Why Workaholics Deserve A Break Often

The necessity of taking a break from work to remain efficient and productive.

 

While it has become the new trend to remain super busy and those with thriving work life are considered cool, it is also important to remember to take a break. With the fast-paced life, cut throat competition and extreme specialisation, you can be hurled out of the race if you stop for a breather. But this can take a toll on your work satisfaction and productivity.

“There is a lot of research that says we have a limited pool of cognitive resources,” says Allison Gabriel, an assistant professor of management at Virginia Commonwealth University who studies job demands and employee motivation. “When you are constantly draining your resources, you are not being as productive as you can be. If you get depleted, we see performance decline. You’re able to persist less and have trouble solving tasks.”

So, it is very important to take a break from work sometimes, and here is why

Family and friends

When you are constantly on the go you have little time for your near and dear ones. Once in a while it is important to disconnect from work and spend quality time with them. Even the upcoming standup comedian Kenny Sebastian decided to give his time as a Diwali gift to his parents by handing them over his phone for the vacation.

Health

This is rightly called the greatest blessing. If you don’t give your physical and mental health some time off, it could ruin your situation in the long term. Even a billionaire like Elon Musk finds time to go for a run atleast twice a week.

For yourself

It is important to take a break for your own peace of mind. Burnout is common when people do not take breaks from their work. Burnout is common when people do not take breaks from their work. To take the instance of Mark Zuckerberg, he sets himself a challenge every January. His goal for 2017 was to “have visited and met people in every state in the U.S. by the end of the year.”

So, give yourself a break from work sometimes. It is necessary for a wholesome and fruitful life.