way works for you is healthier for you than you might think. So you need to take a step back and start making room for other areas of your life that are important to your happiness and well being.

If you are overworked then it might be time to take a break from your work for a while. See reasons why you should;

  1. It Lets You See New Ways Of Dealing With An Issue

When you are working endlessly on an issue it may be hard to find a solution because your brain is in “fight or flight mode” and it needs to come up with an answer right away. Even when it does come up with an answer in the “heat of battle” it is normally not the best and most well thought out answer to your problem.

When you take a break it gives your brain time to put all the information together and to find a better solution to any problems or concerns you might have.


  1. The Human Body Is Only Built For So Much

Our bodies can get worn out if we work them too much. Sometimes your body is just going to have to rest a little so that it can recover for the next time you need it.

If you overwork your body too much you could end up suffering from long term health problems. This can certainly be true if you are doing something labor intensive but it can also be true with things that are less labor intensive. You may need to take a break now so that your body can rest up and get you back into working order before you start up again.


  1. Work Efficiency Begins to Decay

If you care about the quality of your work then it is good to make sure you take a break now and then. While most people are capable of working for long periods of time, studies reveal that work efficiency falls when workers work a second sift.

So, if you want to get the most out of your time and create the highest quality of work it is best to take some time off and don’t wear yourself out.


  1. It Lets You Gain New Ideas

Letting your brain rest can give it time to think about solutions to your problems. However, in addition to that it lets your brain think about new ideas of how to improve your life and your work.


  1. Your Brain Can Get Burnt Out

If you are constantly thinking and worrying about work then your mind can get burnt out pretty fast. Just like the rest of your body, your mind needs to take a break to revive itself at some point. As your brain gets burnt out with stress your productivity and motivation go down and your health risks from stress go up. It is just a good idea to take a break before any of this happens.


  1. It Makes Time For Those You Love

Sometimes overworking can put a strain on your current relationships. Remember that there is more to life then working. The things that really make live worth living are our friends and families. Make sure that they know how much you care about them and that you are not all work.

Sometimes taking a break can be a good strategy to help you achieve more when you are working and it can help you to relax and enjoy other aspects of your life. But I should caution you that taking too many breaks will make it harder to get anything done. Life should be a balance between work, play, and relaxation.


Do have more points to add to the list? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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