Always on the run… Any time left to enjoy life? Don’t forget about taking breaks and relaxing. Most of the times, taking breaks will boost both your productivity and your creativity. It may be the thing to do when everything else fails, and you feel overwhelmed by daily tasks. By taking a break, you’re not running away from responsibility, but taking care of yourself, so you can always be your best.
Stress can affect your mental and physical health in so many ways. Long-term activation of your body’s stress response system, along with prolonged exposure to cortisol and other stress hormones, may put you at risk for health troubles like anxiety, digestive problems, insomnia, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke.
Some time off and relaxation is definitely what you need, especially if you’re one of those people who make a habit of burning the candle at both ends. What happens to you when you take one or more days off?
So, are you convinced about taking breaks? You can go for a long and luxurious one, a relaxing and simple one, or short and sweet. You can even have minutes-long breaks that you take throughout the day to keep productivity higher and to keep from feeling overwhelmed. Take your pick.