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Signs You Need A Break From Work
Signs You Need A Break From Work

Signs You Need A Break From Work


Sukhdeep Singh

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Passionate about playing with words. Sukhdeep is a Post Graduate in Finance. Besides penning down ideas, he is an expert online marketing consultant and a speaker.



  1. Do you love procrastination?
  2. Are you high on your sick leaves?
  3. Do you want to quit your job?

We are living in a fast forward world and rarely do we know when we need a break; a break from the monotony of work and life. But, there are some situations clear indicating that you need a break.

Many times we feel like quitting our jobs and hiding from all social responsibilities. Sometimes we love procrastination; unnecessary postponement of tasks. These are some clear demonstration that it is time to stop what you’re doing and have a break. Let me share a few more signs you need a break from work & social engagements.

You love to waste your time during working hours

We all love distractions at work. Don’t we? We love them because they help us justifying our idle working hours and they can surely reduce few hours from our DSR (daily status report).

What we don’t know is – we are not justifying hours, but our laziness. The focus that we must have on the work, we intentionally divert that and we love doing so. If you fall into this category, then you seriously need a break.

You are doing unacceptable mistakes

Are you the one who tends to make careless errors? You make a lot of spelling mistakes with your professional emails, you keep forgetting things, you keep missing your deadlines, you take a lot of casual leaves for no good reason and much more.

In short, it is your dullness and hate for your work that is making you behave like a careless person. Trust me, this attitude will affect your reputation in a very short time. If you are having any such problems, it is time to take a break from work.

You have no control over your emotions

Look at you! Are you becoming an upset, irritated, angry, or frustrated soul? Do not worry at all because this happens to almost everybody. But if you consider yourself emotionally overwhelmed, now is the time to take a break from whatever you are doing.

It is not about taking a long vacation. Sometimes, it could be a break of 30-minute walk through the park. It means you can book a weekend getaway out of town or it’s a whole day spent at the spa or in front of the TV. Whatever you choose to do, do keep in mind that you seriously need a break!

You’re always tired

Do you always feel tired after a day? Well, it’s natural. You may feel the same for a whole month; nothing strange in it for you. But, actually, this is not normal.

There are countless articles telling the importance of having a good sleep and taking better care of yourself. Although sometimes it’s good to be as active and productive as you can, yet in the long run this is not recommended. The reason is, you are putting yourself at the chronic risk of exhaustion later requires medical treatment.

Do you hate the sound of the alarm

The first thought that comes to your mind after you stop the alarm is that you do not want to go to work. You feel like you’re not inspired by the mission of the company and you no longer wants to be a part of their policies.

If you think that the current job is not for you, then go ahead. Do not stay in a place that you dislike because after some time you will become more frustrated with being there. If you feel the same; it is time for the break.

Struggle with your sleep

You have too many things in mind, be it large projects, deadlines, or a promotion. Once you start losing your hours of sleep because of your job issues; it is the right time to take a break. If you do not do this soon, lack of sleep will affect your health and your passion for work will gradually disappear.

Are you high on your sick leaves

How many sicks you take? If you are often stressed, have no enough rest, and work over time, your immune system will fail. Hence, you will be much more likely to get a bad health and you will be getting sick more often.

Do not forget that your physical health is more important than anything else. So, when you see yourself calling so many sicks, it is better to call for a casual leave and relax.

Thought of quitting without having a backup plan

If you’re thinking about quitting your job without having a backup plan, it’s pretty clear that you need a break. Instead of quitting work without thinking too much about the consequences, it might be wise to take a break to understand what you really want.

Trust me, spontaneous decisions are not always good.

Therefore, do not overlook these signs and try to spend a little time to relax. You will notice that things will improve significantly and your morale will be back at its peak!