Try saying ’10 tell tale signs’ really fast, ten times!!!! 🤪 If you can do it perfectly – maybe ‘you’ need a break. 🤣
You might just need a break if you keep losing your keys in the morning and eventually end up finding them in the fridge, or you keep leaving the keys on the outside of the door. No excuse for it.
Diet Coke or Kit Kat?
Having a break doesn’t just mean a quick cuppa and a gaze out the window – nope, a break could be days or weeks off/away from people or places, a sabbatical, a year out, or a permanent reduction in the time you spend on certain things in life.
Sometimes that need for a break really translates into – the need to rethink your life and strike a better balance, or add some pazazz!! (I could probably do with some myself😆)!! …anyway we’re digressing onto another blog post….
You Need a Break: 10 Tell Tale Signs
1. You wake up on Saturday morning and for a split second, you question what day it is as you look at the time (seemingly, you forgot it was the weekend).
2. You’ve only been in the office for an hour and it feels like five hours.
3. It’s been feeling suspiciously like ‘all work and no play’ for longer than you care to mention.
4. Things that don’t normally bother you start to annoy you.
5. You just can’t seem to rev up the concentration levels.
6. You feel tired all the time.
7. You’ve lost your spark, mojo, whatever you want to call it.
8. Instead of typing your usual password into login boxes, you type whatever words are in your head at the time without realising you’re doing it, perhaps from a song you keep singing or whatever it is you’re planning on eating that night…. Password: Pizza
9. No matter how busy you are, the time still seems to drag ⏰
10. The work life balance seems to be tipping the wrong way (you might need more than a break – maybe a major life change)
We all have moments where we’re out of steam, lacking a bit of zest or doing silly things that we”d likely scoff at if it was anyone else.
I think our subconscious selves actively let us know we need a break, a boost or a just a bit of fun to balance things out again – so try and take the hint the next time you find yourself pouring fruit juice on your cereal (I think I did this once, a very long time ago). 😖
Here’s 20 warning signs that you might be heading for a burn out at work!!
If not ourselves, I’m sure we all know someone exhibiting a few tell tale signs, someone we wish would take a break, lighten up, have some fun, and stop allowing the pressures of the world to weigh them down and rob them of life’s little joys. 🤯
The long list of health problems stemming from stress and lack of mental and physical rest – seems endless and ought to be enough to make us put ourselves at the top of the list of priorities, where we belong.
Time for a break then?
Feel free to share some of your ‘need a break’ tell tale signs below!
23 thoughts on “You Know You Need A Break When….. (10 Tell Tale Signs)🤯”
#needabreak When I start to get mouth ulcers I know I need a break as I am starting to feel run down.
CBA about anything thats good for you – I’m a right one for just collapsing in bed without bothering to eat.
That’s got to be a tell tale sign 😬
When I start procrastinating, that usually means I need to stop and recharge at work! #needabreak
Totally agree 😊
when I spend an hour looking for my car keys, and someone says check your pockets
😅 If this keeps happening, it’s a sure sign.
Sheena BateySheena Batey
Being exhausted but then unable to get to sleep
That makes a break and absolute must👆
I become short tempered and start snapping at people
Oh dear 😬
Love this post!!!!! Just uttered the words I need a pause recently and had a break down this morning. But in between this wrote a similar post. Sometimes we need to pause and reset.
Hi Tannika, it’s surprising how much ‘stuff’ we accumulate emotionally and physically because we don’t give time to ourselves…..to rest and exhale! I hope you feel better….have a blessed week hun and thank you for reading…I’ll take a look at your post too x
Hi Cheryl!!!! You know how many times people tell me to rest or slow down. I’m slowly trying to make adjustments not because I dont want to but because it is hard to break the habit of being turned on and moving about 24-7. Looking at it the way you put it”how much stuff we accumulate emotionally or physically because we dont give time to ourselves …to rest and exhale” is what I needed. I pick up too much. I have been told much of my stress seems to come from other people lbs. But God!!!! I m work in progress. You are so welcome and thank you so much!!!!!🤓
I think most of us are still work in progress lol…we just have to make it a priority x
You have a blessed week too and thank you so much!!!!!
All of the above
Sounds like you need a very long break lol😉
Yes, I’m due for some leave 😉
Good – enjoy 😊
So true 💕 We all need a break sometimes! Me quite often 🤪
I think the most dangerous thing is when you don’t even recognise the signs and just keep going……we shouldn’t feel guilty for looking after ourselves 😊