I have a confession to make, I am a workaholic and with a full time job, running a blog and my Youtube channel I am always on the go. I love the rush of being constantly busy but it is not always healthy and some times, your body and mind needs a bit of a break, which is why this weekend I took the opportunity to have a little bit of a breather and think about things and just spend time doing nothing and watching Youtube videos. I came back with a clear head and feeling refreshed. Here are Five things Learnt from taking a break
It helps your creatvity
I spend a lot of time behind a laptop typing and while it is great, it is not always the best thing for your creativity. Taking a break allowed me to explore the world and research more ideas for my channel and blog.
Sometimes, you just need to step away
When life starts getting to the point when you are in a state of feeling constantly overwhelmed, one of the best things you can do is step away for a little while. Acknowledge that you are feeling overwhelmed and allow yourself to take a little bit of time away. The things you need to do will still get done tomorrow.
The world doesn’t end
I use to get scared about the consequences on achieving things by a certain time. What a break helped me realise is that if I miss a blogpost, the world still goes on and it is not the end of the world.
It is the opposite of being unproductive
Whether it is a study break or a couple of weeks away, taking a break will do wonderful for your mental health and motivate you to get back in to the swing of things. This means you will get your work done at a higher standard than if you attempted to continue without taking a break.
Rediscovering Old Habits
I use to be in to some great TV shows, writing in my journal and making time for my friends. I still love those things but scheduling more time for them in my life again has allowed me to realise who much I have missed spending an afternoon with friends so I have made an conscious effort to carve out a couple of evenings a week to spend with friends and I am very excited.
Self care is very important and something I am working own and to me sometimes, taking a break is definitely part of looking after yourself.