So, you really want to take a break from work, but things are so hectic that you simply cannot afford the time off. We all know that feeling. You know when you come back from a week of relaxing, that it simply won’t be worth the back log of work and stress that will hit you as soon as you’re back in the office.
WRONG. Stop right there and think smart. Time out actually helps you to become more productive. That’s right, you heard it here first. Working yourself into the ground is not the way forward and taking time out for yourself can actually help you refresh, revitalise and will have you coming back to the office raring to go.
FACT: Working long hours reduces your productivity
In your head it makes sense to work longer hours to get more work done right? But in reality working crazy hours and bypassing your annual leave will indeed decrease your productivity levels. Maintaining the same intensity in your work for long hours in unachievable. Research has shown the people who work extensive hours are more prone to stress and cannot maintain the rate at which they would like to be working at. Long story short, no one can concentrate for 16 hours a day and do a good job of it.
Are you thinking about booking that week at a spa retreat yet?
FACT: You will feel much healthier of mind and body
Long hours means more stress. And more stress is not a good thing for anyone. Taking a break for some ‘you’ time isn’t a crime. In fact it can improve your mind set no end and help you to be a happier person all round. Holidays don’t involve stress, they involve relaxing and taking time out to do what you want , when you want. Stress has an extremely negative impact on your health. Just remember to look after yourself…you can still manage your work load too, without the stress factor!
Thinking about a cocktail by the pool yet?
FACT: Creating the right work life balance will benefit you, your career and your family
It’s never healthy to just focus in on just one thing constantly. The key to being a healthy human being is balance. Balance of everything in your life. And with balance comes a whole heap of other great things like time with your family, career success because you have a clearer mind and are more focused and a healthier overall outlook on life. Work life balance is essential to having a successful career and a successful home life.
So get your passport at hand and start packing your bags ASAP. This could be a career and life altering moment!