We often push ourselves for weeks on end, trying to get from one day to the next, without giving ourselves a much needed break. However, it’s vital for our health and wellbeing that we take a time out and try something different.
Allowing yourself to rest and reset can be the key to being more productive. Don’t work yourself until you’re burnt out. Instead, pay attention to the following signs that you need to take a break from your work and routine.
-You get out of bed feeling anxious or nauseous.
-You aren’t motivated.
-You can’t stay focused.
-You’re emotionally overwhelmed.
-You’re always exhausted.
-You’re having trouble falling asleep.
-You’ve stopped working out.
When you ask people if they intentionally set aside time for rest, most will tell you that they are too busy. There are just too many things to get done, too many demands, too many responsibilities, too many bills, and too much urgency. Nobody can afford to waste time resting in today’s results-oriented world.
Unfortunately, this hectic pace is causing damage to our quality of life. We are destroying every sense of our being body, mind, and soul. You are not a victim of your time demands. You are the creator and acceptor of them. Refuse to complain or make excuses. Change your habits instead. Remember, you are only as busy as you choose to be.
You should rest at least one day each week. Lazy days are not a luxury but a necessity for our brains and bodies. Self care and mental health are just as important as the work we do in our everyday lives.
There are 365 days in a year, and maybe all you need is one to clear your conscience.
Our bodies need physical activity to keep us active and healthy, but rest is equally essential. Doing nothing for an entire day has a lot of positive impact on your physical health. It gives your mind time to switch off from the stressful working thoughts, allowing you the chance to have peace of mind and calm.
We need rest to survive and thrive and you should never feel ashamed of giving yourself the time off you so badly need. Give your mind a break and you will be able to think more clearly and creatively in the days ahead.
If you want to be more productive, happier and healthier, it’s time to adopt a different lifestyle, and it may start by letting yourself do nothing sometimes.