At least every once in a while, unplugging yourself from office work is very critical to your performance and overall productivity. It ensures that you come back with renewed energy and a revitalized perspective. This helps to boost your effectiveness and productivity. As the holiday season approaches, most of us are looking forward to that break. This is the time you get to reconnect with your high school buddies, take a vacation to the Bahamas, go hiking, and take Safaris to the uncharted lands of Africa, and so on and so forth. It’s imperative to ensure that at this time you completely switch off from work, especially since even when on a holiday, some of us will still worry about work. Don’t become a party pooper, enjoy life.
To get jog your mind a little with some ideas, here are 4 ways to enjoy your break from work.
1. Get Adequate Sleep
Most of us don’t get enough of it during our workdays. As we all know, sleep plays a vital role in our health and subsequently to our work. A vacation will only be meaningful if you are to get enough sleep. Sleep has been found to help improve brain functions as well as lowering the risks of depression. So, instead of crushing on a friends couch, why not stay in a hotel?
2. Spend Your Time with Loved Ones
Working from 9-5 doesn’t give you a lot of time to spend with family. The little time that you get, you are usually tired and fatigued with work. A break from work will, therefore, help better relational and relationship rifts that are as a result of long hours of work. During this time, it’s important that you give them your undivided attention. The more connected we are with our dear ones the happier we get. This, however, doesn’t mean you neglect your ‘YOU’ time, neither does it mean that you ditch your family. Find a balance in between.
3. Try Something New
Don’t be conformed to the normal and usual. A new skill such as trying out a musical instrument, language, game, or vacation spot may help in boosting your brain power. Try out a vacation spot that is completely removed from your normal patterns of everyday life. You could even decide to treat yourself with one of those Celebrity cruises to Hawaii and enjoy the best of what the hawaiian islands have to offer. You could also venture into the wild, enjoy a retreat, or treat yourself at a health spa. Trying out new things helps to stretch your brain capabilities. In so doing, it helps to refresh your way of thinking and perspective.
4. Do Something Worth Remembering
We all have some few items on our lists of things we’d want to accomplish, places we’d want to visit, and people we’d want to meet. Half a day or even a day is able to leave a lasting impression in your memory, all depending on what you intend on doing. There are factors that may affect this decision such as costs and time. However, it’s important to be realistic and to do that which fits your budget and timelines. Investing a small amount of your time or resources in an orphanage may help give you some sense of fulfillment.
And now you have a few tips to start you off. Bottom-line is, the main aim of a work break is to ensure that you relax. So, enjoy your work break and don’t put yourself at the risk of burnout.