Let’s get one thing straight; you are a human being, not a machine. Keeping that in mind, think about your current state. Do you give yourself enough breaks during work? Do you feel healthy and upbeat all the time? Can you function better without drinking coffee? Are you happy with your work schedule?
If the answer to all the above questions is no, then it is time to take a step back and assess the whole situation. Sometimes we keep accepting assignments and tasks that require overtime hours. While the extra pay is good, we end up having more work than we can bear. The additional work also costs us our health. Every year, millions of people develop heart diseases because of all the stress of their job. However, nothing in this world is more important than your health.
Even if you love your job, breaks are necessary to maintain a healthy body and a sound mind. Taking time off from work to do things that genuinely make you feel happy is the key to keeping your mind sane. Here are some healthy activities that will help you release the tension of work and let go off some steam:
- Yoga and Meditation:
Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not about just having a slim and flexible physique. Yes, it has stretching exercises, but there is so much more to yoga that people overlook. It is beneficial for your physical and your mental health. Physiologically, yoga aids in lowering blood pressure, increasing blood circulation, and it also relieves chronic pain (such as lower back pain, arthritis, and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome).
For those who have sleeping disorders, yoga helps with insomnia too. Yoga also helps you meditate by tuning out the world and focusing on yourself. The deep breathing exercises in yoga teach you mindfulness by making you more aware of your senses. Mindfulness grounds you by helping you stay in the present and let go of the worries of the future.
One should not wait for holidays to enjoy themselves. The reality is if you keep working like a robot the whole year then it is a possibility that you will miss your job even during the holidays. Therefore, a little break is necessary once a year. The most feasible and pocket-friendly way for vacationing is to buy a timeshare. However, don’t purchase just any timeshare, get yourself an Occidental Vacation Club timeshare. The Occidental Vacation Club has over 23,000 luxurious resorts located from Mexico to Aruba. Their resorts are homey and welcoming with top notch service. Purchasing a time share is like buying a vacation home but with less than half of the cost. It is a pre-paid vacation where you only pay for the time you will spend in the vacation home. Usually, people purchase one-week ownerships in timeshares, which allows you to stay at the resort for one week per a year.
If you cannot afford to take a leave or have a small budget then no problem, pick a hobby instead. Think about an activity that makes you feel good about yourself; it can be gardening, playing music, reading books, collecting things, scrapbooking, cooking, knitting, hiking, anything. Do what makes you feel happy. Every successful person has a hobby which keeps their mind off negative things.
- Spend Time With Nature:
Surrounding yourself with is therapeutic and an excellent way to relieve stress. Spending time amongst nature is a low maintenance way to release the tensions and worries of your work. Every other day, switch off your cell phone and head out for a peaceful stroll in a nearby clearing, meadow, or park. Don’t do anything, just sit and listen to the sounds of the wilderness. Make sure the place you pick is away from the chaos of the city.