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The Things Your Body & Brain Tell You: 10 Signs That You Need To Take A Break

Women are awesome and capable of superhuman endeavours, but girl, sometimes you need to take a break. Working hard non-stop without adequate breaks or routine vacations is bound to take a toll on you. It can even lead to exhaustion and burnout, which you really do not want. Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion which is caused by prolonged stress and exhaustion. To avoid getting anywhere close to that dreaded point, you need to listen to your body and take breaks when it tells you to. Here are 10 signs that you need to take a well-deserved break.


Sign #1: You're Suddenly Calling Friends And Acquaintances By Wrong Names

When you start calling your co-worker by your cat's name, it might be time for a break. Seriously, mixing up names is a sure sign that your brain needs a breather. So, take a pause, grab a cup of coffee, and give your mind a chance to reboot.


Sign #2: You're Constantly Zoning Out

If you find yourself zoning out during meetings and suddenly snapping back to reality, it's a red flag that you need a break. Your brain is waving a tiny white flag, begging for a timeout. Embrace it, take a walk, and let your mind wander for a bit.


Sign #3: You've Become Absent Minded

When you accidentally pour orange juice instead of milk into your cereal, it's a sign that you might be running on fumes. Your brain is crying out for a break, so why not feed it some much-needed rest? Go on, treat yourself to a guilt-free nap.


Sign #4: You Keep Forgetting the Simplest Things

If you notice that you're repeatedly forgetting where you parked your car or where you left your keys, it's a sign that your brain needs a break. Embrace the forgetfulness and take a breather. Your brain will thank you for it. 


Sign #5: You've Become a Daydreamer

When you start daydreaming about trading places with your office plant, it's probably a sign that you need a break. Your mind is crying out for some fresh air, so go ahead and take a breather outside. Your office plant will understand.


Sign #6: You're Finding it Difficult to Focus

If you find yourself staring at the screen without actually reading anything, or you have to read the same line four to five times before it registers, it's a clear sign that your mind needs a break. So, permit yourself to step away, take a deep breath, and let your mind wander for a bit. 


Sign #7: You're Running on Caffeine and Sheer Willpower

Your morning coffee has become a 24/7 drip. You drink morning coffee, afternoon coffee, and evening coffee because you desperately need the caffeine. Girl, it's a sign that you need a break. Your body is desperately asking for rest, so why not swap that cup of coffee for a cosy nap? 


Sign #8: Your Life is on Autopilot 

Feeling like you're on autopilot all day? It's a sign that your brain needs a break. Permit yourself to hit the pause button, take a stroll, and let your mind wander. You deserve it.


Sign #9: You Can't Concentrate on Simple Tasks

If you're having trouble concentrating on simple tasks, it's a sign that your brain needs a break. Embrace the distraction, take a break, and give your mind a chance to recharge. You'll thank yourself later.


Sign #10: You're Craving a Vacation

Do you keep daydreaming about a tropical beach, a hammock, and absolutely no Wi-Fi? When you find yourself craving a vacation more than your morning coffee, it's a clear sign that you need a break. Listen to your inner wanderlust, take a breather, and give yourself the well-deserved rest you need. Your next adventure awaits! 


Sign #11: You Can't Even Yawn Properly

Girl, if you're so tired that your yawns are too exhausted to yawn properly, what other sign does your body need to give you that you need a break? Get that rest ASAP!


Sign #12: You're Losing Your Sense of Humour

You don't remember the last time you laughed properly, and stress is gradually sucking all your joy. When you no longer find jokes funny, and everyone around is unreasonably irritating you, it's another clear sign that you desperately meed a break.


Wrapping Up

It is important to listen to your body before it breaks down on you. Pay attention to all the hints for a break and take a breather from your normal activities to rejuvenate. That way, you can return to work fresh with energy to conquer every task! Remember that taking a break is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

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