Forty-five per cent of Australians experience stress because of their work, according to a 2014 study by the Australian Psychology Society. Half of them also report work demands as a barrier to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
There are many ways to keep yourself from feeling burnt out. But the main thing is to learn how to step back from your work. Invest in kit cabins, for instance, and have your own sanctuary outside of the city. Go to the beach and keep your mind off those deadlines. Always remember that there is more to life than staying in the office.
Here are a few benefits of going on a vacation once in a while:
Taking a break can help you alleviate health problems. Sitting for hours and hours in the office can give you fatigue and unnecessary levels of stress. According to one study, over 30% of men and over 40% of women are at risk of heart problems if they are not taking enough vacations.
Stress can harm your relationships. Taking a leave from work means you get to spend some quality time with friends and families. One study in Wisconsin even shows that vacations have a positive effect on romantic relationships in particular.
Vacations can also improve your productivity because you get refreshed. You see things differently in a new light, so you get better ideas for your work. People who maximise their vacation leaves also have lesser chances of getting sick.
Healthier mental state
Being overworked can lead to depression. Vacations help fight the risk of this. As mentioned above, taking a break can lead to better relationships because it also improves your mood and mental state.
Never forget to take a break from your office life and find time to relax and unwind. It is important to balance your personal and work life to stay healthy.