A break before you break

When was the last time you took a break?

You could be someone working from home, a homemaker, or simply someone looking for work. We all need some time off, don’t we?

But what about the pandemic? We can’t go out anywhere, so what is the point you might ask.

A break is not crucial only from the physical sense, but it holds a key for a better state of mind.

With the current times, media scare, and our own personal crisis, it is easy to get lost, and sometimes, we need time to find ourselves and pull ourselves back together.

Understandably, there could be many fears about what will happen while you are on a timeout, especially from work.

How will it be perceived?

What are weekends for?

Will it impact my pay?

Will it affect my job?

Have an open conversation with your manager and weigh your leave options. You should be able to arrive as a mutual agreement.

And, yes, if you are a homemaker, the break is essential for you as well. And it can’t be emphasized enough. Seek assistance from family.

Either way, irrespective of where you stand in life, it could be 30 mins break, a single day, or a few days break. It is OK if you have nowhere to go and nothing to do at that point.

Because you need that vessel of yours fully functional, and regular maintenance is essential. It is like how airlines say, “If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first, and then assist the other person.”


Image credits – Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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