Signs that You Need a Vacation

Everyone who works hard on their job knows that eventually they need to use those vacation days. However, they sometimes don’t realize it until things start getting out of hand. Here are some signs that you need a break from work, say, like this:

Physical Strain

Extended periods of heavy work can actually cause damage to your body via repetitive stress injuries…or worse. If your body is telling you it needs a break, it almost certainly does.


You may pride yourself on always doing a good job, but if you find that you are making errors on a regular basis now, this may be the time to start making some travel plans.

It’s Becoming Too Much Too Often

Working in the modern world usually means having to keep a number of balls in the air. If you are constantly multi-tasking – and failing – then you should take that as a sign that it is time to slow way down and use some of those accumulated holidays.

Chronic Fatigue…or Insomnia

Are you no longer bouncing out of bed and heading for work? Do you find yourself essentially dead on your feet when 5:00 rolls around? You guessed it: you need a break.

The opposite is also true. Do you find that your normal, effective sleep pattern is failing you and you are sitting up in the wee hours of the morning? Do you dread work so much that your body and mind just won’t relax? Not a good sign. Better book a flight to somewhere warm.

You’re in a Perpetual Bad Mood

No one is happy all of the time, but if you find yourself angry and unpleasant more than happy and hopeful, your balance is definitely off. Negative mood can have a bad effect on the quality of work and your personal interactions. Give yourself – and your co-workers – a break by taking a break.

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