Indeed, working too much will work against you. Even the best and the most successful people in the world need a break. Give yourself that break so that you recharge and you get back to work with a bang. When you refresh occasionally, your productivity will definitely improve. This has actually been proved. Stats don’t lie now, do they?
Take a Break for a While but Don’t Isolate yourself
Some people – even experts – will tell you that your breaks should completely cut you off from work. You shouldn’t even be in contact with anyone at office when you take a break. I disagree. Doing this could actually backfire on you. You will be left wondering what’s going on at work and that stress will ruin the whole point of taking a break.
Stay in touch but don’t be completely involved. You could ask your teammates to update you once in a while so that you are aware of what’s going on.
Taking a break doesn’t mean not attending work and staying at home. If you do that, you will cut your holiday short on your own accord and come back to work. You need to take your mind off work and the best way to do that is to plan a time off and leave! Make sure there is travel in your plan – train, cruise, or plane.
Do it Again
Just one break in a lifetime is not enough. Take a few breaks. Plan on taking a break every year or every six months. Go to a place where you love, away from your workplace so that you relax and chill.
Take up a Hobby during your Time Off
Do you love photography? Grab your camera during your break and snap some beautiful pictures. Do you love painting? Paint a few pictures of the places you visit or anything that inspires you. If you love dancing, go ahead! Do that!
The aim is to distract yourself and engage yourself in something so that your mind does not keep running back to your work desk.
Visit your Loved Ones/ Make your Loved Ones Happy
Nothing is more relaxing than seeing your loved ones smile in delight upon seeing you. If you live alone, visit your parents and get some pampering from them. If you have a family, make your wife and kids feel special by taking them out or arranging a holiday for them. They will love how you cared to take time out for them. That satisfaction will recharge you instantly.
When you come back to work after all these or a few of these activities, you will be rejuvenated and motivated to work harder.
Taking a break from your daily routine is very important to keep you going. Don’t ever let your work absorb you so much that you forget to have a life. Take a break and go on a holiday once a year to rejuvenate. It will positively affect your productivity.
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