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Why your brain needs a break from work to be more productive
We all have been overworked and feel like the world is going to explode around us, and this is the simple sign that you need a mental break. You need to go on a break every single day, and it's so you can eat lunch as well as rejuvenate your motivation, and this will get you through the day. Having breaks will make you more productive during the day, or even during the entire week, so a break is appropriate if you want to become more productive.
Whenever you work 5, 6, or even 7 days in a row, you begin to get burnt out and need a mental break. This could mean you just get a couple days off or you actually take a week-long vacation, either will help you regroup in order to be productive again It's proven that people become burned out each day, and that's probably why we don't always work 8 hour days. Some people will work three 12 hour shifts a week instead of doing the 8 hours a day grind, which usually gives the person a few days to recoup and gets their head straight to work again, later on, that week.
In this discussion, I'll be going over a few reasons your brain needs a break from work to be more productive. We all know our websites will make more money if we're productive, so hopefully, you learn something here today
Your brain needs a vacation
Like I mentioned above, your brain needs a mental vacation, and this means you just need to sit down and relax while not thinking about work and what needs to be done. You don't want to have much stimulation, so staying at home would be best and just watching an easy going show could work. If you're not the homebody, you can always go to the park and just sit on a bench and listen to the trees. People actually do this all the time and strangers just look at them like they're crazy lol.
When you have a little extra time on your hands, try going to a big park in your area where people frequently go and see how many people are just hanging out watching the birds or trees. You'll be surprised at how many people there are because previously you just thought they were waiting for someone on that bench lol
Relaxing will put you at ease and you won't mind going back to work and that will always produce more successful work from yourself If you've never tried it, I would suggest you go and try resetting like this and see how productive you can get!
You'll avoid burning out
A mental break will help you prevent a burnout, which is much worse than taking a weekend off because it will make you have what you're doing and you won't want to go back. I've been to the point of burning out many times, so many times that I've actually burnt out and had to take a week off because I just didn't have any motivation to work. I was doing 16 hour days and nothing seemed to be working, and I saw myself crashing simply because of how much I was working. I took a few days off and evaluated what I was doing, I weighed the pros and cons of working online for myself, and the pros always outweighed the cons so I kept at it.
After I came back, I was working less but doing it smarter at the same time. It felt like everything was falling into place and I was starting to see more money come in, even if it was the same amount I was making previously. It felt like I was making more because I wasn't working smart, not hard, and that's always what you need to do if you work for yourself so you don't get burnt out.
You'll be a happier person
When you decide it's time to take a break, you're usually getting grumpy and overworked, so you need some time to yourself. I know plenty of people who work 5 or 6 days in a row and are angry people at the end of the week. After they get home and sleep, they usually turn back into those happy people I remembered, and it's because they took a mental break while they slept. Now, you don't have to come home and sleep if you don't want to, but it's a great way to reset your internal happy scale.
Happy people tend to be more productive, so if you're encouraging your employees to take naps or take more breaks, they will tend to get more done for you and everyone will be happier
You'll be able to focus on your personal life
When you take a break, you can focus more on your personal life, mainly because you're taking one or two days off in a row. You're resetting your internal love for the job you applied for or the business you run because you're not focusing on the work nonstop while you're there. I try to take a couple days off so I can be with my family, and I think I'm a happier person because of it. I'm also much more productive because I'm taking these day-long breaks and resetting everything. I usually work 8 hour days, but even that can get overwhelming because I tend to work more than 5 days in a row lol. Take some breaks and you'll be able to hang out with your kids, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, and/or friends more often and stay happier while at work
Some people are thinking "How is this relevant to SEO and Marketing?" and that's because if you just take a break, you can get more work done and that means more money coming to your accounts These little breaks are also great because you can get a bunch of work done, take a break and come back to the project you were working on, then you might notice some breaks in what you were doing and fix them so everything works better than it would have if you just worked on the project for dozens of hours in a row
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