Vacations are something which reset our lifestyles and make us feel like we are rejuvenated from the hustle and bustle of life. When we work too hard or fail to break up or schedule by doing something which makes us relaxed or like we are doing something for fun rather than just work, we can start to wear down quickly.
Vacations are an important part of being a working adult. Without getting this break in between working hard it can lead to a burn out which can result in a lot of negative backlash on your lifestyle. Here are some of the telltale signs that it’s time to have a vacation and what you can do to make sure that you get one.
You’re Drinking More Than Usual
One of the biggest causes of people abusing alcohol is due to a need for an escape from their daily lives. Whether it’s family or marital issues or working too hard and needing to release and let go at the end of the day. Many people find this release of tension by reaching for a glass of alcohol.
Unfortunately, this is not a long-term solution and can not only lead to addiction, but can quickly lead to problems at work, at home, and maybe even your overall long term health.
If you find yourself drinking more than often, try to examine the reasons why you may be inclined to do so. If you have been working more than usual you may need a vacation to get away from the stress which is leading to this destructive behavior.
You Are Irritable
Feeling overworked can quickly lead to feelings of irritability and wanting to be alone. If you feel yourself snapping at your co-workers or partner more than often, try to control your impulses and consider that you may just be overdue for a break.
Irritability is usually a sign that you need to take some time for yourself and stop being in constant overdrive mode. Ultimately if you don’t have a few moments of downtime in the day, you will eventually break down completely. Be kind to yourself even if you are irritable and try to forgive yourself as these are normal reactions to stress.
You Aren’t Productive At Work
The more you work without a break the less productive you are overall. When you are overworked you become tired and easily distracted.
Many European countries require that their workers take a vacation several times per year because it is in the company’s best interest to have employees who are on form and well rested. Ultimately overworked and overtired employees will be less productive and may even injure themselves which ultimately hurts the good of the company.