Breaks are an essential part of life. As great as it is to love your work and lifestyle, prioritizing occasional times to pause, slow down, and switch things up are essential to refresh and energize you. Learning how to tell if you need a break is a healthy habit to get into, so that you know when to pause before you burn out.
Whether you're a full time stay at home mom, working a 40 hour a week job, or doing a combination of the two, life can get exhausting and it's important to know when you need a little extra TLC.
A break doesn't have to be a full blown tropical vacation (though you won't hear me complaining about two weeks in the Bahamas.) It can be as simple as a weekend trip, or a day at home with wine and a good book. No matter the style of self-care you prefer knowing when you need it and making it a priority is one of the most important skills you can develop.
Very Well noted that self-care has important benefits for your mental, physical, and emotional health, and that neglecting it has similarly negative consequences. So, if one or all of these signs ring true, do yourself a favor and take that break you've been dreaming about for months.