When was the last time you took a break? Not just a lazy Sunday, but a real break. Do you take regular vacations, where you completely unplug, ignore all incoming work emails, and really just enjoy time with friends and family? If not, it's probably time you did. The infographic below from SuperBreak provides 5 solid signs it's time for you to take a break.
At work, you're no longer interested in regular chitchat with your colleagues. And we don't blame you! According to the infographic, 9,000 hours are wasted in meetings every single year, and the average workers spends 2.5 hours sending emails every day. You are also feeling overworked, largely because 40 percent of employees say their workload has increased in the last year. Lastly, your networking hasn't been so social -- research has shown that looking at others' vacation pictures online will make you feel bitter.
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At home, you're also feeling pretty worn. This is probably because 65 percent of people only get 6 hours of sleep a night, despite the fact that they should be getting 7-8 hours. It's likely that you're getting tired of boring meals, which leads to a lot of people getting takeout at least once a week.
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If these symptoms are starting to sound like you, it's time for a break! According to the infographic, 75 percent of people don't feel that they relax enough, and a large majority of workers don't make use of all their vacation days. The average worker spends 8.5 days a year in meetings, which amounts to 4 hours a week, or 208 hours a year. It is estimated that 90 percent of people have some sort of vision syndrome because of the extended periods most of us spend in front of a computer screen. By simply taking a short vacation, you can decrease your risk of heart disease by up to 20 percent.
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So, use up those vacation days, go somewhere nice, or have a staycation at home. Either way, it's probably time for you to take a break.
See more crazy statistics in the infographic below.