Why we need breaks from work

Work breaks, even for short durations, can positively impact our psychological and physical wellbeing. Breaks can aid in lowering work-related stress or anxiety, improve your productivity all day long, and lower physical exhaustion or the urge for long rest periods after work. Regular breaks can boost our energy levels bettering our performances and promote mental or physical recovery. They enhance social interactions, prevent mental problems, sleep disorders and restore body energy.


Here are some reasons why you should consider going for a vacation or holiday

Better physical and mental health

Holidays provides us with adequate time to rest and focus on adopting healthy lifestyles that can improve your physical health. The break from frequent work-related stress can lower stress and other mental disorders promoting a better cognitive health. You get an opportunity to prevent chronic stress that can arise from long-term exposure to stressful work events, engage in things you are passionate about and heal the brain or body. The happy and elevated moods care for your overall wellbeing.

Boost motivation

Most studies show that people from holidays tend to be more productive and goal-oriented. You get enough time to reset your life goals, plan how to achieve them and change your mental perspective towards work when on vacation.

Lower risks of chronic diseases

Researches show that people who go for holidays often are less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases like blood pressure, have healthier hearts and fewer cases of sleep disorders compared to those who work all year long.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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