The year’s almost over, and you can’t afford to wait any longer to go on a holiday. Summer is upon us and what better time to take a well-deserved holiday than now.
Whether you are hard-working or hardly working, we all need to unwind and recharge our metaphysical batteries every now and then.
There are many reasons people choose to skip holidays. Some may feel they are falling behind in their work. Others are concerned that their boss might negatively react if they ask to take a leave. Or if you’re like me, you are just a workaholic.
However, if you don’t take holidays regularly, there’s a strong chance you’ll get burnt out. Moreover, you might end up on the sidelines for a lot longer due to health issues caused by stress from work.
In fact, many studies suggest that stress from work can increase the risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. Aside from these, you can also suffer from stomach problems, headaches, backaches, or become quickly irritable and sleep-deprived.
While we applaud and admire your industrious nature, we also encourage you to take some time off. A well-deserved holiday can do wonders. You can become healthier, happier, and more productive upon your return.
Here are glaring signs that you are desperately in need of a holiday.
You become quick-tempered
Are you becoming testy towards people or fantasise about getting into an argument with a coworker? If the answer is yes, then you badly need some time off. You’ve always been able to handle minor annoyances in the past, but now you get easily irritated by them. It may be a sign you’re losing that positive disposition you once had.
You experience pain
Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is off. You may frequently experience headaches, back pain, eye strain, you name it. These health issues may be caused by a massive workload or a hostile work environment, among others.
When we find ourselves exposed to stressful situations, our bodies release chemicals that cause inflammation and make us more sensitive to pain, according to researchers.
You have trouble sleeping
If you find yourself tossing and turning in bed or waking up at odd hours of the night, this might be a sign of stress and overwork. It can also be due to obsessing too much about your job. Instead of having pleasant dreams, you think about meeting deadlines even in your sleep.
You make more mistakes than usual
Studies show that when employees are stressed, they become more susceptible to making errors. Whether you are processing customer transactions or writing critical reports, if you find yourself slipping up more than usual, that’s another sign you need to take a break.
You develop unhealthy habits
People have different ways to deal with stress. Some folks go to the gym and exercise. While others eat more than they should or empty a bottle of wine as soon as they come home. These bad habits can cause more health problems in the long run. Instead, taking a day or two off from work is a better option.
If work is starting to bring you down, don’t hesitate to take a break. A healthy dose of sun and sand might help put you back into the right mood. Plan your holiday now and remember to reserve your airport parking spot with Alpha.