BY KARI OAKLEY
Being overworked is common. We think we are supposed to keep pushing and it’ll pay off. We ignore signs of depression or poor mental health and keep working. Some people don’t think they deserve a break, you do! A break is needed after working so hard for so long. You need a break to refresh yourself and your mind. A break is something you can reward yourself with to show yourself you are doing a great job. Taking care of your physical and mental health should come before anything. Once you are back from your break, you will be back at school or work better than ever.
What a Break Will do For You
When you find yourself unhappy with life, you may need to take a break from it. Whatever you are pursuing at the time, find a way to take a break from it. If you are exhausted most days and frequently have physical problems, you need a break. When your mental state is not, well you need to take time to yourself and figure out why. These types of problems usually come from being overworked and stressed. You have to take the time you need to fix them because they will only get worse. Yes, working and going to school are things you have to do, but taking care of yourself is too. Your break will give you time to figure out what you want to do with your life. It will allow you time to reflect and figure out what things in your life are having a bad impact on you. During this time everything will be moving at your pace so you can pay attention to all the factors in your life. After your break is over, you might have a new job or a new major. That means it wasn’t meant for you in the first place. You will come back to your life and start to live it the way you want too. The things that were causing damage to you won’t be there anymore because you will remove them.
When to Take a Break From School
A lot of students take a gap year before they start college or the year after they have completed college. Their parents don’t always agree because this year can turn into two fast. The key to making sure it doesn’t this doesn’t happen is staying focused while on your break. Your break will be to prepare you to pursue your dream. You should be deciding on the best major for you to study or the best career option for you to pursue. Before the year is over, you will be ready to dive into life. When to Take a Break From Work
Adults don’t take breaks from work often because they don’t feel like they can. When they do, it is called a sabbatical year. When the reality of bills and responsibilities set in, you will jump at the best paying job you are offered. The problem is that the job might not always be the best for you. Working a job that doesn’t satisfy you. It can cause you to be depressed. Some people work jobs that aren’t fit for their physical conditions and eventually damage their bodies. You could also just be overworked from working a lot. All of these things aren’t healthy for you and can cause long term problems. The solution is simple to take a break.
Whether you need a vacation or time to figure out life, make sure you do it. People are most likely going to disagree with it. They will tell you it’s a bad idea and you could mess up your life. Your break is for you and no one else. Taking a break could be the perfect option for you. It gives you the chance to discover yourself and be prepared for college.
Byline:Kari Oakley is a fitness trainer from Kenosha Wisconsin. She now lives in downtown Chicago, and loves to get out. She is a big fan of anything adventure, and loves getting a workout in the outdoors.