When was the last time you took a vacation? Chances are it’s been a long time. While it’s great to have such dedication to your work, it’s also a good idea to take a break from your job every now and then. Here are some signs that it’s time to unplug and take a step back from your usual 9-to-5.
You have trouble sleeping
Having trouble falling or staying asleep is a sign that your stress is starting to get to you. When this happens, it’s time to take a break from work not only to decrease your stress levels, but also to get that quality sleep your body so desperately needs.
You’re making mistakes at work
Whether you forgot about that presentation on Friday or you made an error on a financial report, making frequent, constant mistakes means your mind is tired and needs a break. At this point, you’re not helping your office any by sticking around, so take some of your vacation time and go away for a week or two.
You’re dealing with aches and pains
Being constantly under stress takes a toll on our bodies. Headaches, back aches, frequent colds, and gastrointestinal issues are all physiological signs that your body needs to rest and recuperate.
You use unhealthy coping mechanisms
We all enjoy a glass of wine or a piece of cake after a long day of work, but you shouldn’t be doing this every day. If you are, you’re likely burning out and need some time to recover your wits.
You’re taking your stress out on your friends and family
If you’re so stressed out that you find yourself taking it out on your friends and family, then you need to take a step back and reevaluate things. Your friends and family are your support system, so do them, and yourself, a favor and take your mind off work for a little bit.
If you notice you’re exhibiting any of these signs, then it’s clearly time for you to take a vacation. And what better way to spend your vacation time than at a relaxing bed and breakfast? At Island House of Wanchese, you can unwind and unplug from the stresses of everyday life. Give us a call at 888-255-7561 to get started.