Are you feeling stagnant, unmotivated, or uninspired at work? If you can’t remember the last time you took time off, neglecting to take much-needed breaks could be the reason. Taking regular breaks is part of achieving a healthy work-life balance and better job satisfaction. From improved well-being to elevated performance at work, there are countless benefits of taking breaks. Here are some of the ways in which you can maximize your time off:
Plan some time away.
Traveling at least once a year can do wonders for your physical and mental health, helping you get away from the stresses of work and immerse yourself in new surroundings. Whether it’s a quick road trip or a large-scale excursion, spending time out of town can help you better connect with loved ones and even renew your outlook on life. Vacations not only expose you to new parts of the world, but help you see things differently. In many cases, people report returning from vacation with a renewed sense of energy, drive, and happiness. If you’re feeling uninspired in your day-to-day routine, traveling somewhere new can make all the difference.
Enjoy a staycation.
You don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy extended time off from work. In fact, sometimes the best breaks are those in which you stay home and relax. Whether it’s spending time on a hobby or enjoying your family, planning a staycation can be a very meaningful way to rejuvenate. The key to spending time off at home is to fully disconnect from your job. Just as you would if you were going out of town, put on your “out of office” message on your email and remove yourself from all work-related communications.
Take a day off.
Sometimes a simple day off is all that’s needed to refresh and recharge so you can return to work more invigorated. There is a lot of value in taking just one day to catch up on personal commitments, start a new hobby, and reset your focus. Remember, you don’t need a reason to take a day off – often the best days away from work happen when you have downtime to do whatever makes you happy and fulfilled.
Breaks should not be viewed as a luxury, but rather an essential part of achieving optimal health and happiness. No matter your industry or job, regularly taking long-term and short-term breaks will prevent burnout and improve your quality of life.
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Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.