Mental Heath Break – It’s no secret that people shy away from taking time off to address mental health needs or concerns. Whether you’re suffering from an illness or feeling overworked or overwhelmed, sometimes you just need a break.
Before you push yourself to the edge of burning out, here are five signs it’s time to take a mental health break:
- You can’t focus
- Your relationships are suffering
- You’re showing physical signs of stress
- Your self-care no longer exists
- You’re running on empty
You can’t focus. When your mind is on overdrive, the wheels are spinning so fast you lose sight of the big picture. This can ultimately lead to serious amounts of stress and health risks. So, when you have too much on your plate, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Limit your distractions, prioritize your to do lists and set realistic boundaries for yourself so you don’t over-commit and become overwhelmed.
Your relationships are suffering. What happens in one part of your life impacts all other parts. Consider your work and family responsibilities. When you’re too busy to be a part of your own life, take a break and give yourself the chance to catch up. Practice being present, stick to your commitments and hold yourself accountable.
You’re showing physical signs of stress. Long days can actually hurt your body, burning the candles at both ends. Start by acknowledging your cause of stress. Once you address the problem, write it down. Come back the next day with an action plan that is attainable. Tackle the issue one step at a time – sometimes the smallest of wins can make the biggest difference.
Your self-care no longer exists. Self-care is vital for all people. Get yourself in the routine of putting yourself first. Whether it’s taking an extra 10 minutes in the morning to meditate or booking your workout classes ahead of time to keep yourself accountable, when you stick to a routine, it becomes more natural and you’re more likely to follow through.
You’re running on empty. Lack of sleep and poor nutrition are two of the most obvious signs that it’s time to take a break. Not only is your physical energy diminished, your emotional energy and intelligence are also impacted. So, pause and take a breather. When endless thoughts, anxieties or work is weighing you down, you need to refresh and recharge. Maybe take a walk, go for a swim, take a short nap to rejuvenate, so you can tackle what’s ahead with a clear mind and strengthened body.
Ultimately, the best de-stress is to schedule regular massages to relax, renew and rewind from any daily stress in your life. Although once in awhile is better than nothing, signing up for monthly massages through our VIP Membership can really help with ongoing stress and busy lifestyles!
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