Why Breaks are Important?
‘I had to take a break otherwise I would not have been productive today
Have you ever told yourself this statement?
In the current times where ‘hustling’ is the new trend, we tend to forget that resting is also an integral part of work-life balance.
We often are made to believe that if you are not busy, you are not being productive, and taking a break is not for the weak. While taking unnecessary breaks may cause you to lose productivity, knowing when to take a pause and take time out for yourself is necessary. Thinking that taking a break or going on a vacation is what rich people do is wrong.
Let’s understand some benefits of taking a break from our daily routine.
- Allows your brain and body to get the necessary recharge it needs to keep going.
- Increases your ability to focus on tasks.
- Prevent and reduce stress.
- Prevents burnout
- It restores your motivation and fuels your creativity.
- improves your mental health and overall wellbeing.
Unfortunately, taking a break is often accompanied by guilt. The person feels that s/he is losing out on precious time and they often keep on thinking about work even though they are on a break. This thought cycle is something that has been followed by generations who believed that continuously working will lead to results and that taking a break means you are lazy.
But how can exhaustion be a sign of weakness? We do refill our car tanks, right? Does that mean that the car is redundant or is of no more use?
Similarly, we humans also need to refill our tanks and for that we need breaks.
Going back to the opening statement of this article, it is important to understand that you do not need to reason yourself for taking a break. It does not have to necessarily be followed up by a statement that will justify you taking a break.
Taking a break is as important as sleep and food. But are you confused about where you should go for a break? Deciding locations and activities can be a hectic task rather than a relaxing one.
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