It's Memorial Day: Why Taking Time Off Is Important for Success
Yes indeed, "Take your days off, even if you don't think you need them" - It was a personally struggle yesterday! And I will take your advice today because I was so tempted to work on the computer today!
Every 3 months sounds realistic to me....3 months can seem so short as I read it right now but let's do the math on how many hours and how many mins have passed when one works hard majority of that time....
90 days x 24 hours = 2,160 hours!! So take a vacation every two thousand one hundred hours of life!
2,160 hrs x 60 mins = 129,600 mins!!! So take a vacation every One hundred twenty-nine thousand and six hundred mins of living fully dedicated to work and daily tasks!
I can really see how it's worth taking a vacation every 3 months and it could be as simple as a mini vacation renting a hotel a few towns over....good on the pockets and effective.
Take a break in a different environment can definitely help one perform a whole lot better professionally when one put oneself in an environment that is outside of their normal routine of driving the same paths from home to work and from work to home, seeing the same tree, the same dunkin donuts, the same school bus, the same faces in the cafeteria/break room, etc.... The monotone can definitely effect even the most focused professional.
Practicing stress prevention makes sense. We are human, not superman or superwoman. Our bodies really dictate our abilities to function not the mind and spirit of working hard.
Burning out could negatively effect my professional results. A professional can't afford to make mistakes and use the excuse that they just needed a break. No excuses allowed. It's better to schedule time away from it all.
When you take a moment to catch your breath, you can run farther.