• Melania Zilo

Signs It's Time to Take a Break

I'm no stranger to the workaholic culture that is ever so present today. For the longest time, I have allowed my productivity levels to determine my worth, and if I wasn't overworked, it felt like I wasn't working hard enough, or even worse, I wasn't enough. It wasn't until I had worked to exhaustion that I realized it was time to rest. I gifted myself more days off, more free time, and more space to do things for myself. This allowed me to recharge and prepare for the new projects that are coming up. I promised myself that I would be putting myself and my mental health first, and I believe you should too. Keep scrolling for signs you need to take a break.

You're starting to lose focus.

Scatterbrain. We've all been there. It feels like your brain is soup, and you're finding it difficult to keep track of all your commitments and responsibilities.


You're awake at night but exhausted during the day.

High-stress levels in the body can be detrimental to hormone function and can leave the body feeling confused.


Your physical health is being compromised.

High levels of cortisol can raise your blood pressure, trigger headaches, and put stress on stress on your entire body. Mental health and physical health go hand in hand, so when you're not taking care of your mind, your body is also at risk.


Your job has become your life.

It's the first thing you think of when you wake up and the last when you fall asleep. You feel guilty for spending time away from work. You find yourself often distracted, thinking about work, and are having trouble living in the present moment.


It can be hard to disconnect and give yourself a break, but remember that you cannot pour from an empty glass. In order to do your best, you need to feel your best. Take some time to yourself to be still and breathe. You deserve it.


Love always,

Melania Zilo