The Importance of Self-care – Time to Take a Break

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How many times have you looked at the mirror and was shocked to see a stranger, only to realize that you are actually seeing your own reflection?

Sometimes, life throws so many things your way that you simply forget who you are and what you are. In fact, you become a stranger to your own self, an empty shell that just goes with the flow.

It’s time for a break

If you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally tired, maybe it is about time for you to take a break.

Both your mind and body need time for rejuvenation and rest for them to function optimally. Besides, it’s great for you to continue slaying!

Taking breaks is one of the key aspects of self-care. You need to give yourself the chance to take breaks throughout the day, week, or year. It’s easy to just fall into your daily grind that you forget looking after yourself and not setting aside time to invigorate yourself.

The importance of adding more self-care to your day

Breaks from responsibilities at home, work, and pressures of life as a whole can offer a long list of benefits. Including reduced stress, mental clarity increased productivity, change in perspective, and improved health and wellness.

Although you need to find time to take a break, the level of efficiency you will gain and the potential health benefits you can enjoy is making it worth it.

Allowing yourself to take a break is usually necessary. Especially when you feel like there is not enough time in the day for you to finish everything you need to do. This kind of self-permission is even more important if the mere thought of taking a break already makes you feel lazy, unproductive, or even lazy.

For instance, a lunch break or midday break is the perfect time for you to refresh and free yourself of the stress or the morning by spending some time away from your workplace.

Most people seem to assume that they will be more productive if they work even during lunchtime. But the truth is that when you take a break, you can get back to work with more energy and clarity, resulting in improved productivity levels.

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It is an excellent habit to schedule some time for enjoyment and rest every week. Allocating a day or a significant amount of time for rest every weekend will help you maintain balance. You will also feel more refreshed – perhaps it’s time for DIY Spa Day at home?

Taking vacation time every year is also refreshing, prevents burnout, and helps you maintain a more positive outlook in life. This scheduled time off is beneficial even if you go for a trip or just choose to stay at home. Giving yourself the chance to do what you feel like doing during that moment releases tension and feels liberating.

Self-care ideas

This is not going to be complete without offering you a checklist of simple yet so beneficial self-care ideas:


Taking a break yearly, weekly, or weekly is a good practice for self-care. Meeting your personal needs for fun, rest and rejuvenation will help prevent burnout, boost job satisfaction, and lead to a better life quality!

So, take a break today and every single day for yourself!

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5 Thoughts to “The Importance of Self-care – Time to Take a Break”

  1. I recently made self care a priority again. After getting married and becoming a mom I stopped making this a priority and I started seeing the results of that….I didn’t like it! Loved the tips and will add some into my routine.

    1. Thank you for sharing this! I am sure it is not easy to combine self-care with everything else going on in your life, but nonetheless, it’s important for both you and your family! Wishing you many interrupted self-care days! 🙂

  2. I suck at self-care. I recently changed jobs, and that was my first major step to self-care. Living my life in a constant state of stress is not good for me. I now enjoy my family more and can take time for myself. And it is true, and I have been more productive and healthier. Thank you for this reminder.

    1. This change is such a great step towards living a more fulfilling life! I am happy for you!! 🙂

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