No matter how dedicated you are to your job, no one can go week after week after week without needing a break. The human mind and body both have limits and once you start to class those limits, both your mental and physical performance will suffer. However, not all of us are willing to admit that we are only human and need to take some time off. If you are one of those people, here are some irrefutable signs that you need to start using some of those vacation days you have banked.
You are making mistakes
Does your job rely on you to be as accurate as possible? If so, finding yourself making more errors than usual is a pretty obvious sign that you are not performing to the best of your abilities. When that is the case, one of the easiest and most effective remedies is to take some time off.
You are having physical problems
Suffering from a sore neck, headaches, and/or muscle strain? This is likely your body telling you that it has reached its capacity and you need to give it a bit of a break.
You cannot sleep or you are sleeping too much
Has your sleeping pattern changed? Are you sitting up awake at night unable to sleep? Or do you find yourself spending more time in bed and yet you do not feel all that rested? These are pretty sure signs that something is off and you need a change of pace, as in a slower pace that you would get from a vacation.
You just do not feel well
Having trouble with your energy levels? Do you feel angry and unhappy? Do you just feel off, but cannot find out the reason why? These are all good signs that it is time to take some time off.