You probably know this already: taking a vacation is good for you. So, go do it. Everyone needs a break from work from time to time, to stay sane. You are of no good use to your boss if you break under work-pressure. That’s why you should remember that recharging your body and mind is important.
So what are you waiting for? Take a deep breath and give your body and mind the recharge it needs!
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Having the fear of getting replaced by someone else in your position? Or perhaps having this fear that what if someone works ahead of me if I take a break? No need to worry; your boss won’t fire or replace you over your summer vacation. Or as a student, taking break will infact increase your level of productivity. Every company wants healthy employees, right? And as students we definitely need to keep our brains refreshed isn't it?
The point is...When you take a break...Take a break! Remind yourself that it is an "add on" to your productivity. A power up booster! If you ever feel the guilt part...Then remind yourself that this moment of space which you're taking is your power up booster towards productivity!
Research points out that time off from work and completely disconnecting from work leads to being more productive.
Yes mental fatigue and mental blocks are common. So recharging yourself is equally important! Example pursuing a hobby which you love during your time off is a great way to recharge your brain. Or a refreshing nap! Or listening to your favourite music! Or watching your favourite shows!
This time is all yours!
Just make sure not to carry any work tensions during your time off!
Studies show that working for extended periods of time without a break has an adverse effect on one’s overall performance.
Going on a (relaxing) vacation has immense benefits like greater creativity, lower stress and improved productivity. Taking a mental time off from work while on vacation creates a creative space inside our heads, making us work better once we are back.
We live in a culture where work demands our complete allegiance. At the same time, it can be extremely enriching. You feel challenged by your work, you're attached to it, you're learning new things.
But, it is harmful to live an unbalanced life with too much focus on work and never truly being 'off'. It is detrimental to your relationships, your health, and your productivity.
Air conditioning is necessary, but too much of artificially cooled air drives up CFC gas emission, increases our power bills, makes power plants consume more fossil fuels, and makes us addicted to comfort.
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