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10 Signs you need a vacation

Published on March 9, 2015 under General Travel
10 Signs you need a vacation

Taking a vacation is essential to everyone’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Many people are so caught up with their day to day life get to the point of being in an auto pilot mode and overworking and overstressing without even notice it. It is possible to get out and get away from it all and recharge your batteries. These are some signs you need a vacation now.

  1. You are overwhelmed and always thinking about work

You’re always working, but still feel like you should be working more. Or you feel guilty when you can’t keep up with work and convince yourself to work more. Even after you’ve left the office, you find yourself checking the company’s email and worrying about what might go wrong tomorrow. Working yourself to the ground won’t help you be more productive. All work and no play is the surest route to burnout.

  1. You can’t concentrate

When you’re mentally exhausted, it becomes difficult to concentrate, focus, and remember important information. This can cause you to take twice as long to complete assignments and prepare presentations or reports.

  1. Feeling always tired and not taking care of yourself

When you feel tired more often than usual unhealthy habits can take over. If you find yourself drinking more than usual, overeating or relying on coffee to make it through the day, it may be a time to take some time off.

  1. Your phone is a source of stress.

If the sound of your phone gives you anxiety, it’s a sign you’re getting burned out.

  1. You are in a bad mood more than usual.

If you find yourself constantly frustrated, cynical, or in a bad mood, it is a clear sign that you need to recharge your batteries.

  1. Leaving your office to get lunch feels like a luxurious trip to the Caribbean
  1. You can’t sleep.

If you’re constantly thinking about the work and chores you need to face the next day to the point you cant turn yourself off and go to sleep you are in a path to burning out. If you can’t sleep even if you are tired this can develop into insomnia.

  1. You’re nursing a broken heart

Only time can help you recover from a breakup, but spending time with your friends or even taking some time off by yourself may speed things along.

  1. You’d give anything for a moment of silence
  1. You’ve made no time for quality-time

Many couples are so busy getting the job of living done – work, running a household, childcare, etc – that the health of the relationship often gets neglected. Every couple needs “couple time”.

Going on a vacation and taking a break gives you the the ability to see the bigger picture, allowing you to reassess your life and see what changes you’d like to make in order to be happier.

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