Thursday, January 19, 2023

It's no secret that working all the time isn't good for you. In fact, it can be downright harmful. But what many people don't realize is that taking a break is just as important as working hard. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of taking a break and why you should unplug and recharge!

Recharging Can Improve Your Mood

Taking a break from the stresses of work and life can help you feel much more relaxed and calm. This will in turn lead to improved mental health and an overall better mood. For example, if you take a vacation or even just a few hours off from your job, you may find that your mood and stress levels improve significantly.

Breaks are Energizing

We all need breaks from time to time to refresh our minds and bodies, as well as give us new perspectives on tasks or issues we may be facing at work or home. Taking a break helps you come back feeling energized, which can help increase productivity.

Time Away from Screens is Beneficial for Your Eyesight

Too much screen time can cause digital eye strain, which can lead to headaches, neck pain, blurred vision, and other physical problems associated with staring at screens. Taking regular breaks to look away from your device can help reduce the strain on your eyes and improve your overall health.

Breaks Encourage Innovation

When you take a break, it allows you to step back, look at the big picture, and get creative with how you approach tasks or solve problems. This can be beneficial for businesses as it encourages innovation that might not have been possible without taking a step back.

Taking Breaks is Good for Your Overall Health

Taking time off from work can help reduce stress levels which in turn helps prevent physical ailments like depression and heart disease. It also gives you time to focus on yourself and enjoy activities such as exercising or spending time outdoors. All of these things are important for maintaining good physical and mental health.

5 Ways to Unplug and Recharge

Take a day trip – visit a nearby tourist spot or go explore nature in your own backyard.

Disconnect from technology – turn off all electronics and phones for an hour or two.

Do something creative – paint, play music, write in a journal, make something with your hands.

Have a spa day – get a massage, soak in the tub, practice yoga or meditation.

Book yourself into a wilderness therapy program –  reconnect with nature, learn new skills and explore yourself through outdoor activities. Second Nature Utah is a great example of this.

Taking breaks is incredibly important to help you recharge and be the best version of yourself. It's important to remember that unplugging doesn't mean you have to completely disconnect from everything, but it's essential to give yourself time away from work and technology every now and then in order to keep your mental health in check. With a few simple steps, you can easily take a break and make sure you come back feeling energized and ready for whatever life may throw at you!


  1. This is such a great post! Taking a break from work is essential. I know that as a blogger it feels like there's never enough time in the day. But it's not good to keep going on top speed all the time. In fact it's the opposite and it makes me feel uninspired and unmotivated. So, I usually log off from my devices after 5 pm. It helps me sleep better too by doing this!

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  2. Just read your article on the importance of taking breaks and wanted to say it was really well-written and informative. I especially appreciated the practical tips you included. Keep up the great work!

  3. I like your thought about what breaks are energizing. My free time is minimal, but also I feel exhausted. Thank you for your article reminder. I'll try to pay more attention to the work-rest balance.

  4. Indeed, breaks are energizing! We all need breaks from time to time.

  5. Technology detoxing is something I do quite often. I have found that it helps me to reground and refocus on my life goals.

  6. For me, having and taking a break is important. In that way, I can free my mind from toxic and stress and having a break is a new way for me to think a new strategy.

  7. The wilderness therapy program sounds ideal! I would love to try that. Thanks for the reminders to take a break. I'll be checking out some of your ideas.

  8. I try to do breaks from electronics, too. My boys are on a break right now, they don't get their ipads on school days. It's great to watch them be creative when they aren't just staring at a screen!

  9. Aaahhh yes! Taking breaks away from the computer is so good and refreshing for the eyes. It's a pity I don't take them regularly.

  10. Oh wow, that's the most perfect timing ever. It's something I'm now trying to do having burnt the candle at both ends. I'm trying to do short breaks from technology when I can as it can really help.

  11. I can't wait to finish college and do absolutely nothing but sleep and eat. I always try to unplug by taking a long bath after college and going for walk in the park.

  12. It's very easy to get burned out and even more frequent if you don't take a break once in a while. It's quite important to have one and helps you improve as well.


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