Your Efficiency at Work depends on how Capably You take Your Breaks

A lot of people underestimate the power of taking breaks at work. They believe that the term ‘work hard’ means to work 24×7 so as to achieve a good standing at a workplace. Working overtime or taking extra projects and sticking to one’s seat without taking any breaks is not just affecting their success but it is also affecting their overall mental health. This often leads to prolonged stress and further results in job burnout.

To accept it is the first step followed by understanding the fact that it did not happen overnight. The possible symptoms of a job burnout are irritability, excessive stress, high blood pressure, insomnia, fatigue, increased sick leaves, strange binging on food, alcohol or drugs and susceptibility to illnesses among other health problems. Start by asking yourself if you feel any of the above and take the required action.

To accept it is the first step followed by understanding the fact that it did not happen overnight. The possible symptoms of a job burnout are irritability, excessive stress, high blood pressure, insomnia, fatigue, increased sick leaves, strange binging on food, alcohol or drugs and susceptibility to illnesses among other health problems. Start by asking yourself if you feel any of the above and take the required action.

If you have lost the enthusiasm and self-confidence to perform competently, then it is about time to wake up and evaluate the situation and work upon increasing your engagement. As stated in a survey conducted in North America, more than 85% of the employees claim that the lunch breaks enhance their productivity and also improves their mental well-being. Encourage yourself to take breaks by moving away from your desk for a while. Taking that time to relax yourself does not mean going for smoking, eating junk food or surfing social media.

According to an old proverb, ‘excess of everything is bad’, so get up, access your options and take up fitness regimes and if nothing works out- seek help!

Eli is a freelance writer and possess double graduation degree in physics and chemistry. She is an intense writer covering everything for Science and Tech to Business, Entertainment, Sports and Lifestyle.

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